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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...
On Saturday, al-Azhar issued a fatwa declaring it unlawful to insult the victims of Coronavirus, explaining that those who died from the disease are considered martyrs. al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center said that being infected with the virus is not a sin or a crime. 
Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah confirmed, in a post on its Facebook page, that the reward for a Muslim’s prayer at home for an excuse is the same as the reward for his prayer in the mosque; Prophet (SAW) said: “When a servant of Allah is accustomed to do a good work, then becomes ill or goes on journey,...
Are diseases and pandemics among the signs of the Hour of the Resurrection…Question and Answer by Shaykh Aḥmad Wisām, Secretary of Fatwas [fatwā] for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ.  During the live broadcast on the Dār al-Iftāʾ official page, he explained that diseases are not among the signs of the...
In light of the spread of the Coronavirus and fears of it expanding greatly, most of the world’s nations have adopted harsh measures to limit its spread.  These measures were not limited to social or cultural aspects; rather, they have extended to religious rituals as well.  Mosques and churches...

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