In a subversive new use of the “fatwa,” the Indonesian Council of Ulama, in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, has issued a fatwa, or edict, declaring illegal hunting or illegal trading of endangered species to be haram (forbidden). The fatwa requires Indonesia’s 200 million Muslims to take an active role in protecting and conserving endangered species, including tigers, rhinos, elephants, and orangutans. Check out the National Geographic article!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-fatwa-indonesia-wildlife-trafficking-koran-world/#.Uyo4J61dVbw

In a subversive new use of the “fatwa,” the Indonesian Council of Ulama, in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, has issued a fatwa, or edict, declaring illegal hunting or illegal trading of endangered species to be haram (forbidden). The fatwa requires Indonesia’s 200 million Muslims to take an active role in protecting and conserving endangered species, including tigers, rhinos, elephants, and orangutans. 

Check out the National Geographic article!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140304-fatwa-indonesia-wildlife-trafficking-koran-world/#.Uyo4J61dVbw