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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. Su’ād Nassār, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), presented in the International Conference of the Islamic Scholars Council the possibility of having female muftis. The conference was entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
The 23rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National Interests and International Relations” came to a close.  Participants from 41 Arab and Islamic countries agreed in the  final...
Dr. Mahmūd Abū al-Nasr, Minister of Education, has visited the Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School in Heliopolis, Cairo, after the school has received terrorist threats. The minister has visited the school to reassure the students and parents (Nivīn Shihātah, al- Ahrām, March 27). Read original...
It’s been five years since the June 30 Revolution aborted once and forever the Muslim Brotherhood Group’s dream of taking over Egypt. Nevertheless, the Muslim Brotherhood group and its followers still maintain its war against the Egyptian people imagining it possible to return to power.
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...
The Da’wah al- Salafiah has launched a campaign entitled “Dangers Challenging Egyptian Society” to face calls of excommunication, explosions, atheism and corruption.  Shaykh Sharif al- Hawāry, member of the Da’wa Salafiah board and officer in charge of the Da’wah in the governorates, stated that it...
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...
  The Annual Conference for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is to be held on Tuesday March 25. It is organized by the Ministry of Endowments under the auspices of President Adly Mansūr. The annual conference has not been held for three years due to the political events that Egypt has faced...
  Dr. Abāss Shūman, deputy of the Azhar,  denied claims in international media that the Azhar and the Vatican have signed an agreement to combat slavery. Shūman stated that Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, the representative of the Azhar in the conference that was held at the Vatican to discuss the prospects of...
  The media monitor of Dār al- Iftā’ has alerted in a recent report to the danger of those shaykhs who are not qualified scientifically and issue extremist fatwás. It stated that they do not realize the danger of their fatwás which may lead to the destruction of societies. The report assured that...
The KAICIID (King ‘Abd Allāh bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) in Vienna has decided to communicate with the media and deepen its role in promoting a culture of tolerance and mutual understanding between different religions. Secretary-General of...
Mazhar Shāhīn, imām of the Umar Makram mosque at Tahrir square, who preached that it is possible for a man to divorce his wife if she is a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer explained that this divorce is to take place if she used violence and not for differences in opinion (Muhammad Abd al- Lattīf, al...
Dr. Abbāss Shūman, deputy of the Azhar and member of the Supreme Scholars Council stated that if a scholar joins a political party this does not mean that the Azhar endorses this party. However, individuals are free to take part on the condition that they do not threaten the stability of Egypt and...
Al- Azhar Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib stated that it is not permissible to compare political leaders to prophets. It is not appropriate to involve their names in any political controversy (Author not mentioned, al- Ahrām, Feb. 10). Read original text in Arabic.   
Churches around the world are dedicating a week for prayers for peace. This week is set from February  8 to 14. In Egypt, each day prayers will be held in a different church belonging to one of the three denominations, Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant (Shadiyah Yūsuf, al- Ahrām, Feb. 8) Read...
The sufī tarīqah sheikhs announced their rejection of an EU  that they believe to be an intervention in Egyptian internal affairs.  The EU statement denounced “the absence of a fully inclusive process, the lack of attempts to overcome the polarization of society and reducing political space for...
Political factions rejected new initiatives calling for reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood including the initiatives of the [Muslim Brotherhood led] National Coalition in Support for Legitimacy and the last initiative of Cairo University Professor Hassan Nafaa [a liberal]. Dr. Wahīd Abd al...
The author opens his article with some lines that he published 11 years ago in Al-Ahrām Newspaper. These lines tell the story of two children, Bīshūy and Aḥmad, living in Shubrā al-Mazallāt. Bīshūy does not hesitate in extending his hand to Aḥmad to save him from drowning in the Nile River....

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