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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...
Many literal works that were recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute, like “Waleemat A’shab Al-Bahr” [Banquet of seaweeds] by Haidar Haidar, and most recently Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s “Soqout Al-Imam [the Fall of the Imam], are humble and modest texts from a literary point-of-view...
“Al-Horriya Al-Deeniya fi Al-Islam” [Religious Freedom in Islam] is the most important book of Sheikh Abdel Mota’al Al-Sa’eedy, a senior sheikh at the Azhar. Sheikh Al-Sa’eedy reached the conclusion that whoever abandons Islam should not be killed. He believes that what has been previously said...
Ahmed Omar Hashim, the Rector of the Azhar University faces serious accusations. According to the head of the board members of the Sup Muslim Youth Association in Cairo, the least serious accusation facing him is hiring a group of criminals to take possession of supplies and equipments belonging...
In a meeting of Islamic intellectuals, the Minister of Awqaf said that worshipping is more than the performance of religious rites. The Mufti promoted the idea of a Common Arabic and Islamic Market. He declared that importing any commodity that has an alternative in our Islamic and Arabic markets...
Sheikh Fawzy Al-Zafzaf, the head of the Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee of the Azhar received the delegation of the Austrian Committee of Permanent Dialogue. The delegation asked many questions about women’s rights in Islam, especially that of Christian women who were divorced from their Muslim...
S. M. Al-Homosani wrote Aqidaty he converted to Islam a year ago. When his family found out they threatened to kill him and forced him to sign a written confession that he has left Islam and returned. He asks if he is considered an apostate because he signed that confession, although deep in his...
A Muslim woman, who is married to a non-Muslim and had a baby by him, wrote to Aqidati to ask about the Islamic judgment on her marriage. The secretary of the Fatwa [religious decree given by a Muslim scholar, a Mufti] Committee in the Azhar wrote in reply: "All the scholars of Islam have agreed...
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar has issued a decision to transfer all the administrative employees of the Fatwa committee in Al-Azhar to other works. He also ordered the reformation of the Fatwa committee according to the article 1150 issued in 1997. He also decided to hire Sheikh Tosoun Ibrahim...

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