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Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)
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The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) is a body of Islamic scholars and imāms who issue fatwās (fatāwā, formal legal opinions) and other religious pronouncements concerning Islamic perspectives and practices. Generally, the Council focuses its efforts on responding to questions from North American Muslims concerning modern issues not thoroughly addressed by classical jurists, particularly issues that are unique to a Muslim-minority context.

FCNA emerged from what was originally known as the Religious Affairs Committee of the Muslim Students’ Association …

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Bowen, Patrick, “Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_59535>
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