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In a letter to Dr ʿAlīʿAbd al-ʿᾹl, Speaker of the House of Representatives, al-Azhar has communicated the opinion of the Council of Senior Scholars on the bill presented to Parliament pertaining to reforms to the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’. Al-Azhar stressed that the content of these reforms contravenes...
The Endowments Ministry applauded the statement that was released on March 15, from al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, which allowed the suspension of Friday sermons and congregational prayers to protect people from the coronavirus.
Dr. Maḥmūd Mihannā, member of the Senior Scholars Council of Al-Azhar University, Egypt, said that the adoption of a bill that criminalizes atheism is an eligible right in Islamic judiciary, and that it entitles the ruler to punish the atheist in case he or she does not give up atheism.
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...
Egypt's Al-Azhar Senior 'Ulamā` Body has opposed President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi’s call to ban oral divorce, arguing that oral divorce has been “established since the time of the Prophet”. The Body considered that “the occurrence of oral divorce uttered by the conscious will of the husband is in...
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