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An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
The Islamic World Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ICESCO) has expressed its concern about the offensive portrayal of the Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH) in French media and political discourse. They explain that this has provoked anger among more than half a billion Muslims around the...
In an interview with the program “The 9th” on Egyptian Channel One, Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, professor of Islamic law [sharīʿah] and comparative jurisprudence [fiqh] at al-Azhar University, said that it is prohibited to take up hostile acts against religious places of worship for Jews and Christians [ahl...
al-Azhar’s recent stance on harassment issues was a beautiful, enlightening, and courageous stance that deserves to be congratulated. al-Azhar, the most prestigious religious institution in the Muslim world has issued a statement denouncing sexual harassment and has encouraged speaking out on...
The Egyptian actor Hishām Salīm has recently spoken out about a hardship he experienced. He described the journey of his daughter Nūrā, who transitioned to become a boy, called Nūr, 18 years after he was born female, but with a body type that seemed more masculine.
Saudi Arabia officially abolished the use of flogging as a form of punishment, as well as the death penalty for juniors last week. An important news event that didn’t get the coverage it deserves. A heated argument has long raged through the corridors of the United Nations, between those who think...
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced that it is forming a committee of specialists and professionals, both at home and abroad, to combat the novel coronavirus crisis. Leading Muslim Brotherhood figures would be among the committee members, as well as figures from professional bodies including...
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Shaykh of al-Azhar, stressed that the Egyptian people are a people of unwavering character, who fully appreciate the meaning of solidarity and brotherhood. 
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] announced on Tuesday the suspension of all group religious activities during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] as a precaution due to the rising spread of the Coronavirus across the globe. 

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