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Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that a protocol was signed with the Salafi leaders including the Jam’iah al – Shari’iah and Ansār al- Sunnah al Muhammadiyah. The agreement was that a supervisor from the ministry would be appointed in the mosques’ boards in order to...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, Deputy Leader of al-Da’wah al-Salafīa, issued a fatwá (religious verdict) saying that non-Muslims are not allowed to hold the function of president, nor any other sovereign functions, because it is not permissible for an infidel to rule over a Muslim according to the sharī’ah (...
The past few years have seen a large degree of chaos in the field of religious discourse in Egypt and, in particular, who has the right to issue fatwás. However, June 30th’s uprising reinstated that Dār al- iftā’, Committee of fatwá and the Committee of Da’wah Research are the only two institutions...
Sheikh Ahmad Turk, head of research and advocacy at the Ministry of Endowments has released information regarding meetings conducted between members of the Salafī organization and the Minister of Endowments, Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah.
The Ministry of Endowments announced that only 3,300 mosques nationwide would be participating in the religious tradition of i’tikāf this year. Sheikh Muhamad ‘Abd al-Rāziq, head of the religious sector of the Ministry of Endowments, issued a strong warning to whoever tries to violate the rules and...
Ahmad Turk, head of research and dā’wah at the Ministry of Endowments guaranteed that any speculation about mosque closures throughout the holy month of Ramadan is not true. All mosques will remain open and welcome to worshippers throughout the month. 
After having temporarily calmed down, relations between the Ministry of Endowments and the Salafīs have ignited once again, this time regarding i’itikāf. Sheikh Muhamad ‘abd el-Rāzik, representative of the Ministry of Endowments for Quranic and Mosque matters, stated, “i’itikaaf is a tradition that...
Shaykh Ahmad Ni'ayna', Qur’ān reciter, and member of the Syndicate of Reciters  stated that Shaykh Muhammad al-Tabalāwī did not suspend him from the syndicate as has been earlier stated.
The Ministry of Endowments assured that there is no desire to cancel the Iʿtikāf practice (a retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days) in the ten last days of Ramadan.
The Committee responsible for receiving the applications for the post of the AzharUniversity president stated that today is the deadline for receiving all applications.
The Grand Mutfī Shawqī ‘Allām voted on the referendum in Nasr City. He commented that participation in the referendum is a testimony of truth that cannot be withheld (Al-Shaymā’ ‘Abd al-Lattīf, al-Tahrīr, Jan. 15, p. 11). Read original text in Arabic.
The Deputy of the Ministry of Endowments assured that they closed al-Hussayn Mosque to avoid the bloodshed after many Salafīs stated that they shall confront the Shī’ites who are planning to commemorate ‘Ashūrā’ there (al-Shaymā’ Abdul Latīf and Sābir al-‘Arabī, al-Tahrīr, Nov. 15, p. 5). Read the...
Seeking to prevent further manipulation of mosques by the Muslim brotherhood, the Ministry of Endowments activated the decision that all the mosques should stay under its supervision.
The Salafī Front has stated that it is not Islamically permissible for Muslims to congratulate Copts on their religious festivals and that attending the Church to offer congratulations would be a “sin”. This is in response to an invitation from the Coptic Church to President Mursī to attend a...
The Azhar senior scholars said that the film discrediting Prophet Muhammad is deliberately an attempt to hurt Muslims by zionists. The statement added that Azhar scholars have been watching closely the series of offenses against Islam, including burning mushafs, attacks on mosques and attacking...
This article deals with the rules of conversion from Christianity to Islam, and vice-versa, in Egypt.
The Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy has decided to confiscate Muhammad ‘Imārah’s book that was accused of offending Christianity.
In the Episcopal Church’s symposium, muftī if Egypt asserts that the way towards peaceful coexistence in Egypt is long and needs several reforms.  
Vice president of the National Council for Human Rights criticizes the current superficial religiosity in the Islamic countries and considered calls to abolish the Sharī‘ah to be a kind of madness.

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