Muslim Leaders Issue Legal Ruling Against Wildlife Trafficking

Fatwa against trafficking - National Geographic

Indonesia’s Muslim clerical body has issued the first fatwa against wildlife trafficking. A “fatwa” is a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar.

“the fatwa itself is merely a call to action. Invoking passages from the Koran, the fatwa…is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.”

First Ever Fatwa Issued Against Wildlife Trafficking
National Geographic
“This fatwa is issued to give an explanation, as well as guidance, to all Muslims in Indonesia on the sharia law perspective on issues related to animal conservation,” said Hayu Prabowo, chair of the Council of Ulama’s environment and natural resources


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