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In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center welcomed 150 imāms and pastors for a training program, called “Because I am a Father,” sponsored primarily by the Egyptian “House of the Family” [Bayt al-ʿ Āʾila], Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar, and Pope Tawāḍrūs II, pope of Alexandria and...
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...
The Egyptian House of Representatives is discussing a bill presented by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, head of the religious and endowment affairs Committee, and 60 other representatives, to amend the way to choose the Mufti of Egypt.  The bill aims to grant the President of the Republic of Egypt to choose...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...
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.
Is the Coronavirus mentioned in the Qur’an?  The Coronavirus is headed towards hitting the world and making thousands victim to it.  Its infection has spread to most countries, and some people have employed verses of the Qur’an according to their desires. 
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf] emphasized that whoever is talking about how it is forbidden [ḥarām] to close mosques in these current circumstances are either ignorant or enemies of the nation and humanity.
His Excellency Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt and Head of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, left to Geneva to participate in the activities of the conference: "Protecting the Youth from extremist and violent Ideologies". The conference will be held throughout the...

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