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‘Ulā Muṣṭafá ‘Āmir writes about the statement issued by the Islamic Research Academy about al-Jamā‘ah al-Ahmadīyah.
The controversial fatwa of the muftī of the republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, concerning the prohibition of full-figure statues has turned Egyptian newspapers into a field of debate, where Islamic thinkers voice their views on the issue.
Dr. Hasan Muhammad Wajīh writes about two visits by Prince Charles to Egypt. Prince Charles’ visit to the Azhar in 1995 mainly focused on improving intercultural interaction between Islam and the West. His visit in 2006, however, was marked by a ceremony during which he received an honorary...
The Committee of Doctrine and Philosophy at the Islamic Research Institute started discussing research carried out by some scholars on the beliefs of the Qutb. There is a fear that the Azhar will change its stance towards the Qutbs, who are considered kufar [unbelievers].
The article presents views of religious scholars on the fatwa of murder of mercy that allows stopping the use of medical equipments in cases of brain death (clinical death).
Shaykh Muhammad Sayyīd Tantāwī, the Grand Imām of the Azhar, has taken a number of perplexing decisions, supporting the French government in its war on the hijāb [Muslim female headscarf], and allowing the Israeli Rabbi Lau to enter the great religious institution the Azhar. When will the imām get...
Nothing competes with the fatwa-issuing business in Egypt. Television, newspapers and the internet are stuffed with fame-craving shaykhs wrestling with differences in opinion about religious issues.
A law to ban female circumcision is posed for discussion and the ‘Ulamā’ seem to differ in their views on the issue.
Lecture about the need for understanding between Muslims and Christians. Presented in AWR as background to the lecture in Cairo, July 2004.
Watani International met with the Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Ali Goma’a, during his visit to London in which he headed a delegation comprising Dr. Muhammad Abu Lila, Dr. Gaffar Abdel Salam and Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar. The objective of the visit, as the Grand Mufti stated during a seminar held...

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