Fatah Ka Fatwa

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Fatah Ka Fatwa
Created byZee News
StarringTarek Fatah
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi/ Urdu
No. of episodes17
Producer(s)Zee News
Running time60 minutes
Original release7 January (2017-01-07) – 6 May 2017 (2017-05-06)

Fatah Ka Fatwa (Hindi: फ़तह का फ़तवा) is an all-Muslim discussion show,[1] hosted by secularist and liberal activist Tarek Fatah on Hindi news channel Zee News.[2][3][4][5][6] The 17-episodes show focuses on Muslim issues like Islamic terrorism, Hijab, Kafir, Nikah mut‘ah, Nikah Halala, Islamic banking and finance, Child marriage etc.[7][8][9][10] The series tries to explain various facets of the Quran as well as other theological nuggets of Islam.[11] Asian Paints was initially the sponsor of the programme but company had to withdraw its support after an online petition was started calling Indian Muslims to boycott the brand, but later yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. stepped forward to offer the crucial sponsor support to Zee News and became its sponsor.[12] Season 1 of the show ended on 6 May 2017.


Season 1[edit]


Season 1[edit]

Episode Topic Original Air date
Debate on Islamic terrorism
7 January 2017
Debate on Hijab in Islam
14 January 2017
Debate on Kafir
21 January 2017
Debate on Triple talaq in India
28 January 2017
Debate on Muslim Ulemas and Maulana pressure
4 February 2017
Debate with Muslim women for Ulemas and Maulana pressure
11 February 2017
Debate on Muslim as Vote Bank
18 February 2017
Debate on Freedom of Speech in Islam and Intolerance at Rekhta
25 February 2017
Voter Fraud via Burqa
5 March 2017
On Islamic Haj subsidy
19 March 2017
Caste system in Muslims
25 March 2017
Debate on Triple talaq
1 April 2017
Debate on Nikah Halala
8 April 2017
Debate on adoption in Islam
15 April 2017
Debate on Nikah mut‘ah
22 April 2017
Debate on Islamic banking and finance
29 April 2017
Debate on Jihad
6 May 2017


The show was well received.[13] The show noticed a huge engagement on social media with the #FatahKaFatwa trending on Twitter.[14] An orthodox radical Maulana Ansar Raza who heads the ‘Gareeb Nawaz Foundation’ NGO filed a PIL against Fatah Ka Fatwa show.[15][16] In February 2017, Rashtriya Ulama Council complained to ECI to ask Zee News to stop the programme on as it is polarising voters ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. A Bareilly-based radical Islamic organisation All India Faizan-e-Madina Council asked to halt the show.[17][18][19]



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  7. ^ "A bounty on my head, I'm a virtual prisoner in Delhi". Torontosun.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
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  10. ^ "Muslim Cleric Claims That Sania Mirza's Tennis Dress is "Sexual"". Hindaily.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  11. ^ "Serial Episode On". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  12. ^ "Asian Paints Withdraws Support to Fatah ka Fatwa; Patanjali Steps Forward to Support Hate Campaign". Caravan Daily. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  13. ^ "'Your throat will be slit': Canadian's Muslim talk show in India triggers threats, a bounty on his head". News.nationalpost.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  14. ^ @FatahKaFatwa (21 January 2017). "To share your opinions, criticism or..." (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-07-23 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Muslim cleric approaches Delhi HC to halt 'Fatah Ka Fatwa'". Indiasamvad.co.in. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
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  17. ^ "Cleric announces bounty on heads of Tarek Fatah, Subhash Chandra". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  18. ^ "Muslim organisation announces Rs 10 lakh reward for beheading Tarek Fatah". Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  19. ^ "Bareilly-based Muslim organisation offers Rs 10 lakh for beheading Islamic scholar Tarek Fatah". The Indian Express. 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  20. ^ "Delhi High Court sent Notice to Information and Broadcasting on 'Fatah Ka Fatwa' Show – Irony of India". Ironyofindia.com. Retrieved 2017-03-09.