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Dr. Usāma al-Qūṣī, the Salafist preacher, criticized the Salafist boarding School called “al-Salafīyah al-Madkhalīyya” whose most famous shaykhs in Egypt are Muḥammad Sayyid Raslān, Maḥmūd ʿAbd al-Rāziq Raḍwāni, Ṭalʿat Zahrān and others - describing it as the most dangerous school on the Egyptian...
Although President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has called upon the imams of al-Azhar, on several occasions, to renew the religious discourse, this call remained unanswered.
In its effort to preserve its transparency and tight relationship to the people of Egypt, the Egyptian House of Fatwas, that is, Dār al-Iftāʾ, released its report for the year 2018. The report states that during the current year more than 1 million fatwa have been released in response on questions...
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
The muftī of Tunisia Shaykh Hamdah Sa’īd stated that he supports banning the niqāb (face veil) if there is a reason to prevent it. He assured that the four schools of fiqh (jurisprudence), especially the Malikī school state that the niqāb is preferred by Sunnah (prophet’s teachings), but that the...
Controversial Fatwas Egypt is not only facing a period of political but also of religious polarization.  Many religious scholars issue Fatwas that have a political meaning and some of them are almost inciting fights and vandalism. Egyptians saw most of the Fatwas that provoked conflicts during the...
Dr. Abbāss Shūman, deputy of the Azhar and member of the Supreme Scholars Council stated that if a scholar joins a political party this does not mean that the Azhar endorses this party. However, individuals are free to take part on the condition that they do not threaten the stability of Egypt and...
Islamist are divided on the international campaign that the Ministry of Endowments has launched recently to change the name of ISIS in the media to the “Offshoots of al- Qā’idah”. 
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the grand muftī, stated that Dār al- Iftā is not isolated from the needs of the Egyptian people.
The request of the Minister of Endowments to withdraw the AzharUniversity’s certificate of Dr. Yusuf al- Qaradāwī due to his misguided fatwás and his continuous incitement for violence and bloodshed  has stirred controversy. Dr. Sa’īd ‘Amīr, secretary general of the high committee for Islamic ...
Islamic Scholars stated that Muslim Brotherhood members betrayed the homeland and that they “are fighting God and the prophet”. 
The board of the Azhar university, headed by Dr. Usāmah al- ‘Abd  has denounced  the attack of Shaykh al- Qaradāwī against the grand Imam Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyīb. Al-Qaradāwī stated that he is getting support of 100 Azharites against their Shaykh, with reference to al- Tayyīb. The board stated that...
Dr. Yūsuf al- Qaradāwī, the head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars has made a religious decree (fatwá) that opening the door to Jihad against Israel is not a religious duty in the meantime
The followers of Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Hawaini, a member of the Salafi Ulema Council, published a video of him after the defeat of the Muslim Brotherhood in the battle of the referendum, in which he called on the Islamists and preachers to work as advocates and leave political action.  
Dr. Hammīd Abu Tālib, member of the Islamic Research Institute, stated that Dr. ‘Umar Nāssif, secretary of the Islamic Council for Preaching and Relief, decided to suspend the activities of the branch of the World Union for Muslim Scholars that is headed by Dr. Yusuf al- Qaradāwī inside Egypt
Famous journalist and TV personality, Ibrahīm ‘Issá, declared in his program Madraset al-Moshaghbīn that there is nothing in the Islamic doctrine called ‘torment of the grave.’
Shaykh Abū ‘Isāc al-Huwaynī, the Salafī preacher, has called upon his followers to boycott al-Qaradāwī and stated that his fatwás are contradictory (Saīd Higāzī, al-Watan, Jan. 18, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic. 
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
Liberal Islamic researcher and thinker Islām al-Biḥayrī denied the rumors on a court ruling that allegedly ban him from appearing on TV channels, commenting that the ruling, which was in his favor, is a victory for freedom of thought.

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