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Dr. Īd Yūssuf the secretary of the fatwa committee in al- Azhar stated that the emergence of armed groups such as the Helwan Battalions is an attempt to create chaos
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
The list issued by Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ on the 50 scholars authorized to announce fatwas on all media outlets have, not only excluded all shaykhs of the Salafi Daʿwa, but also a number of prominent imams and professors of al-Azhar University.   According to al-Iftāʾ, the list is contemporary until...
Background: The interview with Majdī Hussaīn, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Shaʿb magazine and an Islamic political activist, and an Islamic Īmam revolves around the case of Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd, a liberal Islamic thinker who was accused of apostasy, and the issue of the tunnel created upon the decision...
‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Īsá writes about the fatwá issued by Dār al-Iftā’ accusing Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī of apostasy.
In response to a question regarding Sayyid al-Qimnīreceiving the State Award, Dār al-Iftā’ prohibits honoring whoever attacks Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
Al-Dustūr reports on Mustafá al-Jindī’s request to forbid unauthorized people from issuing fatwás.
Hishām Nājī Nazīr filed a lawsuit before the Administrative Court, demanding the cancellation of his conversion to Islam. He cites as reasons the fact that no medical exam or questioning of his motives took place.
The appearance of bizarre fatwás goes against the tolerant nature of Islam writes Amānī Mājid.
The Azhar recently released a fatwá that calls for tough penalties against people who convert to Islam and then revert back to their original religion. Opinions are divided as to what effect this fatwá could have on Egyptian society.

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