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Salafists in Kafr el-Sheikh distributed thousands of flyers demanding that people not celebrate Shām al Nīsim, saying that it is considered polytheism.
 Sūl village of ‘Ātfīh in Helwan governorate had witnessed a sectarian incident when a group of Muslims demolished and burned the Church of the Two Martyrs, Saint Mina and Saint George.    
‘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...
Muhammad Dā’ud, professor of Islamic Sharī‘ah at Suez University, says that the recent Fatwá issued against opposition leader Mohammad al-Barād‘ī for allegedly inciting civil unrest is fanatical. According to Dā’ud, the Fatwá is based on a crucial misunderstanding about Egyptian politics. “Al-Barād...
The Grand Imām, Dr. Ahmad al-Ṭayyib, yesterday received Shaykh Hamzah Aktan, Head of the Supreme Council for Religious Affairs in Turkey, who is currently visiting Egypt. Among the matters they discussed was the Azhar's call for a meeting of Sunnī scholars in preparation for a dialogue meeting...
The Islamic Research Academy at the Azhar is set for a meeting on Monday which will be headed by Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Endowments Minister Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, Grand Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, and Azhar University Head Dr. ‘Abd Allāh al-Husaynī. The meeting will discuss the...
Grand Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah answered a young man’s question regarding the validity of a marriage wherein the husband is unable to sexually perform and the bride-to-be is fully aware of the situation. The Mufti responded that marriage is not merely for sexual purposes, saying that it could be for...
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 Muslim Brotherhood attacked the Supreme Electoral Committee for warning them against using the “Islam Is the Answer” slogan. The group’s Media Adviser, Dr. Jamāl Nasār, said that the Brotherhood had been granted the constitutional right to use the slogan before in previous elections and pointed...
Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, issued a Fatwa prohibiting the defamation on Prophet Muhammad's companions and mothers of the believers. The Fatwa was welcomed by various Azhar scientists such as Dr. Abd Al-Mawty Bayyoumi who called it "respectful" coming from Shiite Iran, who is believed to...

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