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Some papers claimed that the Shaykh of the Azhar refused to extend the period in office of Dr. Nasser Farid Wassel as a Muftī for Egypt and appointed instead of him Dr. Ahmad El-Tayyeb because the former Muftī issued many Fatāwá that corticated his Fatāwá. Other papers shed light on the...
The writer objects to and criticizes the Fatwá issued by the previous Egyptian Muftī Dr. Naṣr Farīd Wāṣil which proclaimed Ṣaddām Ḥussayn a martyr because of his persecution by the Americans.
The author writes on the bloody conflict in Iraq between Sunnis and Shi’ites and shows the attempts of Islamic religious leaders to build communication between followers of different Islamic madhahib.
Contrary to the expectations of many, the muftī of the republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a has apologized for not participating in the newly-formed Interfaith Dialogue Committee affiliated with the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy.
The Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Goma´a, denied the fatwa attributed to him regarding a woman´s right to receive a payment for serving her husband and children. He said that his words in this respect were distorted and taken out of context.
Dr. Ali Gom’a, the Grand Mufti of the Republic, said the Hejab [veil covering a woman’s hair] is obligatory for all girls as soon as they reach puberty. He added that such an opinion is based on the Qur’an and sunna [sayings or actions of the prophet.]
The Sheikh of the Azhar, the Mufti of Egypt and many other Muslim scholars warned against the danger of unqualified persons issuing fatwas. They agreed that the issuing of fatwas requires certain conditions to be met and that the person who issues a false fatwa must be punished because his fatwa...
Dr. Soad Saleh, the head of the department of compared jurisprudence at the Azhar University, proposed her idea of creating a committee for women's fatwas to be affiliated with the Dar Al-Iftaa [House of fatwa-giving] to the current Grand Mufti Dr. Clearly enough, Dr. Soad has been totally...
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...
The Mufti of Egypt issued an official fatwa that allows the marriage of Al-Missyar*. By doing so, he contradicted the fatwa of Sheikh Gad Al-Haq Ali Gad Al-Haq, the late Sheikh of the Azhar, in which he said that Al-Missyar marriage is illegal and that it is like the mota’a marriage [for joy,...
The issue of the business of fatwas resulted in a major disagreement between the Mufti and Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi, dean of the ’Usul el-Din Faculty [roughly translated as Islamic Theology] at the Azhar University. The different reactions towards the project led to its suspension.
The Mufti of Egypt affirmed that gaining money in return for Fatwas is illegal. He assured people that many of those who offered the new telephonic Fatwa service denied that their aim was to make money. He revealed that nobody can monopolize Fatwas.
Who is behind ignoring the opinion of the Mufti of Egypt [an official who gives his religious opinions based on Islamic law and logical measurement] in the matter of the novel "A Banquet for the Seaweed"? Why was he silent? Why did the government not ask his opinion, although it has asked the...
In an interview with Al-Arabi, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, the Mufti of Egypt gave his opinion concerning normalization with Israel, saying explicitly" I am against any co-operation with the enemy". He was also strong in urging for technological support in Muslim countries, in changing and developing...
In special statements to Al-Usboa, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasal, Mufti of Egypt, confirmed that anyone, Arab or Muslim, deals with Israel or promotes its goods and productions , betrays his religion and his country.
After being booted out of Al Azhar Medical College 11 years ago due to undergoing a sex change operation, Sally Mohammed Abdallah might be returning to classes there despite the prestigious university’s condemnation of her operation.
While Egyptian women can be ministers, lawyers, doctors, and hold many other prestigious jobs, they are still shut out of the upper levels of the religious hierarchy. Now one female religious scholar wants to become a mufti which is a high level cleric charged with giving out religious opinions on...
The article discusses to what extent the civil court is affected by the judgment of the Mufti concerning death penalties. The Mufti responds to questions.
Magdy Hussein, editor-in-chief of Al-Shaab, has now been sentenced to two years in prison for libel. The sentence is the result of the campaign of Al-Shaab of over a year against Youssef Wali, Minister of Agriculture. Hulsman describes Hussein’s views on Islam.
The 11th conference of the High Council for the Islamic Affairs continues its sessions. Dr. Hamdi Zaqzouq, the Minister of Waqfs, said that the Muslims are invited to share in the aims of politicians and scientists in working towards a better world.

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