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The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
Subḥī Mujāhid reports on the Fatwá Committee at the Azhar’s refusal to recognize Coptic lawyer and human rights activist Counselor Najīb Jibrā’īl’s demand to not allow Coptic minors under the age of 21 to change their religion.
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
Scholars inside the Azhar are split over a project proposed by a businessman to have a stock exchange dealing in currency, a system of economic activity that is new in Egypt and Arab and Islamic countries, amidst arguments as to whether the proposal runs counter to the sharī‘a.
Absentee prayers were performed for the soul of Abou Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī in many small Egyptian and Jordanian mosques. The Muslim Brotherhood considers him to be a martyr.
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.
The new Mufti of Egypt decided to entrust the task of issuing fatwas to the Islamic Research Institute. The author believes this not to be a good decision, as the Institute has charged many intellectuals with kufr [unbelief] and is not known for defending the freedom of opinion. He suggested the...
“Al-Horriya Al-Deeniya fi Al-Islam” [Religious Freedom in Islam] is the most important book of Sheikh Abdel Mota’al Al-Sa’eedy, a senior sheikh at the Azhar. Sheikh Al-Sa’eedy reached the conclusion that whoever abandons Islam should not be killed. He believes that what has been previously said...
S. M. Al-Homosani wrote Aqidaty he converted to Islam a year ago. When his family found out they threatened to kill him and forced him to sign a written confession that he has left Islam and returned. He asks if he is considered an apostate because he signed that confession, although deep in his...
A Muslim woman, who is married to a non-Muslim and had a baby by him, wrote to Aqidati to ask about the Islamic judgment on her marriage. The secretary of the Fatwa [religious decree given by a Muslim scholar, a Mufti] Committee in the Azhar wrote in reply: "All the scholars of Islam have agreed...
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar has issued a decision to transfer all the administrative employees of the Fatwa committee in Al-Azhar to other works. He also ordered the reformation of the Fatwa committee according to the article 1150 issued in 1997. He also decided to hire Sheikh Tosoun Ibrahim...
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