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Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
The President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Aḥmad al-Raysūnī, has caused outrage by issuing a fatwā  permitting Muslims to visit al-Aqṣā Mosque in Jerusalem, affirming that “not everyone who visits Jerusalem commits a wrongdoing or is calling for normalisation”. The International...
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...
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.
Dr. Shawqī Allam, the grand muftī, has denounced that armed militias have attacked one of the mosques in Baghdad, Iraq
On the occasion of the start of the fast month Ramadan, a Sudanese delegate of the Sufi Burhāniyya Order visited Maḥmūd Ṭāriq Yāsīn al-Rifāʿī, General Deputy of the Egyptian Sufi Rifāʿiyya Order.
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyīʿ, head of the religious sector at the Ministry for ‘Awqāf (Endowments), said that the Ministry has not granted permits to radical preachers, adding that the Ministry is ready to re-open mosques or zaywas to cover the increase in the number of worshippers, and that any deviation...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, announced the launching of a satellite channel which, according to him, would be popularly accepted by Egyptians who trust in the moderate stance of The Azhar body. 

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