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Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received on Wednesday a delegation of Nigerian doctors, religious and community leaders.
In his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
The New York Times reviewed the life story of Doria Shafik [Durriyā Shafīq] who led Egypt’s women’s liberation movement in the mid-1940s; she is the founder of a feminist organization, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne University. Shafīq was also the editor-in-chief of two...
We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...
When he wrote his book ‘Taḥrīr al-Mar'ah’ (1989), (The Liberation of Women), the Egyptian aristocratic judge and national activist, Qāsim Amīn did not know that 120 years later, his book would be a double-edged sword. Already at the time, he realized that instead of reforming the nation by opening...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
The Ṣaḥīḥ International Qur’ānic translation is considered one of the best women’s translations of the Qur’ān. It is also considered one of the most influential English translations of the Holy Qur’ān, as well as the most widely used. What is surprising is that this translation was written...
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Mrs. Ambassador Mirvat Talāwī, Director-General of the Arab Women Organization, participated in a panel discussion on the role of clerics and scientists in supporting women's empowerment. 
In its new edition to be published coming Friday, Sawt al-Azhar newspaper presents Al-Azhar position in support of women issues, rights and assess her contribution in the enlightenment and development of communities.
 An NGO called the “Sisters’ Network” is holding the first ever panel that addresses problems confronting modern women from an Islamic perspective. The President of the organization explained that the organization relies on principles of women’s rights in Islam. The conference is being held in...
During an aired interview on Al-Hayāt Channel, Egyptian researcher on Islamic Studies, Ahmad `Abdo, fiercely attacked Imām Al-Bukhāri, the Persian Islamic Scholar of the 9th century accusing him of defaming Muslim women as deficient in intelligence and religion and describing them as forming the...
The article is a review of Rose Al-Youssef’s file "The Complete Conspiracy: The Extremist Plan to Destroy Egypt’s Civilization." The file exposes the dangerous dimensions of extremism’s conspiracy against Egypt. The aim of the conspiracy is to destroy every aspect of Egyptian society.
There is conflict among Muslims concerning what their religion is. Last Sunday, two Arab leaders made statements pertaining to this point. The Moroccan King Muhammad VI called for the protection of Moroccan society in the face of the “the shaking of religious references and the escalation of...
According to officials in Athens, the number of Muslim women participating in this year’s Games is the lowest since 1960. Several Muslim countries have sent no women athletes at all; others, such as Iran, are taking part with only one, in full hijab. (Editor’s Note: Egypt sent three women; all in...
Muslim scholars have gone on a rampage directly after the news of Amīna Wadoud delivering the Friday sermon and leading male and female worshippers in prayer.
The issue of females leading Islamic prayers “female imām” triggered a number of reactions in the Muslim world. Dr. Yousuf al-Qaradāwī views it as American Islam. He says that Islam does not allow women to lead prayers, attend the prayers unveiled or menstruating, or even pray shoulder-to-shoulder...
Last Friday, Amīna Dawoud, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led about 150 men and women in prayers in New York City, amid growing opposition from several Islamic organizations.
In an attempt to stop the deluge of Fatwás, that are issued by unqualified Muslim clerics on satellite channels, the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy recently announced itself and Dār al-Iftā’ as the only authorities responsible for issuing official Fatwás in Egypt.

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