Citation for Mufti

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"Mufti." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Nov 19, 2019. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1572>.

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"Mufti." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e1572 (accessed Nov 19, 2019).

Mufti

Jurist capable of giving, upon request, an authoritative although nonbinding opinion (fatwa) on a point of Islamic law. These opinions are generally based on precedent and compiled in legal reference manuals. In Twelver Shiism an analogous role came to be played by a mujtahid. In some contexts, muftis are appointed by the state and serve on advisory councils.

See also Faqih; Fatwa

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