Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, examined some of the fatwas issued by Dar-ul-Ifta Rabwah regarding the participation of a widow in her son’s wedding during the ‘iddah period, a wali’s permission for the marriage of a widow or a divorced woman, and also the method of citation used in those fatwas.
Huzoor-e-Anwaraa then issued the following guidance regarding these issues in his letter dated 29 October 2021:
“[…] On page three of a fatwa under the reference number 20/27.09.2021, you have cited Al Fazl of 16 August 1948 as quoted in the book Fiqh-e-Ahmadiyya (Ibadat). Firstly, this reference is incorrect. Secondly, if the original source is available, the reference should be given from that original source.
“I had someone look up this reference. The quote mentioned in your fatwa is from the Friday sermon of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maudra, delivered on 6 August 1948, which was published on pages 2 to 4 of the Daily Al Fazl Rabwah of 8 March 1961.
“The book Fiqh-e-Ahmadiyya contains many such errors, which need to be corrected. Direct the attention of Tadwin-e-Fiqh Kameti [the committee tasked to compile fiqh matters] to complete its revision work as soon as possible.”