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The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...
When asked by one of his followers about the reason behind the rapes of women during Islamic wars, Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh Rushdī replied “these are human beings and they have needs,” going on to explain that these needs could not be considered shameful as long as the woman has consented to the sexual...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), is delivering next Friday sermon at the Azhar for the first time, which will be attended by ministers and scholars of the Azhar, according to Shaykh Salāmah ‘Abd al-Qawī, the official spokesman for the awqāf (...
Today, Saturday, Cairo Criminal Court renewed the detention of 4 indicters for 45-day pending investigation on charge of financing terrorism, including the daughter of a Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī, ʿUlā.   Both ʿUlā al-Qaraḍāwī and her husband were arrested by the Egyptian security authorities in July 2017...
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, the professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, said that intellectual terrorism creates potential armed terrorism, that is, bloodshed, destruction of resources and violation of human rights.
The “Jurists of Moodiness” are a group of religious Scholars that publish hardline Fatwas based on their ‘wrong’ readings and interpretations of religious texts without taking into consideration any social conditions for the Fatwa, for example those issued by the Salafist preachers Abū Ishāq al-...
Azharite sources have stated that the Azhar has referred a request from Dr. Muhmmad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, calling for not recognizing the World Union for Muslim Scholars, headed by Yūssuf al- Qaradāwī, and closing any branches it may have in Egypt, to the Islamic Research...
After youth have launched a hash-tag on Twitter spreading rumors and using offensive language against one of the presidential candidates, religious scholars stated that spreading such rumors is rejected by Islamic law. 
The Embassy of Afghanistan in Cairo presented the Egyptian government a statue of one of the pioneers of the Renaissance in modern Islamic thought—Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī. The unveiling of the statue, which coincided with the third anniversary of the opening of the new Suez Canal, took place at...

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