ARABIC: تغيير الفتوى بمقتضيات الزمان والمكان

Changing of the fatwa based on the requirements of time and place

  • Dr. Abdul Wadood Abed Faculty of Sharia, Takhar University, Afghanistan.
  • Dr. Hedayatullah Modaqiq Faculty of Sharia, Takhar University, Afghanistan.
Keywords: Jurisprudence, Fetwa, Constants, Changeable, Expediencies, Terms, Time.


Islamic law, by having features in its principles that are fixed and variable, expresses its authority in any situation and time. Of course, this feature reflects the unique legislative miracle of Islam itself. The source of Islamic law is divine and heavenly, so it has always descended directly through the revelation of Allah Almighty, the Lord of the worlds, and has been arranged according to His wisdom and providence and has been considered in the context of time and place according to their nature and needs. Changing of a fatwa is the change of one rule in a specific issue to another one along with a Sharia cause that agrees with the aims and purposes of the Sharia. Therefore, there is no change in the prescribed rules and the fixed principles of Shari, but Ijtihad, Qiyas and expedient rules can be changed; Because there are many rulings that have been permitted for expediency, after the passage of time and the change of place have led to corruption, which again has become impermissible. The rule of fatwa changing has been valid in the Sharia; Because, on the one hand, the Companions and their followers have used it in their ijtihad fatwas, and on the other hand, Islamic jurisprudence is a developmental debate that progresses together with the caravan of life, no awareness of the demands of time, place and scientific development is synonymous with depriving the Islamic Ummah from virtues and facilities of life, so it is necessary that the change of the fatwa has to be compatible to the change of expediencies, otherwise it will lead to corruption and harm. Statement of the problem: The Islamic jurists have divided the Islamic rules into fixed and variable. This means that the prescribed laws, which are in harmony with meek nature, do not accept changes but the rules which are based on ijtihad can be changed. The discussion of changing the fatwa and its temporal and spatial factors is one of the important issues of jurisprudence that scholars have paid attention to and therefore the answer to these two questions is necessary for the researcher whether changing the fatwa is permissible? Are the requirements of time and place effective in its changing?

Author Biographies

Dr. Abdul Wadood Abed, Faculty of Sharia, Takhar University, Afghanistan.

Associate Professor, Department of Jurisprudence and Law

Dr. Hedayatullah Modaqiq, Faculty of Sharia, Takhar University, Afghanistan.

Assistant Professor, Department of Islamic Culture

How to Cite
Abed, D. A. W., & Modaqiq, D. H. (2021). ARABIC: تغيير الفتوى بمقتضيات الزمان والمكان: Changing of the fatwa based on the requirements of time and place. Rahat-Ul-Quloob, 5(1), 1-13.