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The new Mufti of Egypt decided to entrust the task of issuing fatwas to the Islamic Research Institute. The author believes this not to be a good decision, as the Institute has charged many intellectuals with kufr [unbelief] and is not known for defending the freedom of opinion. He suggested the...
The Azhar’s Islamic Research Institute under Grand Imām Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī approved banning the publication of books that “foment sedition and cause rifts in the Arab and Muslim ranks.”
Tāriq Ramadān, grandson of late Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Bannā, has urged freezing capital punishment in Islam like stoning and decapitation. Ramadān also urged the mobilization of Muslims worldwide to ask their governments to stop applying the hudoud, alleging the application...
Dr. Ahmad al -Tayyib, President of the Azhar University, talks in al-Musawwar about the legality of a woman leading prayer, the Western demands for a change in the Azhar curricula, and reports that Jihād verses were omitted from the Azhar curricula.
Women have climbed the top of the political ladder in the Muslim world and occupied the posts of prime minister and judges, but so far the post of Muftī seems to be unattainable.
Human Rights Watch issued a document entitled: “Divorced from justice: Women’s unequal access to divorce in Egypt,” documenting serious human rights violations in biased Family Laws against women in Egypt.
The Supreme Court of State Security will start tomorrow the trail of Sheikha Manal, who claims prophecy, and her followers. They are accused of disdaining Islam, promoting ideas that deform its picture, trying to cause conflict within society and holding meetings to study the ideas of their group.
The prosecution of Al-Waily ordered that "Sadika Hassan Gad", who is better known as "Sheikha Fawzya", to be put in jail. The investigations confirmed that the suspect was forging [documents] and deceiving people. During the investigations a large number of women gathered in front of the police...
The phenomenon of "sheikhism" (claiming to have special spiritual vocation) is starting to devastate a wide range of Egyptian society. This requires our highest attention especially since it hits mainly women, the most vital cell in society.
The appointment of "non-Azhar" female scholars as theologians, and ignoring those who have graduated from the Azhar has provoked a controversy specially after the case of [a certain woman called] Shereen who taught women Islamic religion without obtaining the relevant permission while dozens of Al...

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