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According to the Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the majority of radical fatwas were issued by individuals who were not affiliated with reputable major scholarly institutions or the religious establishment.
Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, received a high-level delegation from the Egyptian Episcopal/Anglican Church, led by Archbishop Sāmī Fawzī of Alexandria and Archbishop Dr. Munīr Ḥannā, the honorary head of the Episcopal Church and Director of the Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding...
The countdown has begun for the payment of Zakāt al-Fiṭr (alms for ʿĪd al-Fiṭr), which Muslims are required to pay prior to the Ramaḍān Bairam prayers at the end of the blessed month.
“Will non-Muslims enter heaven?” This question has ignited discussions on social media following remarks by Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, the former grand Muftī of Egypt and current chairman of the House of Representatives’ Religious Affairs Committee, during an episode of his TV program Nūr al-Dīn.
The activities of the Seventh International Conference on Fatwas under the name “Fatwa and Sustainable Development Goals,” organized by the Egyptian Dār Al-Iftā’ under the umbrella of the General Secretariat of Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, will launch tomorrow (Oct. 17th) in Cairo. The conference...
H.E. Shawqī ʿAllām, Mufti of Egypt, President of the General Secretariat for World Fatwa Authorities, extended his sincere thanks to President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī for sponsoring the Seventh International Fatwa Conference on the theme of Fatwa and Sustainable Development, which concluded last...
The past few months witnessed two noticeable attacks in the media on Imam Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar. Last February, al-Ṭayyib was harshly criticized after old statements of his were discussed again and interpreted to permit “wife beating”. On that day, Dār al-Iftāʾ tweeted, via its...
The British Government is hosting the international Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The conference will be held in London on July 5 and 6, and in which Egypt will participate.
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...

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