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The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
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."
The Office for the Grand Shaykh of al-Azhar announced the launching of the Forum of Senior Scholars under the title "Sunnah between criticism of the chain of transmission [al-Sanad] and criticism of the reported text [al-Matn]: provisions, rules, and effects." The forum will be held tomorrow, after...
The birth of the Prophet Muḥammad is a witness for love and veneration of the Prophet, and its celebration is something exemplary and legitimate.  Muslims have been celebrating it throughout the ages, and scholars have agreed on its goodness.  That was stated by the Office of Dār al-Iftāʾ regarding...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
The imams of Sohag [Sūhāj]   agreed on the need to renew and develop the religious discourse in order to keep pace with the times, pointing out that the most important characteristics of the Islamic dʿawa is that it is renewed because it addresses all people in all ages. 
Dr. Muhammad  Ṣalāḥ agrees with the report „Inside the Jihadi Mind“ of the Tony Blair Foundation that the ideology if IS needs to be confronted. Ideology only can be confronted by another ideology. Communication is needed. “We need dialogue with Dāʿish and anyone else to bring them back within the...
Washington Post  published an article by the Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah  with the title "Prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’ to Muslims: Egypt’s mufti" on September 18, 2012.
This paper expands upon earlier work published in Arab-West Report by Dutch Arabists Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo on the contested earliest sources of Islam.1 Mulder and Milo illustrate that critical scholarship has cast doubt on the historic

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