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The Supreme Administrative Court delivered a final ruling that prohibits an ʾimām from delivering the sermon (Khuṭba) from the pulpits (al-Minbar) or delivering fatwās on social media, because of his extremism that goes against moderate teachings of Islam. 
The Supreme Administrative Court, headed by Counsellor Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Wahāb Khafāja, confirmed the ruling to ban non-specialists from issuing religious fatwas, and restricting pulpits from preaching without a license from al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest religious authority, or the Ministry of Awqāf.
On Saturday 24 July, the religious sector of the Ministry of Awqāf issued a strongly worded statement warning imams in all governorates not to allow unlicensed preachers to teach from mosque’s pulpits. Such an incidence would be punished with a salary deduction, bearing in mind that the penalty may...
With the rising influence of the Taliban [Ṭālibān] in Afghanistan, neighbouring Pakistan is seeking to confront violent extremism, not only militarily, but ideologically. Islamabad depends on the support of al-Azhar in Egypt, to enable Pakistani Imams, specifically military imams, to combat...
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.
Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the Religious Sector at the Religious Endowments Ministry, revealed the details of Endowments Minister Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa’s decision to make ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī a legal researcher instead of an imām, his former position.
Sources revealed that the Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] handed over the file of Shaykh Aḥmad Hammām, preacher at the Endowment Directorate in Alexandria, to administrative prosecution to investigate him for violations. He is reported to have supported the killing of those who insult the Prophet...
In this article, the author discusses French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent statements about Islam in relation to France’s treatment of its Muslim and immigrant population.  He writes the following:
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...
The Ministry of Endowments banned the preacher, ʿAbdullāh Rushdī, from the imamate following a controversial post on Facebook in relation to the well-known heart surgeon Majdī Yaʿqūb. In the post ʿAbdullāh Rushdī spoke of the corrupted faith of Christians. 

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