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The statement of the Islamic Research Institute calling for jihad against the US for its war on Iraq raises the anger of Muslims and Copts in Egypt and Christian churches outside Egypt. This is because it describes the US war as a new crusade. As a result, the Sheikh of the Azhar recommended the...
The Grand Imam sent a message to the German paper "Frankfurter Algemeine" commenting on martyrdom operations and the stand of Islam towards terrorism. "Letters to the Editor" show that the majority of Germans know little about Islam and that the dialogue needed between Islam and the West is a...
The Administrative Court scheduled May 4 to start looking into a complaint raised by lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh, requesting stripping the sheikh of the Azhar, Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, of his membership in the Islamic Research Institute, as a step towards suspending him. Al-Wahsh mentioned his...
The Sheikh of the Azhar lost a lot of his supporters because of his latest statement about attacking Israeli civilians. All who saw the massacres committed by the Israelis against the Palestinians rejected his statement. Sheikh Al-Qaradawi believed that his statement was unrelated to reality.
At the conference called "Seeing is a right for all," which was held at the Ministry of Health, the Grand Imam and the Mufti said they agreed to the transplantation or donation of body organs as long as this was done legally and agreed upon by doctors. They quoted many Qur’anic verses to support...
The Fatwa [religious decree], issued by the Islamic Research Institute, concerning the illegality of taking money for entering monumental mosques, whether the visitors are Muslims or non-Muslims, Egyptians or foreigners, was rejected by those in charge of monuments in the Ministry of Culture. They...
Interview with Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the Azhar, about a range of actual subjects in Egypt, including regulating pilgrimage, his opposition to the embargo of Iraq, religious censorship, the new magazine of the Azhar, a fatwa on taking loans, presenting religious personalities...
The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, has backed down from a month-old fatwa (legal opinion) that shook both the business community and ordinary Muslims who might want to buy a home.
A controversial fatwa, or religious edict, issued by Sheikh Al Azhar proclaiming that it is against Islamic religious precepts to borrow money for the purpose of conspicuous consumption could derail an upcoming mortgage law and further stall the economy.
Interview with sheikh Dr. Sayyed Tantawi on housing loans. In previous articles words were put in his mouth which were not true. The sheikh approves of these loans if buying that house is a necessity for his family. Loans for other purposes, such as purchasing luxuries or making financial gain are...

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