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The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
The Office for the Grand Shaykh of al-Azhar announced the launching of the Forum of Senior Scholars under the title "Sunnah between criticism of the chain of transmission [al-Sanad] and criticism of the reported text [al-Matn]: provisions, rules, and effects." The forum will be held tomorrow, after...
Over the past years, the renewal of religious discourse has been the primary concern and the major point of debate in the Egyptian religious institutions, particularly after President al-Sīsī repeated calls on many occasions. 
In the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other governorates, a number of squares in which ʿĪd al-Fiṭr prayers were held have witnessed women and men standing side by side, despite fatwas issued by Dār al-Iftā’ and al-Azhar institution.
The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights expressed its deep displeasure from the position of the salafīs’ negative position regarding the appointment of a women as Governor, whereby they used religion to affect the feelings of the simple [poor, undereducated] sectors of the Egyptian population...
The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
The imams of Sohag [Sūhāj]   agreed on the need to renew and develop the religious discourse in order to keep pace with the times, pointing out that the most important characteristics of the Islamic dʿawa is that it is renewed because it addresses all people in all ages. 
Dr. Magdy Ashour [Majdī  ʿĀshūr] , the adviser to the Mufti of the Republic, stressed that Christians in Egyptian are permitted to build churches when living under an Islamic state.
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.


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