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Religious scholars came to be divided between supporters and opponents to the idea of the nomination of Muslim women in elections and regarding their rights in participating in the political life. The Mufti and sheikh Youssef Al-Badri believe that women’s nature does not allow them to have a role...
Many girls declared their wish to work as marriage officials and explained that such a job is not Haram [religiously forbidden]. Scholars in Jordan explain that men are doing the job and there is no need for women in the field. Other scholars do not mind to have women working as marriage officials...
The Permanent Committee for Scientific Researches and Fatwas of Saudi Arabia issued a fatwa stating that the kidney dialysis spoils the fasting because something is taken out of the body and replaced by something else and this cause the breaking of his fasting. The patient may delay his kidney...
The punishment for Ridda [apostasy] from Islam was not stated clearly in the Holy Qur’an like the punishment for stealing. However, it was mentioned in two not-agreed-by-all Hadiths. The scholars did not consider such Hadiths while giving opinions, to the extent that Dr. Mahmoud Shaltout, the late...
Nobody ever thought that the young man dressed in a suit and tarboush [head cover used widely in Egypt until the 1950’s], sitting in a cafe in [the city of] Ismailia with some of his friends, would be the founder of the biggest violent group in Egypt throughout the twentieth century. That was in...
Under the title "Why did the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar retreat from participation in building the church at Beheira?", a weekly newspaper published an article about Dr. Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, not participating in the founding ceremony of the Bishop Tadros Church in Hosh Eisa...
Rose El-Youssef magazine continues its recent attack against the Labor Party (in Egypt) claiming that the party has been hijacked by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslim extremists, and that it is presenting itself falsely as the sole party representing the interests of Islam in Egypt.
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is regarded as a member of the Islamic movement. In this article (the first of a series) he discusses in an interview the relationship between Islam and politics. He calls for true democracy and fair elections. He also urges Muslims wanting to effect political change to...
An Egyptian Gazette comment on the interview of al-Musawwar with sheikh Tantawi. The Gazette praises Tantawi for his cautious attitude.
Islam is known to rule out borrowing and lending if usury is involved. But Al-Azhar Rector Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi says borrowing to meet the necessities of life is permissible.
The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, has backed down from a month-old fatwa (legal opinion) that shook both the business community and ordinary Muslims who might want to buy a home.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalily, the grand mufti of Oman, has said that there are two reasons for the spread of Islam. First, there is the internal reason that has something to do with its principles and articles of faith, including its morals and values to humanity, as contained in Qur`an and...
A controversial fatwa, or religious edict, issued by Sheikh Al Azhar proclaiming that it is against Islamic religious precepts to borrow money for the purpose of conspicuous consumption could derail an upcoming mortgage law and further stall the economy.
Interview with sheikh Dr. Sayyed Tantawi on housing loans. In previous articles words were put in his mouth which were not true. The sheikh approves of these loans if buying that house is a necessity for his family. Loans for other purposes, such as purchasing luxuries or making financial gain are...
The article discusses to what extent the civil court is affected by the judgment of the Mufti concerning death penalties. The Mufti responds to questions.
Amin Hammad, a member of the People’s Assembly, asked Prime Minister Dr. Atef Abeed and Counselor Farouq Seef Al- Nasr, Minister of Justice, to seek a constitutional, juristic resolution concerning the fatwa of the Grand Sheikh of the Azhar. Amin Hammad explained that this fatwa means that bank...
Sheikh Tantawi responded to Salah Montaser’s article in Al-Ahram. He says he never said that the person who takes a loan to buy a flat or a new car accepts usury and is considered an apostate.
Emigrant Egyptians all over the world can now follow the news of their country via the Internet. One particular site provides Muslims all over the world with fatwas in their religion from the Mufti of Egypt. Pope Shenouda also publishes a weekly message on the web to the emigrant Copts.
Mohammed Shebl criticizes two hadiths which have been used by extremists to justify their activities. He argues that those who deny that these hadiths lead to terrorism in fact encourage terrorism. The RNSAW asked Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, dean of the College of the Foundation of Religion (Usul el-...
Al-Turabi said that Mohammed renewed the jurisprudence of the Prophets and he came to renew the jurisprudence of Mohammed.
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