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Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...
None of those calling for renewal and modernization would have ever dreamed of a day when Friday prayer would be suspended as has happened in a number of Arab and Islamic countries.  It had been announced from Kuwait to Syria that all group prayer would be suspended and that mosques would only do...
Is it allowed in Islam to not go to Friday prayer out of fear of coming in contact with people?
The Catholic, Evangelical and Episcopal churches of Egypt have announced that they have joined with al-Azhar and the Vatican to pray on Thursday May 14, for humanity to be relieved from the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the invitation of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced that it is forming a committee of specialists and professionals, both at home and abroad, to combat the novel coronavirus crisis. Leading Muslim Brotherhood figures would be among the committee members, as well as figures from professional bodies including...
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Shaykh of al-Azhar, stressed that the Egyptian people are a people of unwavering character, who fully appreciate the meaning of solidarity and brotherhood. 
It is almost Ramadan [Ramaḍān], which comes this year amid exceptional circumstances. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has forced people to stay indoors following the preventative measures taken by the government, including quarantine and placing a curfew on civilians’ movement. The...

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