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Egypt has a long history related to issues between Muslims and Christians. Apparently, this was the fundamental reason for creating that conference which is sponsored by the center of Arab-West Understanding in cooperation with a huge electronic English database about the religion’s role in the...
His Eminence, the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad Al-Ṭayyib welcomed John Barsa, Acting Head of the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, and his delegation on Wednesday.
The Catholic, Evangelical and Episcopal churches of Egypt have announced that they have joined with al-Azhar and the Vatican to pray on Thursday May 14, for humanity to be relieved from the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the invitation of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity.
In a letter to Dr ʿAlīʿAbd al-ʿᾹl, Speaker of the House of Representatives, al-Azhar has communicated the opinion of the Council of Senior Scholars on the bill presented to Parliament pertaining to reforms to the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’. Al-Azhar stressed that the content of these reforms contravenes...
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
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."
Former Minister of Endowments and member of al-Azhar Council of Senior Scholars, Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqūq, died Wednesday evening at the age of 87. 
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...
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...

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