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During a meeting of the Religious Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, on Monday, to discuss the draft law submitted by the government on the reorganization of the Egyptian Endowments Authority, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, Minister of Endowments,...
During his word in the meeting of the Parliament’s Religious and Endowments Affairs Committee, the Minister of Awqāf Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah said that both al-Azhar and the Coptic Orthodox Church have received their endowments from the Ministry of Awqāf.
Counselor ʾAhmad Fuʾād Qāsim called for merging the draft personal status laws proposed by a number of parties, including Al-Azhar, the National Council for Women and Al-Wafd Party.
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people.
Sufī Shaykhs criticized the elections of the Shaykh of the Sufis stating that these were marred by  legal irregularities.
A study of Hāzim al- Gamal, a lawyer at the Azhar, stated that the Azhar with its moderate thought has developed new theoretical pillars that include economic relations, politics and society as well as legislations.
Dār al- Iftā has denied that a fatwá was issued, religiously prohibiting the boycott of the presidential or parliamentary elections
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, assured that protecting tourists is a religious duty. 
In his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...

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