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The Islamic Research Academy renewed its disagreement on the unified law of building houses of worship and insisted on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques. This came in a meeting headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah. This...
Rights and legal activists criticized decisions by the Family House initiative on October 16 that recommended the abolition of the draft law on unified construction of houses of worship. The initiative, which had been launched earlier by the Azhar in order to avoid any possible sectarian strife,...
A rapporteur of the International Sufi Conference called for the formation of a world union encompassing all Sufi associations around the globe in order to strengthen cooperation and unify their objectives.
The president of al-shar'īyah association for believers in the Qur'ān and sunnah, Shaykh Muhammad Mukhtār al-Mahdī, said that we need to learn from the Tunisian revolution that came because of the constant aggression against God's Sharī'ah. He added that funded youth were behind the Israeli Embassy...
Sources close to the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Doctor Ahmad al-Tayīb, have denied that the urgent meeting held, with a number of high-level political figures including presidential candidates and representatives of political parties, was not to amend the Azhar document. It was also stated that it...
Hundereds of niqāb-clad women protested in front of the Azhar office on May 5, 2011 as they are against opinions by Egypt's Grand Muftī Alī Jum'ah regarding the all-covering veil.
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb said that the increase of extremist movements was due to the absence of moderate ideologies present. Tayīb warned that there will be bloodshed if extremist ideologies and ways of thinking were not confronted. Read the original article in Arabic  
Salafist leaders announced clearly that they will never accept anything but the Islamic sharī'ah to rule in Egypt. They also refused Copts or women to be president. "Whoever target this blessed [salafī] call woe would be unto them. The current attack [on salafists] is a matter of time but the...
The "General Sheikhdom of Sūfī Methods" held a closed meeting at the Police Club on March 19, 2011, which included forty-five shaykhs from different methods representing more than ten million followers.  
The chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee at the Shūrá [Consultative] Council says that the government is about to announce “a sovereign decision” regulating the building of churches, according to al-Shurūq al-Jadīd on Sunday.   Dr. Mustafá al-Fiqī said the decision would “satisfy God and the...

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