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In light of the spread of the Coronavirus and fears of it expanding greatly, most of the world’s nations have adopted harsh measures to limit its spread.  These measures were not limited to social or cultural aspects; rather, they have extended to religious rituals as well.  Mosques and churches...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary of Fatwas with the Dār al-Iftāʾ, issued a fatwā that allows donations that go towards fighting against the Coronavirus pandemic, and assisting state efforts in necessary scientific research in order to provide necessary measures for prevention and treatment.
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), which is under the authority of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented statistics about Christmas fatwas.
Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
v. Fr. Lūqā Asʿad, bishop of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Rashīd, Buḥayra governorate, has called on the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide on the lawsuit filed by the church acting on behalf of Pope Tawādrūs II, Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs, bishop of Buḥayra, Maṭrūḥ, and the five western cities,...
The Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views affiliated to the Dār al-Iftāʾ of Egypt said that no movement or organization can succeed in undermining the foundations of the state and society by promoting violence through religious or sectarian claims.
The President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Aḥmad al-Raysūnī, has caused outrage by issuing a fatwā  permitting Muslims to visit al-Aqṣā Mosque in Jerusalem, affirming that “not everyone who visits Jerusalem commits a wrongdoing or is calling for normalisation”. The International...
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.

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