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About 1,574,000 Muslims (3% of the Italian population) are living in Italy, the majority of which of foreign origin. They constitute 29,2% of the migrant community and only 30% are European Muslims (from Albania, Moldavia, Kosovo), whereas 52,7% are from Africa (37,8% from North Africa).[1] The...
Dr. Ibrāhīm Nijm, senior advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, revealed some of the projects that the Dār al-Iftāʾ has included in its five-year plan such as a cell-phone application for fatwas and a department composed of female researchers to answer questions about women’s issues and increase...
“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
Dār al-Iftāʾ’s Islamophobia Observatory in Egypt, praised the popular solidarity initiatives that European Muslims in the West started with the victims of terrorist attacks that have struck some European capitals.  All of this comes amidst a series of provocative statements and incidents towards...
Both the Dār al-Iftāʾ and the Coptic Orthodox Church warned Egyptian families of the dangers of the Tik Tok app, whose users have recently been taken to court and imprisoned for “inciting immorality” and others crimes.
As al-Azhar and the Council of Senior Scholars escalate their opposition to a bill regulating the Dār al-Ifṭā’, Shaykh of al-Azhār Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib announced on Saturday that he had put in a request with the head of Parliament, ʿAlī ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, to attend the Monday plenary session, which will be...
Is it allowed in Islam to not go to Friday prayer out of fear of coming in contact with people?
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt, welcomed a high ranking American delegation led by John Barsa, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Jonathan Cohen, American ambassador to Cairo, and Samah Norquist, chief advisor for international religious freedom at...
Amid the inauguration of several development projects in Alexandria, the statements of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī about the demolition of illegally built mosques came to discuss the religious ruling on building mosques on farmland and usurped land. 
If not for the Egyptian public witnessing the hidden conflict between President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and Grand Imām of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the law regulating the Dār al-Iftāʾ, which the Egyptian parliament passed on June 19, would have passed without controversy.  This conflict has entered...

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