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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. 
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...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the religious discourse has been abducted by unspecialized non-Azharites.
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...

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