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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...
Dr. Usāma al-Qūṣī, the Salafist preacher, criticized the Salafist boarding School called “al-Salafīyah al-Madkhalīyya” whose most famous shaykhs in Egypt are Muḥammad Sayyid Raslān, Maḥmūd ʿAbd al-Rāziq Raḍwāni, Ṭalʿat Zahrān and others - describing it as the most dangerous school on the Egyptian...
In 1943, Ṭāha Ḥusayn was invited by the Young Muslims Association to give a lecture on the occasion of Laylat al-Qadr in Alexandria. While preparing for this lecture, the Dean of Arabic Literature prepared a thesis on the Holy Quran, especially after his previous lectures found great acceptance by...
The International Union for Muslim Scholars convened a meeting two days ago in Doha.
The Council of Ministers has agreed in its meeting yesterday headed by Eng. Ibrāhīm Mahlab to approve the Bayt al- Zakāh draft law  after it is revised by the Council of State Legislative Department.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia revealed in a statement of its embassy yesterday that all Qur’ān copies of the King Fahd Complex are correct
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the grand muftī, stated that Dār al- Iftā is not isolated from the needs of the Egyptian people.
Dr. Kamāl Habib researcher in Islamic Groups stated that violence reduces the standing of the Islamist movement and has never made it attain its goals
Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at al- Azhar University, stated that the World Union of Islamic Scholars headed by Yūssuf al- Qaradāwī does not represent sharī’ah.
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
I would like to begin by explaining some of the reasons I chose the topic of blasphemy in Islam. In some respects, I am talking here about elements of the deep structure of the dissertation. These underlying motivations have shaped and inspired this study, but they are not always explicit. I...
Former al-Nūr Party head and assistant to the president, ’Imād ‘Abd al- Ghafūr, has announced the formation of the Al-Watan Party, as well as a new alliance with former presidential candidate Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl. In a conference Tuesday (January 1, 2013) at the Azhar Conference Center, ‘Abd al...
al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ newspaper publishes weekly an edition of Egyptian writer and historian Saʿīd al-Shaḥāt. In his encyclopedia ‘Dhāt Yawm’ (On that Day in History) on major historical events in Egypt and the Middle East region, the Egyptian writer and historian dedicated his column this week to the...

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