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The Azhar’s statement, issued in response to Bishop Bīshūy’s offensive comments on Islam, received mixed reactions from leading Islamic figures. While some thought it was fair, others thought it should have adopted a more positive stance. Dr. Tāriq al-Bishrī even went so far as to request that the...
This report provides an overview of different human rights organizations in Egypt and th
The Azhar is experiencing a controversy between scholars who call for the purification of fiqh heritage and those who believe fiqh already contains rules of extended applications and that no scholar now is able to understand such rules.
Dr. Zaynab Radwān, the deputy speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly created heated debates in Egypt when she stated that a woman’s testimony in court is equal to that of man and that the non-Muslim wife of a Muslim husband should enjoy the same rights to inherit from her husband. The...
The chaos of fatwás being issued against those accused of takfīr has risen again. The following article discusses the impact that these fatwás have on the image of Islam, and on social cohesion.
In the article, Azhar scholars have confirmed a Fatwá of Shaykh Farahāt al-Munajjī that a Muslim man is prohibited to get married to a Jewish woman.
Muḥammad Nūr gauges the opinions of Muslim scholars on the decision of the Azhar to dismiss Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Aṭiyyah for releasing a Fatwá demanding that female workers breastfeed their male colleagues.
The article sheds light on ‘Urfī marriages and the necessity of the Azhar institutions to interfere to deliver Fatwás showing the right path to the confused youths and to prevent the spread of corruption in the society.
The increasing phenomenon of Fatwás being issued by “satellite Shaykhs” is discussed. The author questions who has the authority to control these Fatwás, and why they issue is not being focused on.
The author of the article, Nafīsah ‘Abd al-Fattāh, lashes out at Farūq Husnī, the Egyptian minister of culture, over his anti- Ḥijāb statements in which he described the Ḥijāb as a regressive trend in Egypt.

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