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Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
Shaykh Ramaḍān ʿAbd al-Muʿiz in al-Azhar garb sat among some men of the armed forces, telling them about the moderate nature of Islam and exonerating Ibn Taymiyya from the takfiris’ usage of his fatwas [fatwā].  The scene came in episode 20 of the television series “The Choice,” which tells the...
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
The Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna [ʿAṭā Allāh Ḥannā] commented on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decree which paved the way for the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) to be converted into a mosque. The Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem criticised this...
General ʿĀdil al-Ghaḍbān, governor of Port Said [Būr Saʿīd], caused a crisis for the displaced Copts from al-ʿArīsh, who have been living in the governorate since 2017, after informing families that he will no longer be paying for the money that helps them pay rent. Despite the number of displaced...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), affiliated with Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented the top 10 statistics and results on the provisions of celebrating Mother’s Day, by monitoring approximately (2000) fatwas for that occasion issued by...
The Orthodox Copts commemorated the return of the remnants of the 20 Coptic martyrs who were killed by members of ISIS in Libya in 2015. Prayers for the martyrs were held at home to limit the spread of Coronavirus. 
Bishop Bafnūtiyyūs, bishop of Samāllūṭ, emphasized that the Coptic martyrs of Libya provided an epic and strength for the Christian faith in the face of Dāʿish and demonstrated to the world the truth of their steadfast faith.  According to him, history will continue to remember the day that these...
The Observatory for Monitoring for Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Ideologies in Dār al-Iftāʾ confirmed that Turkey plans to turn Libya into a new stronghold for ISIS. The observatory also stated that the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia and Libya works hard to move ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq to...
An official declaration about the White House’s will of labelling the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization has raised widespread fear and criticism both in the US and in the international arena. On Tuesday, Sarah Sanders, the Presidential Press Secretary, said that Donald Trump...

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