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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...
Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, deputy shaykh from al-Azhar al-Sharīf concluded his visit to Brazil, at the invitation of the Federation of Islamic Institutions in Brazil, to visit Rio de Janeiro. The Deputy Shaykh from al-Azhar affirmed that there are several constants that represent Al-Azhar's cooperation...
In their yesterday’s meeting, both Dr. Shaykh ʿAbbās Shūmān, Deputy of Al-Azhar, and Dr. Mājid bin ʿAlī al-Nuʿaymī, Bahraini Minister of Education, considered the steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain for establishing the Shaykh ʿAbdullāh bin Khālid Academy for Islamic Studies. 
In the second day of the “Youth Peacemakers” Forum held under the auspices of al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders and the Canterbury Cathedral, the intensive lectures and workshops program continued at the Churchill College of Cambridge University, focusing on raising the participants’ awareness...
Muhammad Mihanna, advisor of the Shaykh al-Azhar, confirmed that the Grand Imām Ahmad al-Tayyib sent a group of scholars to the Aswan Governorate to support the pacification process and end the bloodshed. They were sent to participate in the Friday prayer and also to organize forums, meetings and...
Azhar scholars have requested a quick implementation of the law against sabotagers and terrorists. Al-Azhar Scholars have assured that what terrorists are committing is prohibited by Islam as well as all heavenly religions. They added that Islam rejects all acts of terror. Dr. Abāss Shūman, the...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
Al- Azhar has honored Counselor Adly Mansūr, former interim president, for his dedication and devotion in the service of the homeland
In an interview with “al-Watan”, Ahmad Karīmah, Professor at al-Azhar University, spoke about his recent ten-day trip to Tehran and the subsequent freeze of his membership in the High Commission of Islamic Affairs, from which he meanwhile consider to withdraw.

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