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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,...
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.
Considering the large number of female professors of fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] and shari’a [Islamic law,] who actually practice ifta [fatwa-giving] on satellite channels, newspapers and magazines, isn’t it high time that the giving of fatwas by female jurists is done in an officially recognized...
Dr. Abdel-Mo´ti Bayoumi expressed the opinion that Muslims need to adopt a religious discourse that can reconcile them with the whole world. He added that all scholars have the right to give fatwas and even women can give fatwas.
Dr. Soad Saleh, the head of the department of compared jurisprudence at the Azhar University, proposed her idea of creating a committee for women's fatwas to be affiliated with the Dar Al-Iftaa [House of fatwa-giving] to the current Grand Mufti Dr. Clearly enough, Dr. Soad has been totally...
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...
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.
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...
Dr. Su’ad Saleh, professor at the women’s college for Islamic studies at the Azhar University said that she is the mufti of women and that Islam does not limit the work of the mufti to men only.
While Egyptian women can be ministers, lawyers, doctors, and hold many other prestigious jobs, they are still shut out of the upper levels of the religious hierarchy. Now one female religious scholar wants to become a mufti which is a high level cleric charged with giving out religious opinions on...

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