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The Religious Institution in Egypt lives in a state of pandering to the end of the order of the fatwa, in light of the boldness of those who are unqualified and adhering to extremist currents of Islam. It seems that the situation in Egypt is common in the Islamic world, but to varying degrees. The...
Dr. Shawqi `Allām, Egypt's Grand Mufti, said that Al-Azhar’s conception of jihād is one of reconstruction and building, of establishing noble values, pointing out that it differs from the conception of radicals and terrorist groups who limit jihād to [armed] combat.
The increasing phenomenon of Fatwás being issued by “satellite Shaykhs” is discussed. The author questions who has the authority to control these Fatwás, and why they issue is not being focused on.
Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah has issued a Fatwá allowing girls who have lost their virginity to have grafting hymen surgery and not to tell partners about past sexual experiences. The Fatwá caused debates amongst religious scholars, sociologists and people as it violates traditional norms.
Dr. Aḥmad Shawqī al-Fanjarī discusses the Fatwás issued by Muftīs living in European and American countries.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the former deputy head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the People’s Assembly, about a number of issues, including the controversial statement of Pope Benedict on Islam and...
The Egyptian muftī, Shaykh ‘Alī Jum‘ah, was severely slammed by a number of Muslim scholars for his recent fatwá, in which he permits mobile phone companies to install their towers on mosque minarets.
The author responds to allegations that the Azhar promotes sectarian conflict and tension and even spreads “bomb- fatwas”.
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