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A recent fatwá of Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, stated that calling for participation in the coming presidential elections is harām (religiously prohibited).
Dār al- Iftā has denied that a fatwá was issued, religiously prohibiting the boycott of the presidential or parliamentary elections
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
During a session of “The Egyptian Will Challenges Terrorism” on Tuesday, organized by the Center for Artistic Innovation and the cultural branch of Beheira, the Mufti of Egypt stressed that Islam is a religion of mercy and that it is free of any extremist acts or ideas. 
The Azhar and Dār al Iftā’ denounced the terrorist explosions that took place in Cairo and Sinai.
Dār al- Iftā’ has assured that the core of democracy embodies the basic principles of Islam politically in selection of rulers and attaining shūrá (consultation) and resisting injustice. This is the core principle of Islam and this is neither apostasy nor a hated matter as some claim   
Dr. Abāss Shūman, Deputy of the Azhar, stated that recently incorrect fatwá’s became  widespread, due to some self- proclaimed shaykhs who are ignorant in religious knowledge and sharī’ah.
Dr. Shawqī 'Allām, Grand Muftī of Egypt, stated that the task of Dār al-Iftā' al-Misrīyah (Egyptian House for issuing Fatwás) said that the organizations task is to give legal advice, not to take a side in a political conflict. 
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the muftī of Egypt, stressed that individuals should not implement legal penalties or take revenge themselves away from state institutions.  
In his column this week, Egypt’s   renown writer and journalist, Ḥamdī Rizk wonders of the number of fatwas issued exclusively on women, referring to the report released by the Global Fatwa Index in the Egyptian Fatwa House, in Arabic Dār al-Iftāʾ, that states that 12% of all the fatwas issued by...
Dr Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti said that the primate of the Coptic Evangelical Church, Dr. Andriyā Zakī is always keen to personally present the congratulatory greetings of his congregation on all special Muslims festivities. 
We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftā'will be hosting the fourth international conference on Tuesday, in the presence of hundreds of Muslim scholars and communities in the world. The conference will discuss the issues on fatwa renewal to accommodate contemporary developments. These issues will be discussed in light...
Over the past years, the renewal of religious discourse has been the primary concern and the major point of debate in the Egyptian religious institutions, particularly after President al-Sīsī repeated calls on many occasions. 
Deutsche Funk Radio said that the Egyptian (Dār al-Iftā’) is playing an important role in the government’s initiative to combat high birth rates. The broadcaster pointed out that Egyptian authorities are particularly concerned about the phenomenon of early marriage, which results in an increase in...
In its effort to preserve its transparency and tight relationship to the people of Egypt, the Egyptian House of Fatwas, that is, Dār al-Iftāʾ, released its report for the year 2018. The report states that during the current year more than 1 million fatwa have been released in response on questions...
  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...
Dār al-‘Iftā’ al-Misriyyah (an Islamic institute for education and legal research), has stated that Egyptian society is undergoing a wave of certain groups labeling others as unbelievers, as a way of achieving political gains. The institute stated that this was one of the most serious offences...
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...
The past few years have seen a large degree of chaos in the field of religious discourse in Egypt and, in particular, who has the right to issue fatwás. However, June 30th’s uprising reinstated that Dār al- iftā’, Committee of fatwá and the Committee of Da’wah Research are the only two institutions...

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