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About 1,574,000 Muslims (3% of the Italian population) are living in Italy, the majority of which of foreign origin. They constitute 29,2% of the migrant community and only 30% are European Muslims (from Albania, Moldavia, Kosovo), whereas 52,7% are from Africa (37,8% from North Africa).[1] 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...
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 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).
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.
Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām, the Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt, resolved the controversy over the travel of women to perform the ḥajj without a muḥarram. He stressed that the sharīʿa law in the Quran and Sunnah does not discriminate between men and women; “Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to...
Al-Azhar has been always at the fore, when it comes to confronting extremism and terrorism, and spreading the true religion. This article highlights the most important efforts of al-Azhar in the face of terrorism and extremism in the world.
Secretary General of al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād checked out al-Azhar’s wing at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair to follow-up activities provided by the wing, whether those related to academic publications, activities, or workshops.
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ clarified, in official fatwā No 5016, published on its official website, its ruling regarding the use of comics to make fun of people, in response to a question received, was answered by the Grand Mufti of the Republic Shawqī ʿAllām.


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