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Over the past years, the renewal of religious discourse has been the primary concern and the major point of debate in the Egyptian religious institutions, particularly after President al-Sīsī repeated calls on many occasions. 
In its effort to preserve its transparency and tight relationship to the people of Egypt, the Egyptian House of Fatwas, that is, Dār al-Iftāʾ, released its report for the year 2018. The report states that during the current year more than 1 million fatwa have been released in response on questions...
Dār al- Iftā’ has assured that Islam does not ban tourism and does not consider it harām (religiously prohibited). It also assured the importance of developing the tourism industry as an economic resource to combat unemployment (Sanā’ Hashīsh, al-Wafd, Feb. 22, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic...
Dār al- Iftā’ has issued a fatwá (religious decree) stating that a woman can abort her baby if her life is in danger. A question came to Dār al- Iftā’ stating that she is pregnant in the sixth month and that the doctors told her that the pregnancy is putting her life in danger. Dār al- Iftā’ thus...
Dār al- Iftā’ assured that electronic conversations are not allowed between men and women who are unrelated to one another. 
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Muftī of the Republic, greeted a high-profile delegation from the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Dutch parliament, headed by Angeline Eijsink, and joined by the Dutch ambassador in Cairo. 
The Islamophobia Observatory of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’ [House of Fatwā] welcomed the Canadian Parliament’s adoption of a bill to combat the phenomenon of Islamophobia.
Dr. Alī Jumʿah, the former Mufti of the republic, said that we must distance ourselves from the polemics of the current times. He added that wearing the veil "hijāb" is an obligation (Farḍ) in Islam for women. He explained the purpose of hijab is to prevent anybody from seeing her hair without...
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 fatwá is commonly known in the West as a death sentence. Among Muslims, the fatwá can be among the most powerful tools of Islamic populism. On a third front, the fatwá is simply a bureaucratic function. Which definition encompasses reality?  
In his interview with the Egyptian Muftī, Ahmad Hassan tackles recent controversial issues involving the Muftī. He discusses the issuance of false Fatwás, and combats the political intrigue that aims at shaking his status as a Muslim cleric, saying that his status as a cleric is unshakable.
The increasing phenomenon of Fatwás being issued by “satellite Shaykhs” is discussed. The author questions who has the authority to control these Fatwás, and why they issue is not being focused on.
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.
A fatwá issued to Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah regarding smoking and if it annuls al-Iḥrām sparks controversy among scholars and the public alike.
The niqāb is stirring controversy in different parts of the World. An Egyptian university professor is to be sued for criticizing it; the Egyptian muftī advises that women don’t wear it and students wearing it will be barred from accessing a university hostel. In Western countries it is regarded as...
The Muftī of Egypt Dr ‘Alī Jum‘ah issued a controversial fatwá that a pregnant woman whose husband had died or left for four years cannot be considered an adulteress.
Sayyid Ghannām writes about the latest controversial fatwá issued by the muftī. The fatwá argues that a woman who delivered a child four years after her husband’s death is not adulterous and that pregnancy can span more than nine months.
In an attempt to curb the sea of fatwas, the Azhar has recently submitted a proposal to the People’s Assembly, in which it called for introducing legislation to criminalize the issuance of fatwas by unqualified Muslim scholars, Muhammad Khalīl writes.
Although the fatwa of Dr. Ali Jum‘a permits non-Muslim mothers to get custody of their Muslim children regardless of their age, many jurists refuse to allow children over the age of seven to remain with their mothers.
The author deals in his full-page article with the reaction by an Islamic writer about the fatwa of Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, the muftī, considering statues harām, and how this writer strongly supported the fatwa from an aesthetic point of view, although she is not an art specialist.

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