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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...
Amīra, a 15 year old girl from Fayūm, experienced a terrifying nightmare that no one could have ever anticipated. 
Summary: On the fourth anniversary of the celebration of “international access to information day,” the Egyptian Observatory for Journalism and Media (EOJM) published a research paper entitled “Freedom of information in Egypt...a constitutional principle without legal regulation.” In the report,...
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...
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...
After the recent increase attacks on places of worship, the UN Secretary General António Guterres stressed the necessity for the world community to increase its efforts to eliminate Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, persecution of Christians and all forms of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and...
Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
A flurry of widespread anger was triggered after the young actor Muḥammad Kāmil announced that Maḥmūd Sulaymān, the young man who stalked a girl named Munā Jubrān while she was waiting for her bus, has shot an advertisement for a famous coffee company, and that he was contacted by a production...
The secretary of fatwá in Dār al- Iftā, Dr. Magdy Ashūr stated that its is incorrect to generalize the chat fatwá without asking the specialized sheikhs about it.
The fatwá issued recently by Dār al- Iftaa, last Friday, that prohibits the chats between men and women except for necessity has stirred jokes among the youth movements and coalitions who considered the fatwa to be against the human instinct.

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