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Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.
The Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt greeted western Christians with Christmas (December 25, 2012) through their Twitter account on December 27. A number of activist on social-networking websites condemned the fatwá issued by the Islamic Legitimate Body of Rights and Reformation (ILBRR) that...
The Salafī Da’wah (Call) approved Bible teaching in schools but in a way observing the Islamic sharī’ah controls, according to a fatwá by Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy chairman of the Da’wah.
Dr. Safwat 'Abd al-Ghanī, member of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah's Shūrá Council stated that the broadcasted statement attributed to al-Jamā’ah on allegedly issuing a fatwá apostatizing voters who are against the referendum of apostasy, has raised a wave of surprise and consternation.
"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”.
Hard-line preacher Wajdī Ghunaym accused liberals and seculars of being “infidels” and called for the enforcement of the riddah (punishment for apostasy in Islam) code on them.
  In an interview with al-Watan, the Islamic preacher Dr. Yūsuf Badrī, a member of the previous Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, has condemned the calls for demonstrations against President Muhammad Mursī on the 24th of August as heresy. He demanded that those who would storm or burn the Muslim...
  Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān writes in Al-Watan that several Coptic organizations, among them “Copts without Restrictions,” “Copts for Egypt,’ and the movement “Civil Rights for Christians,” have announced that they will participate in the 24th of August demonstrations. Michael Munīr from the “Al-Hayāh”...
The Egypt Copts Coalition called on Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Muhammad Sayīd Tantāwī to hold Islām, who is also the spokesman for the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), accountable over his fatwá to kill the protesters of August 24 demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...
A recent fatwá of Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, stated that calling for participation in the coming presidential elections is harām (religiously prohibited).
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.
A study of Hāzim al- Gamal, a lawyer at the Azhar, stated that the Azhar with its moderate thought has developed new theoretical pillars that include economic relations, politics and society as well as legislations.
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
During a session of “The Egyptian Will Challenges Terrorism” on Tuesday, organized by the Center for Artistic Innovation and the cultural branch of Beheira, the Mufti of Egypt stressed that Islam is a religion of mercy and that it is free of any extremist acts or ideas. 
‘Alī Jum’ah stressed that a marriage remains halāl even if there is no written contract as long as all conditions are fulfilled according to sharī’ah. Accordingly, marriages on social network sites; Qur’anic marriages; marriages using tattoos, sand, text messages, stamps, cassettes, or the giving...
The “Jurists of Moodiness” are a group of religious Scholars that publish hardline Fatwas based on their ‘wrong’ readings and interpretations of religious texts without taking into consideration any social conditions for the Fatwa, for example those issued by the Salafist preachers Abū Ishāq al-...
Azharite sources have stated that the Azhar has referred a request from Dr. Muhmmad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, calling for not recognizing the World Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Yūssuf al- Qaradāwī, and closing any branches it may have in Egypt, to the Islamic Research...
Dr. Samīr Sabrī, a lawyer, has filed a complaint accusing Yāssir Burhamī, deputy head of the Da’wah Salafiah, of calling for adultery, villainy and contempt of religion. 

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