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The call by shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, to revive "the right of toil and pursuit" fatwa to preserve the rights of working women has sparked wide reactions, from women's rights organizations in Egypt. These organizations have called for the housewife, who has worked to develop her husband's...
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ clarified, in official fatwā No 5016, published on its official website, its ruling regarding the use of comics to make fun of people, in response to a question received, was answered by the Grand Mufti of the Republic Shawqī ʿAllām.
Al-Ḥurra recently aired an episode of its program “Debatable” that discussed the Bahāʾī religion.  In it, host Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā asked the question, “how do Bahāʾīs having houses of worship harm you as a Muslim or Christian?”
Today, the United States recognized the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks.  However, al-Azhar condemned the vicious crimes against the Armenians a hundred years ago in a fatwa, showcasing the moral role and social responsibility that al-Azhar had at the time. 
Considerable debate has arisen regarding the application ‘My Heritage’ which has recently gained popularity throughout social media sites. Through the app, users can move the face and features of a photo image, and many have been using it to animate photos of their deceased relatives to make them...
“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
Amid the inauguration of several development projects in Alexandria, the statements of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī about the demolition of illegally built mosques came to discuss the religious ruling on building mosques on farmland and usurped land. 
Coptic pages on social media have been circulating the opinion of Bishop Raphael [Rāfāʾīl], bishop of the churches of downtown Cairo, on the suicide and sexual orientation of Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]. 
The young preacher, ‘Abdullāh Rushdī, did not expect that his muscles and his interest in his physical build would be a reason to put him under investigation by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and his exclusion from public speaking, preaching and giving religious lessons in mosques...
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...

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