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The Public Prosecutor ordered an investigation into journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā, following his controversial statements in which he criticized the Miʿrāj of the Prophet (PBUH) during the journey of the ʾIsrāʾ and Miʿrāj (the Prophet’s night journey and ascent to the heavens).
His Eminence Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt and head of the General Secretariat of Fatwa Authorities Worldwide received a high-level parliamentary delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan, led by Dr. Maulen Ashimbayev, Chair of the Senate of Kazakhstan. The meeting was held to discuss...
The Sixth International Conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwā Authorities Worldwide, organized by the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ, under the auspices of President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, unveiled the operational plan of “Salām Center for Extremism Studies”.
In an attempt to improve the management of the global fatwa institutions and support their digital transformation, the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ is holding its yearly conference titled “Fatwa Authorities in the Digital Age…Development Challenges and Means of Cooperation” on the 2nd and 3rd of August. ...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
On Saturday, al-Azhar issued a fatwa declaring it unlawful to insult the victims of Coronavirus, explaining that those who died from the disease are considered martyrs. al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center said that being infected with the virus is not a sin or a crime. 
Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah confirmed, in a post on its Facebook page, that the reward for a Muslim’s prayer at home for an excuse is the same as the reward for his prayer in the mosque; Prophet (SAW) said: “When a servant of Allah is accustomed to do a good work, then becomes ill or goes on journey,...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), affiliated with Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented the top 10 statistics and results on the provisions of celebrating Mother’s Day, by monitoring approximately (2000) fatwas for that occasion issued by...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ published a fatwa on its official Facebook page saying: "Female genital cutting is ḥarām and is a [form of] violence against women #no_to_female_genital_cutting."
In this editorial, the author analyzes the political role al-Azhar has played in the years following the 2011 revolution and how it tried to resolve the political and social crises at the time.  The author then compares the work that al-Azhar did to that of the Muslim Brotherhood and its inability...

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