The Oran fatwa was an Islamic legal opinion issued in 1504 to address
the forced conversion to Christianity of Muslims in the Crown of Castile
in Iberia in 1500–1502. The fatwa sets out detailed relaxations of the
sharia (Islamic law) requirements, allowing the Muslims to conform
outwardly to Christianity and perform acts that are ordinarily forbidden
in Islamic law, when necessary to survive. It includes relaxed
instructions to fulfill the ritual prayers, charity and purification,
and recommendations for how to handle obligations that violated Islamic
law, such as worshipping as Christians, performing blasphemy, and
consuming pork and wine. The fatwa enjoyed wide currency in Spain among
Muslims and Moriscos – Muslims nominally converted to Christianity
and their descendants – from the time of the first forced conversions
up to the expulsion of the Moriscos (1609–1614). The author of the
fatwa was Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah, a North African Islamic law scholar
(mufti) of the Maliki school.
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