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Hashtag IslamHow Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority$
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Gary R. Bunt

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469643168

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643168.001.0001

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Fatwa Machine

Fatwa Machine

Command and Control in Muslim Digital Worlds

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(p.63) Chapter Four Fatwa Machine
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Hashtag Islam
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Gary R. Bunt

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643168.003.0005

This chapter discusses at how specific worldviews of Islam are articulated online, and the ways in which religious authority has become a key driver within cyber Islamic environments. The chapter includes brief case studies of key online religious authorities, demonstrating different approaches towards 'fatwas' and other expressions of religious authority.

Keywords:   Fatwas, Authority, Diversity, Edicts, Opinions

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