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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 Muftī of Egypt issued a Fatwá to the effect that the contest of miss Egypt violates the religious values and the Eastern traditions. Basing on this Fatwá, the Prime Minister was warned against holding such a contest.
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.
The Sheikh of the Azhar called for boycotting all foreign products that would benefit Israel and harm Arabic and Islamic countries. He said that boycotting foreign products is a duty and a kind of national support of Palestine. The Muftī declared that importing any foreign product that has an...
The author reviews the opinions of Muslim scholars about the issue of recognizing Egyptians of Bahā’ī faith in official documents like identity cards as well as questions about marriage with Bahā’īs.
A fatwa issued by the former Mufti of Egypt stipulating that currency trade is haram has caused a juridical debate between Azhar scholars. The Sheikh of the Azhar referred the fatwa to the Islamic Research Institute for examination and comment.
Khalil Abdel Kareem´s book ”Al-Nass Al-Mu´assis Wa Mujtama´u” caused great controversy in the religious circles in Egypt. Some people asked for the confiscation of the book, which is believed to celebrate the ideas of some orientalists, defame the Prophet and his companions and raise...
The Mufti issued a fatwa prohibiting television competitions. Then the Grand Imam issued another fatwa allowing the competitions. The author wonders why there is this contradiction in fatwas and why not unite the opinions of the scholars and save public opinion from having to choose between...
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 Mufti of Egypt accused the public and private communication companies of urging people to gamble through competitions based on making special-rate phone calls. The Mufti considered such competitions to be religiously forbidden. A media expert believes that this is not a religious issue as the...
The Mufti of Egypt issued a fatwa prohibiting competitions based on making special-rate phone calls, considering them a form of gambling prohibited by Islam. The fatwa caused wide controversy in religious, media, and communication circles. One of the competition programs the Mufti referred to was "...
The Mufti of Egypt, labeled marriage to Israeli women haram [religiously forbidden]. He said that Israel aims to destroy the Arabic existence by encouraging such marriages.
At the conference called "Seeing is a right for all," which was held at the Ministry of Health, the Grand Imam and the Mufti said they agreed to the transplantation or donation of body organs as long as this was done legally and agreed upon by doctors. They quoted many Qur’anic verses to support...
The Mufti issued a statement to explain the real meaning of his Fatwa concerning the legality of defending a spy and to declare that what was written in Al-Masa’i paper in this respect was untrue. The author commented on this saying that the Mufti should have done this earlier and not after readers...
Pope Shenouda and many Muslim religious men received a great number of inquiries and criticisms about the series of "Awan Al-Ward." Christians believe that the series presents the issue of the marriage between a Muslim man and a Christian woman as a matter that should be accepted by Christians out...
The Mufti declared that his fatwa about the legality of defending a spy was misinterpreted. He said that the real meaning of his fatwa is that the spy who confessed betraying his country should not be defended because defending him may encourage others to commit the same crime. If he considers...
The Mufti issued a fatwa stating that defending a person who is accused of spying is haram [religiously forbidden] and that the one who helps to free such a person is a partner in the sin. The fatwa was met with much resistance. The mother of Sherif Al-Felali, who is accused of spying for Israel...
Religious scholars came to be divided between supporters and opponents to the idea of the nomination of Muslim women in elections and regarding their rights in participating in the political life. The Mufti and sheikh Youssef Al-Badri believe that women’s nature does not allow them to have a role...
In a meeting of Islamic intellectuals, the Minister of Awqaf said that worshipping is more than the performance of religious rites. The Mufti promoted the idea of a Common Arabic and Islamic Market. He declared that importing any commodity that has an alternative in our Islamic and Arabic markets...

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