PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year IX • No. 1 • pp. 127-140
COLLECTIONS OF FATWAS IN OTTOMAN TURKISH: A GENERAL OVERVIEW
Irena D. Kolaj-Ristanović
Istorijski arhiv Beograda
Pravni zapisi, No. 1/2018, pp. 127-140
Original Scientific Article
fatwa, Sharia, Ottoman Turkish, collection
Legal decision, as an answer to issues of believers-Muslims, in accordance with Sharia Law, in oral or written form, called fatwa, had a development process since the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Fatwa lasts even today, as a tool which Islam uses to adjust to the civilization changes, so it is used in solving daily problems of believers. This work intends to represent development of fatwa, its role in Islamic society, with an overview of basic terms of religious law-Sharia Law, and issues of preservation of fatwas in Ottoman Turkish, as a movable cultural heritage.