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Today’s press overview is tackling a “weird” so-called fatwá sanctioning the killing of opponents of President Muhammad Mursī, made by Shaykh Hāshim Islām, a member of the Azhar’s fatwá committee. In his religious opinion, Islām considered the opponents as “khawārij [Kharijites which means...
Constitution expert Ibrāhīm Darwīsh, however, said the decision was a grave mistake committed against Egypt and ran counter to the constitutional legitimacy the president was sworn in.  
Eng. Abd al- Mun’im al- Shahāt, spokesman of al- Da’wah al- Salafiyah, who issued an earlier fatwá that democracy is religiously prohibited,  stated that we select al-Sīsī, out of concern for sharī’ah  and that no political pact was made with him.
The General Council for Sufi Orders has decided to hold the elections of its supreme board next Thursday May 15 based on a decision of Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab.
Anonymous sources stated that the committee assigned to draft a new parliamentary elections law is about to give 90% of the seats to individuals and 10% to the parties. 
Religious political parties in Egypt are in a state of anticipation.
The conflict between Salafīs has escalated in intensity to the extent of making accusations of treason. 
  Sabrah al-Qāsimī, general coordinator of the Moderate Front (an Islamist initiative to combat extremist Islamism thought) that supports al- Sīsī’s bid for presidency , said that the front's religious committee is preparing a project named “Revisions of thought” to include all Islamist parties -...
 Dr. ‘Abāss Shūmānn, Deputy of the Azhar Shaykh, stated that the Azhar Shaykh is not above criticism and that the Azhar shall not be silent in the face of violations of principles of the faith (Diā’ Abū al-Safā, al-‘Akhbār, Aug 11, p. 2).  
Sources have revealed to al-Tahrīr newspaper that a meeting is to be held within the next 48 hours between prominent sheikhs in the Salafī organization and leaders within the Ministry of Endowments.

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