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Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the success of the International Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has assured that Egypt is the country of security and peace. He added that it has showed that Egypt has regained its power and leadership, and that...
An Egyptian association, Ummah Wāhidah, is leading a relief campaign for Muslims of the Central African Republic who suffer from targeted killings and genocide.  The campaign involves relief convoys to the refugee camps in the border areas with Chad and Cameron (Amr Hassan, al- Fath, March 28,  p....
Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil, former Muftī of Egypt, stated to al-Watan that reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood is not permitted. He added that this is due to their actions including violence, carrying arms, terrorizing the innocent and destroying the nation. He added that those who kill and...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
The 23rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National Interests and International Relations” came to a close.  Participants from 41 Arab and Islamic countries agreed in the  final...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
  Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers in the Azhar branch in Assiut have demonstrated their power by holding paramilitary trainings inside the university campus for half an hour. A number of students appeared wearing black face masks and raised al Qaeda flag on campus. They chanted slogans promising...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments and Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, stated that the purpose of convening a conference scheduled for Tuesday March 25 is to discuss the dangers of calling for terrorism and declaring apostasy (takfīr). The dangers relate to international relations and...
The Council of Shaykhs of Sufī Orders has denounced storming the Aqsa mosque and desecrating it by the Israeli female soldiers. The Council of Shaykhs added that Israel continues to challenge the Islamic world with its provocations (Author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, March 20, p.2). Read original...
The Da’wah al- Salafiah has launched a campaign entitled “Dangers Challenging Egyptian Society” to face calls of excommunication, explosions, atheism and corruption.  Shaykh Sharif al- Hawāry, member of the Da’wa Salafiah board and officer in charge of the Da’wah in the governorates, stated that it...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, has approved sending 14 new imams abroad to spread moderate Islam. Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah stated that these imams represent the Ministry of Endowments in all continents in order to spread moderate Islam (Nāddir Abu al- Futūh, al- Ahrām, March 20). Read...
  Ahmad al- Muslimānī, Media Advisor for the President, stated that the Azhar religious methodology is the solution to combat extremism. He added that the Azhar and its Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib enjoy the respect and love of the Egyptians, Arabs and Muslims. He stated that the presidency supports the...
  The Annual Conference for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is to be held on Tuesday March 25. It is organized by the Ministry of Endowments under the auspices of President Adly Mansūr. The annual conference has not been held for three years due to the political events that Egypt has faced...
  The media monitor of Dār al- Iftā’ has alerted in a recent report to the danger of those shaykhs who are not qualified scientifically and issue extremist fatwás. It stated that they do not realize the danger of their fatwás which may lead to the destruction of societies. The report assured that...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Mukhtār Jum‘a said in his sermon that there were two great meanings for Ramadan, the first divine, as people...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
The Azhar and Dār al-Iftā’ will not stipulate a specific form of takbīr (the exclamation ‘Allahu Akbar’), according to puresunnah during ‘Īd al-Fitr, and in a fatwá stated that the form of takbīr used by Egyptians for a long time, as opposed to that used by the Companions of the Prophet, was...
President al-Sīsī attended the laylat al-qadr celebrations held at the national conference center in the neighborhood of Nasr City, which was also attended by several ministers. At the celebration ceremony, al-Sīsī congratulated the contestants who participated in the Qur’ān memorization...
Mustafá ‘Izat Hamdīn, the imam of ‘Amr Ibn al-‘As Mosque, was referred for questioning by the representative of the Ministry of Endowments in Cairo, Jabir Tayi’. The imam is being investigated for having left work and allowed someone else to take his place, without prior agreement from the Ministry...

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