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In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
The Ministry of Endowments has warned against using the prayer spaces in ‘Īd al- Adhá in electoral campaigning or partisan discussions.
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...
In his press statements to Ṣada al-Balad, the Secretary of the Parliament’s Religious Affairs Committee Shukrī al-Jundī said that developing a plan for renewing the religious discourse is a positive step towards countering the radical ideology through appointing more imams and preachers that cover...
Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd al- Rāzziq, the Head of the Religious Sector stated that six non-Azharite preachers were licensed to give sermons. 
The Ministry of Endowments has formed a new directorate to examine contemporary issues and have chosen Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah , Minster of Endowments, and the Grand muftī of Egypt, and the Deputy of the Azhar as member.
Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gom’ah called for the need to ration Egyptians’ travel to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage, be it hajj or ‘umrah.
The shayks of the Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments have decided to intensify the mutual preaching convoys in Cairo and in other governorates that aim at spreading Islamic moderate thought and containing jihadist thought.

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