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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
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...
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.
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.
A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and controversial Islamic figure, Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn discusses various political, religious and social issues. He denies any discrimination against Copts and accuses the U.S. of inciting Copts against Muslims.
Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah has issued a Fatwá allowing girls who have lost their virginity to have grafting hymen surgery and not to tell partners about past sexual experiences. The Fatwá caused debates amongst religious scholars, sociologists and people as it violates traditional norms.
The former president of the Fatwá Committee at the Azhar rejects legislation outlining the execution of Murtadds.
The largest spiritual gathering in France was held recently to show Westerners that not all Arabic speakers are Muslim and that there are a significant number of Christians in the Middle East too.

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