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  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...
At the religious seminar organized by the Center for Innovation in the city of Damanhūr, Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the Mufti of Egypt, declared that the Media Center of the National Fatwá-issuing Authority has annulled 155 extremist fatwás that called for terrorism, murder, and destruction
The Azhar, Dār al-Iftā’ and the Ministry of Endowments demanded punishment for those responsible for the death of several members of the security forces in the town of al-Farāfara in the governorate ‘NewValley’.
Dār al- Iftā’ has assured that Islam does not ban tourism and does not consider it harām (religiously prohibited). It also assured the importance of developing the tourism industry as an economic resource to combat unemployment (Sanā’ Hashīsh, al-Wafd, Feb. 22, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic...
Dār al- Iftā’ has issued a fatwá (religious decree) stating that a woman can abort her baby if her life is in danger. A question came to Dār al- Iftā’ stating that she is pregnant in the sixth month and that the doctors told her that the pregnancy is putting her life in danger. Dār al- Iftā’ thus...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Mufti of Egypt, denounced ISIS’ demolition and desecration of the shrines of the prophets in Iraq, the most recent of which was the demolition of the tomb of the Prophet Yūnis. He stated that this is an assault on the sanctity of the prophets. 
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, mufti of the Republic has denounced the terrorist attack that has targeted the Sinai security department in ‘Arīsh and led to the death of eight and injured more than 22 others. 
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’ (House of Religious Decrees) stated that foreign tourists who come to Muslim countries should not be killed or harmed in any way, for it is considered a grave sin. In Islam, “the Covenant of Safety” prescribes the protection of foreigners and non-Muslims on their visit to...
The Grand Muftī, Shawqī Allām, has called for an immediate end to all military operations that the Israeli forces are carrying out against Gaza. He requested the Arab World, UN and international community intervene immediately to end the air strikes of the Israeli Occupation
In the report released by Observatory for Monitoring Takfiri Fatwas, Dār al-Iftāʾ stated that the month of November has witnessed a number of terror attacks carried out by Islamist radical groups, such as the Taliban and the Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF) in Pakistan with 6 terror acts, two of...
 The Grand Mufti of Egypt Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām affirmed in a meeting with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sudais, the Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the importance of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to security and stability in the Middle East, describing them as the ‘backbone’ of the region and praising...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, muftī of Egypt, stated that praying for the prophet, is a pillar of Islam. However, it is not correct to use this saying to gain political gains.
Dr. Majdī ‘Ashūr, the academic advisor to the Grand Mufti and the secretary of fatwás in the Dār al- Iftā’ stated that having fatwás issued by those who have not been prepared scientifically to issue it causes must discord in society. He added that the fatwa of Shaykh Mazhar Shahīn of the Omar...
The Dār al- Ifta’ warned yesterday against extremist fatwás (religious decrees) that call members of the security forces infidels and prohibited prayer for those members of the security forces who die in attacks on them (Wā’il Fāyyiz, al- Watan, Feb. 2, p. 1). Read original text in Arabic.   
Dr. Ibrāhim Nigm, advisor to the grand mufti, is presenting a religious show on a daily basis in English entitled “al- Rahmah al-Muhdāh”(the granted mercy)  on the Egyptian Satellite Channel (ESC).
Dr. Ibrāhīm Nigm, Advisor to the grand mufti, stated that ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) is an organization that has misled many young people in the name of religion. 
Dār al- Iftā’ requested state institutions to organize reforming campaigns as a form of treatment to the phenomena of sexual harassment. Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm, Advisor to Grand Muftī, stated that there are segments and parties that have corrupt concepts and aim to spread moral chaos.  

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