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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...
Shaykh Marzūq al-Shahāt, the head of the Azhar's Fatwá committee, says that Azhar scholars may join political parties. However, he says they are restricted from joining any religious streams, whether Salafī, Muslim Brotherhood, or others. He added that it is not appropriate for any Azhar scholar to...
This article deals with the rules of conversion from Christianity to Islam, and vice-versa, in Egypt.
‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Īsá writes about the fatwá issued by Dār al-Iftā’ accusing Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī of apostasy.
A convert’s lawyer blames the Azhar for not taking procedures to reveal medical and mental facts behind certain people’s will to convert to Islam.
The Islamic thinker Jamāl al-Bannā has issued a number of controversial fatwás recently. In this article Muslim scholars criticize al-Bannā and question his credentials.
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.

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