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The ‘Ulamā give their comments about the new methods of offering fatwas over the phone or Internet.
Māhir Hassan claims that Khālid al-Jindī, the well-known dā‘iya, is making huge sums of money from the private fatwa business.
Sheikh Khalid Al-Gindi said that the Islamic telephone line service was halal and that the Sheikh of Azhar said that the service was a good and permissible activity. He added that Amr Khalid was a phenomenon worth studying and that those who criticize him could not criticize a belly dancer.
The article gives a list of the articles published in relation to the controversy resulting from the Mufti’s fatwa prohibiting competitions like "who is going to be a millionaire" on the basis that paying money for entering the competition is a form of gambling.
Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi expressed the opinion that giving fatwas to Muslims, regarding their personal and general affairs is not limited to the Mufti and that all scholars share this with him. The Mufti believes that all Muslim scholars are allowed to give fatwas, but there are guidelines. He said...
The minister of communications decided to stop the Islamic hotline, especially after telephone subscribers began complaining about their inflated bills. Sherif Abdel-Megid, son of the former Secretary General of the Arab League, who started the service, filed a request to the minister asking to...
There are many different opinions about the Islamic telephone service. The Mufti believes that taking money for giving a fatwa is illegal and dangerous that makes people turn to non-specialists. The dean of the Faculty of Shari’a is of opinion that if a certain institution asks an individual or a...
[Fatwa: Religious decree given by a Muslim scholar or a Mufti] The author starts his article by explaining what the "Islamic telephone service" is. After exposing the opinion of the Mufti, who is not in favor of this service, he argues in favor of it, listing its advantages. He concluded his...
The Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, strongly rejected the private sector Fatwas [religious decree], given through a telephone line in return for a sum money. He thinks this could lead to the return of terrorism and a great deviation from what is right.
In its previous issue, Al-Midan warned that there are private offices which started entering the Fatwa business [a religious decree given by a Muslim scholar or a Mufti] and assuring others that their Fatwas are recognized by the official agencies. It is evident now that the Azhar’s negligence...
Subtitles: ? Does God accept repentance through the mobile phone? ? Emigrant Copts confess their sins to Pope Shenouda over international telephone lines. ? There are fears that the Coptic telephone line will be exploited for the benefit of the excommunicated. After putting into action the idea of...
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