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Dr. Su’ād Nassār, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), presented in the International Conference of the Islamic Scholars Council the possibility of having female muftis. The conference was entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
The writer presents famous examples of successful women who worked in the field of da‘wah.
Dr Su‘ād Sālih discusses issues that are related to women in the Islamic sharī‘ah, such as the Ḥijāb, female Muftīīs and the right of women to work in Islām.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the former deputy head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the People’s Assembly, about a number of issues, including the controversial statement of Pope Benedict on Islam and...
An Indonesian woman has read Qur’ānic verses in the opening of an international conference at the Azhar University, causing controversy.
The article is an interview with Dr. Abdel-Mo´ti Bayoumi. He comments on ijtihad, secularism and the legality of women issuing fatwas. He also comments on his expectation of being appointed rector of the Azhar University.
Dr. Margo Badran, American professor of Islamic Culture at Northwestern University, interviewed the Mufti of Egypt on the position of women in Islam. The Mufti refuted western allegations in that respect.
Dr. Soad Saleh, comparative jurisprudence professor at the Azhar University, says that the Mufti of Egypt welcomes her demand to appoint a female mufti. She accepts women assuming presidency of the State but rejects that a woman be appointed as a grand imam of the Azhar
Dr. Soad Saleh, comparative jurisprudence professor at the Azhar University, demanded that an office be allocated to a female jurist at Dar Al-Ifta, so that women may present their inquiries to her and receive answers.


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