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Legal researcher Muḥammad ʿUbayd said that from a constitutional perspective, a penal code cannot include phrases like “a threat to family values,” “violating public morals,” or “offending the public’s sense of shame.”  According to him, these terms are extraordinarily vague and have no boundaries...
The Monastery of Saint Thomas [Dayr Anbā Thomas al-Sā’iḥ] was warned of a fake page on social media under the name of Father Samuel [Ṣamūʾīl].
The suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
Bishop Bākhūm, the official spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Egypt, announced decisions made by the Catholic Synod to suspend Holy Week and Easter Day liturgies and limit these liturgies to church priests and deacons only.  Liturgies, however, will be broadcasted online for the rest of the...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Is precaution doubting in God’s ability?!  Is using reason to fight the Coronavirus a lack of faith?!  On the margin of these difficult questions, the controversy around using the spoon in the sacrament of the Eucharist again resurfaces thanks to the personal ambitions of some priests and clergy as...
The Coptic Orthodox Church began offering pastoral activities and spiritual services to Copts from afar by broadcasting them online in light of the measures taken to confront the Coronavirus, which included closing church building and stopping gatherings and church activities.
Are diseases and pandemics among the signs of the Hour of the Resurrection…Question and Answer by Shaykh Aḥmad Wisām, Secretary of Fatwas [fatwā] for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ.  During the live broadcast on the Dār al-Iftāʾ official page, he explained that diseases are not among the signs of the...

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