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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,...
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Ḥāmid starts his article by stating his own opinion on the trending Fatwa kiosk by saying, “ The Fatwa Kiosk is a heresy invented by hastened Shaykhs. 
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, Minister of Endowments, confirmed that individuals who belong to political groups or organizations will be ruled out from preaching or performing daʿwa work in mosques, and will be transferred to administrative work. This came during a conference held by the Minister on...
Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
The fatwá is commonly known in the West as a death sentence. Among Muslims, the fatwá can be among the most powerful tools of Islamic populism. On a third front, the fatwá is simply a bureaucratic function. Which definition encompasses reality?  
Dr. Muḥammad al-Shahhāt al-Jindī , Secretary of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, requested that all Fatwás be approved by the Islamic Fiqh Academy, due to the rise of what he called “Kiosk Fatwás”. Al-Jindī said that these incorrect Fatwás, such as those issued via satellite channels...
Claire Naṣīf comments on a fatwā delivered by a Palestinian shaykh affiliated to the Hamās faction in which he called for his countrymen to kill Egyptian boarders troops when they overthrow Egypt’s boarders at Gaza.
Muḥammad Nūr gauges the opinions of Muslim scholars on the decision of the Azhar to dismiss Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Aṭiyyah for releasing a Fatwá demanding that female workers breastfeed their male colleagues.
The article represents different opinions of many youth who have lost their confidence in men of religion because they believe that the new Fatwás issued by these men only serve politics.
The article is about religious Fatāwá [religious rulings] and the need for scientific integrity in mentioning evidences that supports or contradicts Fatāwá given by Muslim clerics.
The fatwa of Sheikh Nabawi El-Eish about the Iraqi Transitional Ruling Council did not only cause embarrassment for the Azhar but it also showed how divided the Azhar is. The Sheikh of the Azhar rejected the fatwa and said that Egyptian religious scholars are not allowed to give fatwas concerning a...
Some papers claimed that the Shaykh of the Azhar refused to extend the period in office of Dr. Nasser Farid Wassel as a Muftī for Egypt and appointed instead of him Dr. Ahmad El-Tayyeb because the former Muftī issued many Fatāwá that corticated his Fatāwá. Other papers shed light on the...
Jihān Maḥmūd criticizes Dr. ‘Abd al-Mahdī ‘Abd al-Qādir, a professor of the Science of Ḥadīth at the Azhar University, for issuing a Fatwá, which she says permits Muslim women to date men for money.
In an attempt to stop the deluge of Fatwás, that are issued by unqualified Muslim clerics on satellite channels, the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy recently announced itself and Dār al-Iftā’ as the only authorities responsible for issuing official Fatwás in Egypt.
Although Anwar al-Sādāt stated that there should be “no religion in politics,” he called himself the “believer president,”introduced the second article in the Constitution and surpassed all his predecessors in playing with the religious card.
Who has the right to issue a Fatwá?
The article talks about the chaos of Fatwás being issued on TV by a number of unofficial Muftīs. It also mentions the statement of the Islamic Research Academy regarding these Fatwás which marks the end of the satellite Fatwás.
Islamic scholars support a suggestion to issue licenses for issuing religious Fatwás.
The authors delve into the role of the family, school and street in developing the fear of expressing oneself openly and promoting a unilateral culture.

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