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Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
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...
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...
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharīf, Prof. Dr. Aḥmad al- Ṭayyib said that Islam came to liberate humanity from uncivilized practices that burdened humanity for centuries. God forbade all forms of slavery and instituted laws that protect human dignity and promote equality amongst all...
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at al-Azhar University, said that gloating over the death of a person, regardless of their beliefs and opinions, is prohibited according to the Islamic Law [Sharia].
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...

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