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In her speech during the Islamic Thinking Forum, Su'ād Sālih, professor of comparative fiqh at the Azhar University, criticized the state of weakness the Islamic nation has reached. Sālih told al-Misrī al-Yawm that she does not regret joining al-Wafd Party.
Dr. Muḥammad al-Shahhāt al-Jindī , Secretary of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, requested that all Fatwás be approved by the Islamic Fiqh Academy, due to the rise of what he called “Kiosk Fatwás”. Al-Jindī said that these incorrect Fatwás, such as those issued via satellite channels...
Dāwūd talks about a fatwá prohibiting women from working as cashiers. The ruling was issued by the Saudi Arabian Council for Fatwá and Research and consequently opposed by a press campaign publishing previous fatwás by the council permitting women to work as cashiers. Dāwūd claims that this is the...
Should the One Thousand and One Nights be banned? A Cairo conference debates the issue. A number of Lawyers submitted a request to have the latest edition of the Thousand and One Nights banned because they viewed it as immoral. Intellectuals and cultural figures rally against this ban, upset by the...
The author talks about an interview that involved Jamāl al-Bannā and Azhar scholars. The Azhar scholars reminded al-Bannā he was old and al-Bannā called for the purification of jurisprudence. He also discusses the fact that fatwás concerning the behavior and dress of women as sexual objects have...
The appearance of bizarre fatwás goes against the tolerant nature of Islam writes Amānī Mājid.
The Islamic thinker Jamāl al-Bannā has issued a number of controversial fatwás recently. In this article Muslim scholars criticize al-Bannā and question his credentials.
A Christian mother and Muslim convert father, now separated, fight for the custody of their 13 year-old twins. The father wins the battle even though Egyptian law states that children under the age of 15 should stay with their mother, regardless of religion. The twins state that they are Christian...
Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī issues a fatwá urging Muslims to reduce the prayer time during working hours so as not to exceed 10 minutes.
Claire Naṣīf comments on a fatwā delivered by a Palestinian shaykh affiliated to the Hamās faction in which he called for his countrymen to kill Egyptian boarders troops when they overthrow Egypt’s boarders at Gaza.

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