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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. ...
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...
Watani International analyses two recent issues that it sees as indicative of the increasing fanaticism in Egyptian society. The first is that of a fatwá that stated that it is a sin for Muslims to leave money in their wills to churches and the second is the case of 155 individuals who were...
Review of the Cairo press in which three controversies are discussed. First, a Fatwá banning serving food or drinks during the day during Ramadan. Second the story of Qistantīn, a priest’s wife who disappeared and supposedly converted to Islam, and now lives in seclusion in a monastery, amid rumors...
Ḥasan ‘Allām interviews Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, Egyptian minister of religious endowments, who speaks about important issues of concern to Muslims.
The author discusses the situation of Muslims in Turkey, and the increasing levels of restrictions being imposed upon them.
Ramadān al-Baih states the criteria for a good, reliable muftī.
A recent fatwá by prominent Muslim intellectual Jamāl al-Bannā, stating that smoking does not spoil fasting has sparked massive controversy amongst Muslim scholars and clerics who described the fatwá as "totally irresponsible" and contrary to the teaching of Islam.

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