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The Egyptian writer, thinker, and Islamic affairs specialist Islām Buḥayrī (Islam Behery) said on the television program “The Compass” that Muftī ʿAṭīyah Ṣaqr, head of the former fatwa committee at al-Azhar, released a compilation of fatwas in May 1997. One of these well-known fatwas forbade the...
Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the West is phobic of Islam and associate it with terrorism because of those who implement their own misconceptions of Islam.
Dr. Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, rapporteur of the Religious Discourse Committee at the Egyptian Family House (EFH), and Hegumen Buṭrus Buṭrus, the assistant rapporteur, met with the members of the clergy and imams of Al-Azhar at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center of the St. Mark Cathedral in al-...
In a symposium held today under the title “The Role of Women in the Missionary Work and the Educational Field” during the inauguration of the summer cultural season of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, the Minister of (Religious) Endowments, Dr. Shaykh Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa stated that a...
Upon the occurrence of any clash or tension between Muslims and Christians in our country, some Muslim hardliners voice the jaundiced view that the Holy Quran does not recognize any religion other than Islam. Such persons support their opinion by invoking the two Quranic verses «The true religion...
Over the past years, the renewal of religious discourse has been the primary concern and the major point of debate in the Egyptian religious institutions, particularly after President al-Sīsī repeated calls on many occasions. 
In his interview to al-Dustūr, Dr. Ṣalāḥ Faḍl, the Egyptian intellectual and literary critic, said that the renewal of the religious discourse is linked to the system of reformation. “It is necessary to rely on the political administration to achieve this, as well as to introduce a radical change...
Azhar scholars have requested a quick implementation of the law against sabotagers and terrorists. Al-Azhar Scholars have assured that what terrorists are committing is prohibited by Islam as well as all heavenly religions. They added that Islam rejects all acts of terror. Dr. Abāss Shūman, the...
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...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that a protocol was signed with the Salafi leaders including the Jam’iah al – Shari’iah and Ansār al- Sunnah al Muhammadiyah. The agreement was that a supervisor from the ministry would be appointed in the mosques’ boards in order to...
Followers of the tweets of Muná Abū Sulaymān (Mona Abu Selimān), the Saudi-Arabian journalist, were surprised about her tweet in which she welcomed the celebration of the first Christian liturgical mass in the ultra-conservative monarchy. The tweet that raised controversies was then deleted by the...
The 23rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National Interests and International Relations” came to a close.  Participants from 41 Arab and Islamic countries agreed in the  final...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, the vice president of the Al- Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that raising the flags of al- Qa’idah (al- Qaeda) inside the university campuses is a methodological intellectual distortion.  He stated that it is caused by ignorance and a distorted discourse that some Shaykhs and some...
Counselor Sa’īd Abd al- Rahmān, the Attorney General of the Appeals Prosecution, has ordered the quick arrest of Salafi Shaykh Muhammad Abd al- Maqsūd, and accusing him of inciting violence. A complaint has been filed by Tāriq Mahmūd, advisor of the Popular Front for Resisting Muslim Brotherhood-...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments and Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, stated that the purpose of convening a conference scheduled for Tuesday March 25 is to discuss the dangers of calling for terrorism and declaring apostasy (takfīr). The dangers relate to international relations and...
  Ahmad al- Muslimānī, Media Advisor for the President, stated that the Azhar religious methodology is the solution to combat extremism. He added that the Azhar and its Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib enjoy the respect and love of the Egyptians, Arabs and Muslims. He stated that the presidency supports the...
Expressing his wish to establish a Coptic Orthodox Church in Saudi-Arabia, Pope Tawāḍrūs II believes that the spirit of the times has imposed many changes in the region.
  Pope Tawadros II received a delegation of the Bayl al-‘Ailah or “Family House” (a committee initiated by al-Azhar comprised of both Muslims and Christians clergy aimed at finding solutions to sectarianism) in his papal residence at the end of the first meeting of the second religious discourse...
After his reappointment as Minister of Religious Endowments, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah stated that he is planning to regulate the Egyptian religious discourse more tightly in order to purge it from extremist elements. Furthermore, he wants to improve the investments of the endowment funds in...

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