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Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.
The Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb greeted Copts for Christmas, expressing his hope to strengthen the ties between Egyptians.
Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah said that Islam prohibited incitement to shed the blood of anyone and considered it more sacred than "Bayt Allah al-Harām" (Allah's Holy House) [referring to Mecca where Muslims go for pilgrimage]. q
Dubbed ‘Together for the development of Egypt’ [Maʿan li-Tanmiyyat Miṣr] the bilateral project between Maṣr Al-Kheir Foundation and the Episcopal Church’s objective is to revive the spirit of Egyptian nationalism.  The closing ceremony was celebrated by a number of civil society leaderships and...
‘Alī Jum’ah stressed that a marriage remains halāl even if there is no written contract as long as all conditions are fulfilled according to sharī’ah. Accordingly, marriages on social network sites; Qur’anic marriages; marriages using tattoos, sand, text messages, stamps, cassettes, or the giving...
The “Jurists of Moodiness” are a group of religious Scholars that publish hardline Fatwas based on their ‘wrong’ readings and interpretations of religious texts without taking into consideration any social conditions for the Fatwa, for example those issued by the Salafist preachers Abū Ishāq al-...
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
Dr. Alī Jum’ah, the Grand Muftī, stated that Dār al- Iftā corrects 20-30 incorrect fatwás daily and responds to it in 8 different languages.
Controversial Fatwas Egypt is not only facing a period of political but also of religious polarization.  Many religious scholars issue Fatwas that have a political meaning and some of them are almost inciting fights and vandalism. Egyptians saw most of the Fatwas that provoked conflicts during the...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The idea of patronizing, not presiding over, the church is now an issue raised for debating as the patronization of the congregation of the Coptic Orthodox Church is totally different from the idea of having the clergymen presiding over the church. ['Awnī Barsūm, al-Ahrām, Aug. 5, p. 10] Read...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The idea of patronizing, not presiding over, the church is now an issue raised for debating as the patronization of the congregation of the Coptic Orthodox Church is totally different from the idea of having the clergymen presiding over the church. ['Awnī Barsūm, al-Ahrām, Aug. 5, p. 10] Read...
The conciliatory session, in which the president's advisor, a delegation from the Shūrá Council, the deputy shaykh of the Azhar and the governor of Giza took part, successfully calmed the tension in Dahshūr after clashes erupted there between two Muslim and Christian families. Mu'āz Muhammad Hasab...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
President Muhammad Mursī ordered the authorities concerned to secure the return of Coptic families who left their homes during last week's deplorable incidents of unrest in the impoverished Giza district of Dahshūr and firmly enforce the law in order to preserve peaceful coexistence. Presidential...
Dozens of Copts staged protests outside the Assiut Security Department after a Christian bride disappeared on her wedding night. The department had received a report on Thursday (Aug. 1) from Haddāth Kāmil, who lives in the village of 'Arab al-Qadādīh, Abnūb township, that his daughter Dīnā was...
Egypt is currently witnessing major developments like the new president’s performance, the lineup of the presidential team and the cabinet and disastrous lawlessness but this should not make Egyptians ignore the main battle, the writing of a new constitution. Egyptians have to be vigilant otherwise...
The 1938 Copts League called for abolishing the text about non-Muslims' recourse to their own laws in the new constitution and demanded approval to allow divorce and civil marriage as well as preventing the religious authorities from interfering in matters of marriage, divorce and freedom to change...

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