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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 Egyptian House of Representatives is discussing a bill presented by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, head of the religious and endowment affairs Committee, and 60 other representatives, to amend the way to choose the Mufti of Egypt.  The bill aims to grant the President of the Republic of Egypt to choose...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary of Fatwas with the Dār al-Iftāʾ, issued a fatwā that allows donations that go towards fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic, and assisting state efforts in necessary scientific research in order to provide necessary measures for prevention and treatment.
Is the Coronavirus mentioned in the Qur’an?  The Coronavirus is headed towards hitting the world and making thousands victim to it.  Its infection has spread to most countries, and some people have employed verses of the Qur’an according to their desires. 
His Excellency Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt and Head of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, left to Geneva to participate in the activities of the conference: "Protecting the Youth from extremist and violent Ideologies". The conference will be held throughout the...
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,...

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