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At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
On Saturday, al-Azhar issued a fatwa declaring it unlawful to insult the victims of Coronavirus, explaining that those who died from the disease are considered martyrs. al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center said that being infected with the virus is not a sin or a crime. 
Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah confirmed, in a post on its Facebook page, that the reward for a Muslim’s prayer at home for an excuse is the same as the reward for his prayer in the mosque; Prophet (SAW) said: “When a servant of Allah is accustomed to do a good work, then becomes ill or goes on journey,...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), affiliated with Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented the top 10 statistics and results on the provisions of celebrating Mother’s Day, by monitoring approximately (2000) fatwas for that occasion issued by...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary of Fatwas with the Dār al-Iftāʾ, issued a fatwā that allows donations that go towards fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic, and assisting state efforts in necessary scientific research in order to provide necessary measures for prevention and treatment.
The President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Aḥmad al-Raysūnī, has caused outrage by issuing a fatwā  permitting Muslims to visit al-Aqṣā Mosque in Jerusalem, affirming that “not everyone who visits Jerusalem commits a wrongdoing or is calling for normalisation”. The International...
Azharite sources have stated that the Azhar has referred a request from Dr. Muhmmad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, calling for not recognizing the World Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Yūssuf al- Qaradāwī, and closing any branches it may have in Egypt, to the Islamic Research...
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. 

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