Women to issue to Fatwa in Saudi Arabia

Women to give Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, women will be allowed to issue fatwas (religious rulings).

During the forty ninth meeting of the Shoura Council, 107 member voted in favor.

General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta, the only governmental body authorized to issue fatwas in the Kingdom, is directed to open independent sections for women soon.

This is the latest new change after permission to drive cars was given by the King few days ago

For more details see Arab News