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Q 5: Who should be responsible for issuing Fatwas and guidance in religious matters? Some religious people here speak English and a little Urdu but they can not speak the beloved Arabic; the language of the Qur'an and Sunnah. Are these people qualified for Ifta' (Part No. 12; Page No. 92) and guidance in religious matters?

A: Issuing Fatwas (legal opinions issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) and religious guidance should be given by those who are well-versed in the knowledge of the Book and the Sunnah as well as the opinions of scholars. There is no wrong in addressing people in the language they understand, even if it is not the Arabic language. Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.