Calls to enroll women in council of scholars
Arab News
 
JEDDAH: Inspired by the recent announcement made by the Grand Mufti of Syria Sheikh Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun, Saudi scholars are now opening a heated debate about whether or not women can become muftis. Some have recommended such a move, others agreed but with restrictions to issuing fatwas only for women. While some don’t approve at all.Hassoun has said he is personally supervising a project that would make women ready to become muftis soon in Syria. Adding that tens of women of varying ages, who graduated from Islamic law school, are now enrolling in different rehabilitation courses that would help them receive women and issue fatwas for them. Women who become “muftiya” can also be members of the Iftaa Board.
 
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