Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Tehelka.com, March 14, 2014 | NewAgeIslam.Com, March 21, 2014
On 25 February, the Supreme Court ruled that fatwas and diktats by muftis had no sanction in law. The two-judge bench observed, “Anything not sanctioned by the law need not be taken cognisance by anyone. The muftis can take up any issue and give a fatwa. But this will be akin to any common man’s view on an issue.” The court’s verdict is in accordance with the sharia.