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The first hours of voting in the referendum to amend the Egyptian constitution, Saturday, witnessed a weak turnout of voters in most governorates.  Attempts to mobilize Copts and women in an effort to confront low voter turnout were evident with the start of Egyptians voting at home.  Voting will...
Speaking at the Forum for "Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies" in Abu Dhabi, Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām called for launching a special international "Charter of the New Alliance of Virtue", to defend all houses of worship.  Such a charter would take necessary measures and mechanisms to protect...
Grand Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī 'Alām, has been chosen as a representative for Al-Azharin the Constituent Assembly. He commented, “This appointment is a national responsibility that I respect and appreciate.” The Muftī explained in a press statement that the Azharhas the first...
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the muftī of Egypt, stressed that individuals should not implement legal penalties or take revenge themselves away from state institutions.  
Dār al- Iftā assured that giving incorrect or data to official institutions in order to attend Hadj (pilgrimage) is prohibited religiously whether that takes place in his country or a country that person would travel to
Dr. Alī Jum’ah, the Grand Muftī, stated that Dār al- Iftā corrects 20-30 incorrect fatwás daily and responds to it in 8 different languages.
Al-Beheira Governorate has been made the leading religious landscape in Egypt. The villages and cities of Beheira came out as the most important religious positions in Egypt since the January 25 Revolution (Nasr al-Laqānī, al-Wafd, Feb. 13, p. 16). Read original text in Arabic.
Reviewing his achievements since his appointment as Grand Muftī of Egypt in 2003, Shaykh ‘Alī Jum’ah has become a leading advocate for moderation. He has revolutionized the process of issuing fatwás in Egypt, transforming Dār al-Iftā’ from an institution that was the extension of one individual (...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah termed as “loss for Egypt” calls for civil disobedience on February 11, adding all Egyptians have to do their duty and avoid disrupting citizens’ interests and tampering with the potentials of this nation. “Egypt is going through a decisive moment of its...

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