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A YouTube video in which an Egyptian (the text did not mentioned whether he is a Muslim or Christian) youth defiled the Qur’ān has sparked controversy amongst religious circles. The actions prompted a response from the Azhar officials, with Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī stating that if he had acted in “...
Today’s press overview is tackling a “weird” so-called fatwá sanctioning the killing of opponents of President Muhammad Mursī, made by Shaykh Hāshim Islām, a member of the Azhar’s fatwá committee. In his religious opinion, Islām considered the opponents as “khawārij [Kharijites which means...
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, decided to refer the Azharite attire in Iraq, Shaykh Faraj Allah al- Shāzilī, for investigation for making the call for prayers in the Shi’ite way which contradicts with the call of Sunnah.
Last Tuesday (September 3), Dr. Shāykh Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar, met the institution's representatives in the Constituent Assembly amending Egypt's Constitution to discuss Al-Azhar's view on the new document and agree on the texts that they will present to the assembly. One of the...
The Azhar and Dār al Iftā’ denounced the terrorist explosions that took place in Cairo and Sinai.
Shaykh Jābir al-Tāyi’, Deputy of the Ministry of Endowments, assured that non-Azharis among the Salafī preachers, including Shaykh Muhammad Hassān and Muhammad Hasanayn Yaqūb and Abū Isāq al- Huwaynī are not permitted to ascend the pulpits of mosques, as they are not appointed by the Ministry,...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the muftī of Egypt, stressed that individuals should not implement legal penalties or take revenge themselves away from state institutions.  
Sources in the Azhar stated that the Grand Imam, Ahmad al- Tayyib, will take part in person in the Aswan reconciliation committee that aims to bring accord between the Banī Hilal and al- Dabūdiah tribes. 
The Ministry of Endowments has warned against using the prayer spaces in ‘Īd al- Adhá in electoral campaigning or partisan discussions.
Shaykh Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments and the head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs stated that the 24th Public Conference of the Council will be held under the title the “Grandeur of Islam and the Mistakes of those who follow it”.
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the success of the International Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has assured that Egypt is the country of security and peace. He added that it has showed that Egypt has regained its power and leadership, and that...
Grand Muftī Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām will participate today in the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ that is being held in Abu Dhabi, a conference involving Muslim thinkers and intellectuals from around the world. Doctor ‘Allām emphasized the necessity of spreading a culture of peace in...
Al- Azhar has honored Counselor Adly Mansūr, former interim president, for his dedication and devotion in the service of the homeland
The Azhar, Dār al-Iftā’ and the Ministry of Endowments demanded punishment for those responsible for the death of several members of the security forces in the town of al-Farāfara in the governorate ‘NewValley’.
After his reappointment as Minister of Religious Endowments, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah stated that he is planning to regulate the Egyptian religious discourse more tightly in order to purge it from extremist elements. Furthermore, he wants to improve the investments of the endowment funds in...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, refuted all allegations posed against his ministry regarding its cooperation with the state of Israel. Dr. Jum’ah referred to these allegations as lies intended to damage the ministry’s image. 
Dār al- Iftā assured that giving incorrect or data to official institutions in order to attend Hadj (pilgrimage) is prohibited religiously whether that takes place in his country or a country that person would travel to
Dār al- Iftā’ has assured that Islam does not ban tourism and does not consider it harām (religiously prohibited). It also assured the importance of developing the tourism industry as an economic resource to combat unemployment (Sanā’ Hashīsh, al-Wafd, Feb. 22, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, mufti of the Republic has denounced the terrorist attack that has targeted the Sinai security department in ‘Arīsh and led to the death of eight and injured more than 22 others. 
Dr Ahmad al- Tayyib, the Azhar Shaykh is traveling on Sunday to the Emirates to receive the Dubai International Award for the Holy Qur’ān. 

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