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Former Grand Muftī of Egypt, ʿAlī Jumʿa, stirred up controversy during an episode of his Ramaḍān program ‘Nūr el-Dīn’ that is aired on Egyptian satellite channels.
Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn al-Hilālī, a renowned professor of comparative fiqh (jurisprudence) at al-Azhar University, emphasized the need for a religious discourse that fosters unity and avoids divisive tendencies, adding that fatwās represent the convictions of those issuing them, and are therefore not...
Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, expounded on five important fatwās (religious edicts) during his weekly appearance on the show Naẓra (Vision) on the Ṣadā al-Balad TV station with talk show host, Ḥamdī Rizq.
Under the auspices of Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, al-Azhar is taking part in the 55th edition of the CIBF for the eighth year running with a special pavilion in the event that continues for two weeks from January 24 to February 6 at Egypt's International Exhibitions Center (EIEC) in the 5th Settlement.
As controversy renewed with the beginning of a new Gregorian calendar year, al-Azhar and Dār al-Iftāʾ issued fatwās related to the greeting of non-Muslims over their holidays. Some pages re-published a video for Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, urging Muslims to congratulate non-Muslims...
Religious institutions in Egypt rejected “seasonal unofficial fatwās” prohibiting congratulating Christians for Christmas, adding that whoever promotes these opinions is considered to be a hardliner who has nothing to do with Islam. Al-Azhar said in a statement that people who deem congratulating...
The muftī of Jerusalem and Palestine, Shaykh Muḥammad Husayn, stressed the important role that religion plays in the lives of individuals and societies, warning against people becoming fixated on materialism without having any consideration for religion and human values.
An official of Dār al-Iftāʾ said that rigidness in religious texts regarding rules on transactions and contracts would compromise people’s rights regarding these matters.
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, requested participants of a conference held by Dār al-Iftāʾ to stand and observe a minute’s silence over the souls of the martyrs of the attack that targeted al-Ahlī Arab Baptist Hospital and the Palestinian martyrs in the Gaza Strip.
Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that it has finalized preparations for its eighth international conference on ‘Fatwā and the Challenges of the Third Millennium,’ to be held from October 18-19 in Cairo.  


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