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Eslam Othman is from a middle-class religious Muslim family in Alexandria. Prior to the removal of President Morsi in 2013 he was attracted to religious people with long beards, people associated to the Salafi movement. Eslam shows sympathy for the thoughts of leading Salafi thinker Dr. Muhammad...
Before the armed forces intervened to restore security and stability, journalist Khālid Dāwūd, a former spokesman for the Salvation Front (Jabhat alʾinqādh), an opposition bloc during the rule of the al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn (Muslim Brotherhood), claimed that the Ikhwān had made unforgivable mistakes...
A decision to set up a new college teaching the Ḥanbalī fiqh (jurisprudence) at the World Islamic Sciences & Education University (W.I.S.E) in Jordan has raised many questions. While some view it as a plan to empty the Ḥanbalī fiqh from its content and make a new Salafism that is more appealing...
The salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party said that it will be filing a lawsuit against the decision to ban the niqāb (face-covering veil) in Egyptian schools.
During a TV show, a heated debate occurred between Dr. Aḥmad Kirīma, a professor of comparative fiqh (jurisprudence) at al-Azhar University, and Shaykh Hānī al-Ṣālḥī, an Islamic preacher, after the Shaykh made statements that the Prophet Muḥammad was a salafī.
Director of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Nihād Abū al-Qumṣān said that Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib’s statements on women’s rights are like an ʿĪd al-Fiṭr gift to women.
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...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), which is under the authority of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented statistics about Christmas fatwas.
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...

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