‘Fatwa’ toll-free number soon

ABU DHABI — The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Awqaf (GAIAA) will soon be setting up a toll-free number for information concerning ‘fatwas’ in English and Urdu languages, according to a senior official.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Tue 31 Jul 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:24 AM

The move is prompted by the astounding success of the Arabic service- 800 calls a day.

GAIAA Director-General Dr. Mohammed Matter Al Ka’abi said the initiative comes in line with the demographic profile of the country, which hosts millions of English- and Urdu-speaking expatriates.



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