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Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, requested listing al- Jazīrah as a terrorist sponsoring organization. He added that this is due to the support it gives to terrorist groups by spreading a discourse inciting violence in Egypt.   The Urgent Affairs Court postponed its ruling on a...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that a protocol was signed with the Salafi leaders including the Jam’iah al – Shari’iah and Ansār al- Sunnah al Muhammadiyah. The agreement was that a supervisor from the ministry would be appointed in the mosques’ boards in order to...
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the success of the International Conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs has assured that Egypt is the country of security and peace. He added that it has showed that Egypt has regained its power and leadership, and that...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
The Supreme Islamic Council, headed by Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, is convening tomorrow its 23th general conference.  The Secretariat general of the Council Dr. Ahmad ‘Agībah stated that the Council did not send invitations to Qatar or Turkey due to their hostile policies towards...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments and Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, stated that the purpose of convening a conference scheduled for Tuesday March 25 is to discuss the dangers of calling for terrorism and declaring apostasy (takfīr). The dangers relate to international relations and...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, has approved sending 14 new imams abroad to spread moderate Islam. Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah stated that these imams represent the Ministry of Endowments in all continents in order to spread moderate Islam (Nāddir Abu al- Futūh, al- Ahrām, March 20). Read...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Mukhtār Jum‘a said in his sermon that there were two great meanings for Ramadan, the first divine, as people...
Mustafá ‘Izat Hamdīn, the imam of ‘Amr Ibn al-‘As Mosque, was referred for questioning by the representative of the Ministry of Endowments in Cairo, Jabir Tayi’. The imam is being investigated for having left work and allowed someone else to take his place, without prior agreement from the Ministry...
 Nādir Bakkār, assistant chairman of the Nūr Party, has claimed that the Minister of Religious Endowments, Muhammad Mukhtār Jum‘a, is acting against the interests of President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī. He criticized his measures, stating that ordinary citizens were wondering why mosques were closed...
In celebration of ‘Id al-fitr,  the Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gom’ah issued a decision yesterday to spend two million Egyptian LE to help poor people registered in national and local authorities. Dr. Gom’ah also assigned Dr. Jūdah Basyūnī, former instructor at the College of...
Despite the Ministry of Endowments’ perseverance in regaining control over the country’s religious podiums, reinstating its independent laws regarding the right to preach in mosques, and its long fight with the Salafī organization regarding this matter, the Ministry has agreed to grant ten Salafī...
The Azhar, Dār al-Iftā’ and the Ministry of Endowments demanded punishment for those responsible for the death of several members of the security forces in the town of al-Farāfara in the governorate ‘NewValley’.
After his reappointment as Minister of Religious Endowments, Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah stated that he is planning to regulate the Egyptian religious discourse more tightly in order to purge it from extremist elements. Furthermore, he wants to improve the investments of the endowment funds in...
In a meeting last night with the Minister of Endowments Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, the religious sector of the Ministry decided that preaching licenses would not be issued directly through local departments. 
Sheikh Ahmad Turk, head of research and advocacy at the Ministry of Endowments has released information regarding meetings conducted between members of the Salafī organization and the Minister of Endowments, Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah.
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, refuted all allegations posed against his ministry regarding its cooperation with the state of Israel. Dr. Jum’ah referred to these allegations as lies intended to damage the ministry’s image. 
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
Several Islamic scholars have condemned the recent terrorist attack in Tābā and called for the perpetrators to be punished. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Religious Endowments, condemned the brutal terrorist attack on the tourist bus in Tābā. He called for tougher sentences for terrorists...
The decisions taken by the Minister of Endowment Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah is controversial. They include prohibiting non- Azharites from giving sermons in mosques as well as imposing a fine on mosques that hang the banner of “have you prayed for the prophet today.”

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