Muftī

Islamic scholar with the authorization to give fatwas, who has received an official appointment, high ranking government official.

English

2. The International Islamic Conference continues its sessions: Disunity between the Muslims has weakened them. The Muslims have to join the new international system as partners

Locations:

Glossary:

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
2. The International Islamic Conference continues its sessions: Disunity between the Muslims has weakened them. The Muslims have to join the new international system as partners
Date of source: 
June 24, 1999
Author: 
Sayyid Hulwah and Muhammad Yunus
Article summary: 

The 11th conference of the High Council for the Islamic Affairs continues its sessions. Dr. Hamdi Zaqzouq, the Minister of Waqfs, said that the Muslims are invited to share in the aims of politicians and scientists in working towards a better world.

2. They apostatized Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid and then they differed [from one another]: The fight of Al-Muhtasibeen at judiciary courts

Locations:

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
2. They apostatized Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid and then they differed [from one another]: The fight of Al-Muhtasibeen at judiciary courts
Date of source: 
June 16, 1999
Author: 
Tharwat Shalabi
Article summary: 

Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin, who accused who previously filed a Hesba case against Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid accusing him of apostasy and causing the handing down of a judicial verdict divorcing Zaid from his wife, Dr. Ibtihaal Younnes, a development which led Abu Zaid and his family to emigrate from the country, now himself stands accused of apostasy on account of his book "Aby Adam: Bayn Al-Ostoura wal Al-Haqeeqa" ["Adam my father: Between Myth and Reality"].

11. Grand mufti Bin Baz passes away

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
11. Grand mufti Bin Baz passes away
Date of source: 
May 14, 1999
Author: 
Muhammad Murad
Article summary: 

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti of 25 years is dead, but his Islamic missionary efforts will continue via his extensive writings and an Internet web page.

28. Rape clause repealed

Glossary:

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
28. Rape clause repealed
Date of source: 
Apr 29 - May 5, 1999
Author: 
Mirz Tadrus
Article summary: 

It is certain that there will be fewer marriage proposals made by rapists to their victims, now that the People’s Assembly has approved the annulment of clause 291 of the Penal Code, which waives aside criminal charges against a rapist if he offers to marry his victim. The removal of the clause is intended to discourage would-be rapists from committing the crime, believing that they can get away with it.

10. Rafa’t Al-Sa’id in a frank conversation: I agree to the initiative of stopping violence but...

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
10. Rafa’t Al-Sa’id in a frank conversation: I agree to the initiative of stopping violence but...
Date of source: 
May 3, 1999
Author: 
Salim &#8217Azouz
Article summary: 

An interview between Rafa’t Al-Sa’id of the Tagammu’ Party (who is fiercely critical of the Muslim Brotherhood), and Saleem ’Azouz (the interviewer). He says: "A religious [political] party will start or directly lead to terrorism. I tell you frankly that politicization of religion or religionization of politics will lead to emergence of a political party that claims it represents the religion. If this happens, those who will oppose will be [labeled] ’unbelievers’... "

4. Debate over ’sinful’ entertainment

Locations:

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
4. Debate over ’sinful’ entertainment
Date of source: 
April 29 - May 5, 1999
Author: 
Jamal ‘Isam al-Din
Article summary: 

Sheikh Nasr Farid Wasel, the Grand Mufti of the Republic, took parliamentarians by surprise last week when he objected to a government-sponsored draft law imposing an entrance tax on a wide range of places of entertainment.

16. The Grand Mufti calls the Islamic World to help Muslims of Kosovo

Locations:

Publisher (s):

Glossary:

Article title: 
16. The Grand Mufti calls the Islamic World to help Muslims of Kosovo
Date of source: 
April 26, 1999
Author: 
Not mentioned
Article summary: 

Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, the Grand Mufti, demanded that the Islamic world support Muslims of Kosovo as it is obligatory for all Muslims. This, he said, can only be achieved by unifying our efforts and words.

7. Home Talk. [The Mufti of Egypt’s views on the old schools of fiqh -Islamic jurisprudence]

Locations:

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
7. Home Talk. [The Mufti of Egypt’s views on the old schools of fiqh -Islamic jurisprudence]
Date of source: 
April 27, 1999
Author: 
‘Ala’ al-Dab‘
Article summary: 

Egypt’s mufti Nasr Farid Wasel is a staunch critic of the theories proposed to update the principles of the old schools of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He is particularly opposed to the leaders of this campaign, Professor Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi and writer Gamal Al-Banna.

5. The Mufti says: Pilgrimage is permissible -halal- for actresses

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
5. The Mufti says: Pilgrimage is permissible -halal- for actresses
Date of source: 
April 23, 1999
Author: 
Iqbal Sa‘id
Article summary: 

The fatwa of Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, the Grand Mufti, published lately in one of the papers stating that pilgrimage of actresses is not halal (not religiously permissible) caused a big fuss and much ado. Then the Grand Mufti denied that he released such a fatwa. Dr. Wasel wanted to stop the media frenzy caused by his fatwa, but instead he simply provoked more questions about actresses’ and belly dancers’ money.

4. Home Talk

Publisher (s):

Article title: 
4. Home Talk
Date of source: 
April 20, 1999
Author: 
‘Ala’ al-Dab‘
Article summary: 

Over the past few years, Al-Azhar has been the venue of very serious confrontations between hard-liner and moderate sheikhs and scholars. This confrontation reached a peak during a seminar where professor Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, Dean of the School of Theology at Al-Azhar, presented his new theory of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) which caused quite a stir among the attendants.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Muftī