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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, ...
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?  
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb is holding a meeting at the Azhar headquarters on Thursday with leading members of the Salafist Call Group, Islamists and preachers. The meeting will address issues of Muslim unity, da'wah (call) and unified religious discourse in this critical stage of...
The Islamic Research Academy at the Azhar is set for a meeting on Monday which will be headed by Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Endowments Minister Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, Grand Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, and Azhar University Head Dr. ‘Abd Allāh al-Husaynī. The meeting will discuss the...
Dāwūd talks about a fatwá prohibiting women from working as cashiers. The ruling was issued by the Saudi Arabian Council for Fatwá and Research and consequently opposed by a press campaign publishing previous fatwás by the council permitting women to work as cashiers. Dāwūd claims that this is the...
‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Īsá writes about the fatwá issued by Dār al-Iftā’ accusing Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī of apostasy.
In response to a question regarding Sayyid al-Qimnīreceiving the State Award, Dār al-Iftā’ prohibits honoring whoever attacks Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
In spite of the bitter controversy created by Sayyid al-Qimnī’s honoring, some people have expressed their admiration for his ideas. Al-Qimnī expresses his views, and comments on issues related to freedom of expression and sectarianism in Egypt.
Al-Dustūr reports on Mustafá al-Jindī’s request to forbid unauthorized people from issuing fatwás.

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