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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...
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
Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at al-Azhar University Dr. Saʿad al-Dīn al-Hilālī, has recently stated that the Egyptian pharaoh, who argued with Prophet Moses, was not Egyptian, but he was from Khurasān a region located between Iran and Afghanistan and his name was Walīd ibn Rayyān. 
Controversy generated after the announcement made by the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawadrūs II, to dedicate the award prize he received during his Russia visit from The Orthodox Unity Fund, to build a mosque and a church in the new administrative capital of...
The name of Abu Ishaq al-Hawaini has been for years associated with strange fatwas, especially with regard to women, weird thoughts that had nothing in common with Islam.
Mahmūd Lūṭfi ʿAmer, a former Salafi Preacher, explained that his fatwa for the demolition of the Conservatory had been misunderstood and put out of context.
Background: During a press conference, Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī answered several questions asked by foreign reporters. Questions are related to violence, the situation in Palestine, minority rights and gender equality in Islam. All the answers in Arabic were interpreted to English however the...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
‘Umaymah ‘Abd al-'Azīz writes about the so-called "fatwá channels," saying that they contradict the basic tenets of religion because of their exaggeration and lack of forgiveness. She added that the satellite channels in question did not care about Egypt's well-being or security, but only looked to...
Dāwūd talks about a fatwá prohibiting women from working as cashiers. The ruling was issued by the Saudi Arabian Council for Fatwá and Research and consequently opposed by a press campaign publishing previous fatwás by the council permitting women to work as cashiers. Dāwūd claims that this is the...
The author talks about an interview that involved Jamāl al-Bannā and Azhar scholars. The Azhar scholars reminded al-Bannā he was old and al-Bannā called for the purification of jurisprudence. He also discusses the fact that fatwás concerning the behavior and dress of women as sexual objects have...
Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī issues a fatwá urging Muslims to reduce the prayer time during working hours so as not to exceed 10 minutes.
Ḥasan ‘Allām interviews Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, Egyptian minister of religious endowments, who speaks about important issues of concern to Muslims.
The article is based on a listing of articles that talk about the Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah and his Fatwá which believes that drinking from Prophet Muhammad’s urine bestowed blessings. Despite the fact that the Islamic Research Academy has asked the Muftī to withdraw this claim, he...
The article provides a listing of articles on two controversial Fatwás issued by the Muftī of Egypt and a professor at the Azhar University. The first fatwá says that the prophet’s urine used to be given to his companions for blessings. The second one urges working women to breastfeed their male co...
The article is based on a listing of articles that tackle two controversial fatwás issued by two prominent Islamic scholars. The first Fatwá was issued by Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Atīyah, the head of the Hadīth Department of the Faculty of Usūl al-Dīn [Fundamentals of Religion] at the Azhar University. The...
Although he apologized for releasing a Fatwá recommending that adult males be breastfed by their female co-workers, the Azhar decided to refer Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Atiyyah to a disciplinary committee.

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