Islamic law expert: Fatwa valid only if states gazette it

PETALING JAYA: Muslims can only be punished under Syariah law for vaping in states where a national fatwa declaring e-cigarettes as haram or forbidden has been gazetted, says an Islamic law expert.

Assoc Prof Dr Shamrahayu A. Aziz said that a fatwa issued by the National Fatwa Committee, such as the recent one against vaping, was not legally binding but would become enforceable once endorsed by the states.

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