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Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the religious discourse has been abducted by unspecialized non-Azharites.
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Doctor Ahmad Tayyib, the Sheikh of al-Azhar, decided to expel a number of teachers in al-Azhar because they purportedly belonged to Muslim Brotherhood. A press release published by al-Azhar asserted that the teachers were ideologically affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  (2 April, 2015, ...
Egypt?s new Muftī stressed that there will be coordination among the different Islamic institutions to arrive at a unified Islamic opinion and to help people avoid confusion that results from contradictory Fatāwá. He said that he is a son of the Azhar and so he will be keen on not issuing Fatāwá...
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...
The article is an interview with the Mufti of Egypt. He comments on many topics including, giving fatwas, the relation between politics and giving fatwas, jihad, religious discourse, the US intervention in religious issues and educational curricula, dialogue with the other, the ideological...
The Brotherhood group criticized the Sheikh of the Azhar and declared its refusal of his fatwa concerning the permissibility of bank interest.
In this article, Egypt´s new Mufti speaks about the duties of Dar El-Ifta´ and the issues on which it can and cannot give fatwas. He said that it is important for specialists beside religious scholars to be consulted on issues such as genetic engineering, banking and medicine. This makes the fatwas...
The author of the article cites a few examples of the fatwas that have resulted in controversy amongst Muslims.
The Mufti of Egypt is an example of open-mindedness, good morals and adherence to Islamic principles. He understands well the fact that opinion in Islam is based on variety. The article gives some of his statements that reflect all these attributes.
The mufti denies reports about his intention to resign because of disputes between the Grand Imam and himself concerning fatwas related to martyrdom operations and bank deposits. He says that he works in total freedom and that he could say whatever he wants without the intervention of any official...
The Mufti of Egypt denies any intention to resign because of the discrepancy between his fatwas and those of the Islamic Research Institute, headed by the Sheikh of the Azhar, concerning martyrdom operations and boycotting American and Israeli products.
The new Mufti of Egypt decided to entrust the task of issuing fatwas to the Islamic Research Institute. The author believes this not to be a good decision, as the Institute has charged many intellectuals with kufr [unbelief] and is not known for defending the freedom of opinion. He suggested the...
The mufti of Egypt said that the Palestinian resistance operations are martyrdom operations and even more elevated than this. He added that the religious discourse should be reconsidered, not to satisfy America but because it has been very superficial for long time.
Safwat Higazi is now the sheikh favored by all members of the upper class. He goes to their houses to deliver his fatwas and he is working to become a substitute for Amr Khaled. Higazy represents no real threat to the new preacher. Now is his chance to occupy the scene in the coming days.
Prominent scholar, Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi, raised anger in Moscow when he issued a fatwa that proclaimed the struggle of the Chechen people against the Russian state to be the best form of jihad for the sake of God. The president of the Russian deputies council, Doma, Alexander Choweiv, said that...
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