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Dr. Amna Nosseir, a professor of jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University, has been calling on the Dar Al-Ifta to set up a council involving all specializations in all walks of life to thoroughly study public affairs of concern to major issues in society like organ transplants, bank profits and...
Dr. Soad Saleh, the head of the department of compared jurisprudence at the Azhar University, proposed her idea of creating a committee for women's fatwas to be affiliated with the Dar Al-Iftaa [House of fatwa-giving] to the current Grand Mufti Dr. Clearly enough, Dr. Soad has been totally...
The Grand Imam of the Azhar asked the Secretary General of the Islamic Research Institute to review the names of the Fatwa Committee members. The cautions of the Grand Imam will limit political fatwa-giving, yet it will not stop it
The Grand Imam did not find a way-out of the plight of the fatwa given by Sheikh Al-Eish, except declaring, in an official statement, that the fatwa of Al-Eish does not represent the Azhar. He even referred Al-Eish to investigations. He said that politicians are more entitled to give fatwas when...
The late William Soliman Qilada played a role in his generation of the 1940s and the 1950s. His achievements include a historiography for the State Council and important studies on the history of civil law in Egypt. He also wrote about the Egyptian experience of national unity in “Muslims and...
This report explains the escalations following the alleged conversion of a priest’s wife to Islam. Much background is given to the cultural context that explain why such an issue is so sensitive in Egypt. The report also shows that several of the organizers of the demonstration in Cairo have done...
The 1994 fatwa declared the Azhar to be exclusively the sole body/party responsible for issuing opinions Islamic matters. These matters pertain to accepting or rejecting audio or audiovisual items. This fatwa has given the Azhar the legal right to monitor and supervise the intellectuals and...
Dr. ‘Alī Jumca, Muftī of Egypt, allowed the cremating the bodies of the victims of the Tsunami that hit Asia, in order to prevent the spread of epidemics. This opinion raised arguments in Egypt and the Azhar.
A laundry shop owner once inquired about whether he should continue ironing women’s trousers. The fatwa came as shocking as the question is: if these trousers are worn outdoors then the laundryman should not iron them because in that case he is aiding the wrongdoing of tabaruj [make-up and other...
Contradictory fatwas could be welcomed in rituals but not when matters are related to families and personal affairs. The fatwa accepting divorce only if it happens before two witnesses is contrasted by another one accepting the divorce once a man tells his wife "I divorce you." A man who has...

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