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The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), which is under the authority of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented statistics about Christmas fatwas.
The first hours of voting in the referendum to amend the Egyptian constitution, Saturday, witnessed a weak turnout of voters in most governorates.  Attempts to mobilize Copts and women in an effort to confront low voter turnout were evident with the start of Egyptians voting at home.  Voting will...
Speaking at the Forum for "Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies" in Abu Dhabi, Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām called for launching a special international "Charter of the New Alliance of Virtue", to defend all houses of worship.  Such a charter would take necessary measures and mechanisms to protect...
The Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views affiliated to the Dār al-Iftāʾ of Egypt said that no movement or organization can succeed in undermining the foundations of the state and society by promoting violence through religious or sectarian claims.
Dār al- Iftā’ believes that the call of the member of the guidance bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood Abd al- Rahmān al- Bir to his group “to carry out jihad against those who attack you” is a direct incitement for killing and corruption of the land and spreading fitnah (strife).
Grand Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī 'Alām, has been chosen as a representative for Al-Azharin the Constituent Assembly. He commented, “This appointment is a national responsibility that I respect and appreciate.” The Muftī explained in a press statement that the Azharhas the first...
Dār al- Iftā has denied that a fatwá was issued, religiously prohibiting the boycott of the presidential or parliamentary elections
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the muftī of Egypt, stressed that individuals should not implement legal penalties or take revenge themselves away from state institutions.  
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...

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