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Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...
Egyptian lawyer Dr. Samīr Ṣabrī filed a lawsuit against the Salafi preacher Hishām al-Baylī, accusing him of stirring confusion among the Egyptian people, abusing religion, threatening social peace, security and stability, as well as affecting the national economy, due to a fatwa the preacher...
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, decided to refer the member of the Reciters’ Committee, Shaykh Faraj Allah al- Shāzilī, for investigation before a committee from the Reciters’ Syndicate after a video clip was spread which shows the shaykh, in Azharite attire in Iraq, making the...
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
Yāssir Burhamī, vice president of the Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that his fatwa pertaining to a man allowing his wife to be raped if he is threatened with death has been misinterpreted.
Azharite sources have stated that the Azhar has referred a request from Dr. Muhmmad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, calling for not recognizing the World Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Yūssuf al- Qaradāwī, and closing any branches it may have in Egypt, to the Islamic Research...
Dr. Ibrāhīm Nigm, the advisor to the grand muftī, says that Islam prohibits the shedding of blood of any human being. It also prohibits violence in all its forms.
In his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
Over the past years, the renewal of religious discourse has been the primary concern and the major point of debate in the Egyptian religious institutions, particularly after President al-Sīsī repeated calls on many occasions. 
In its effort to preserve its transparency and tight relationship to the people of Egypt, the Egyptian House of Fatwas, that is, Dār al-Iftāʾ, released its report for the year 2018. The report states that during the current year more than 1 million fatwa have been released in response on questions...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
  The media monitor of Dār al- Iftā’ has alerted in a recent report to the danger of those shaykhs who are not qualified scientifically and issue extremist fatwás. It stated that they do not realize the danger of their fatwás which may lead to the destruction of societies. The report assured that...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the religious discourse has been abducted by unspecialized non-Azharites.
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...
Dār al- Iftā’ has issued a fatwá (religious decree) stating that a woman can abort her baby if her life is in danger. A question came to Dār al- Iftā’ stating that she is pregnant in the sixth month and that the doctors told her that the pregnancy is putting her life in danger. Dār al- Iftā’ thus...
  The media office of the Lebanese Grand Muftī al-Shaykh Muhammad Rashīd al-Qabbānī issued a fatwá against civil marriage, saying its stipulations contradict with the stipulations of Islam and the Qur'ān. The media office added that the Muftī's son al-Shaykh Rāghib al-Qabbānī got married in a...
The secretary of fatwá in Dār al- Iftā, Dr. Magdy Ashūr stated that its is incorrect to generalize the chat fatwá without asking the specialized sheikhs about it.
Dār al- Iftā’ assured that electronic conversations are not allowed between men and women who are unrelated to one another. 
Dr. Īd Yūssuf the secretary of the fatwa committee in al- Azhar stated that the emergence of armed groups such as the Helwan Battalions is an attempt to create chaos
Dr. Shawqī Allam, the grand muftī, has denounced that armed militias have attacked one of the mosques in Baghdad, Iraq

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