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Egypt has a long history related to issues between Muslims and Christians. Apparently, this was the fundamental reason for creating that conference which is sponsored by the center of Arab-West Understanding in cooperation with a huge electronic English database about the religion’s role in the...
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. 
Dr. Muḥammad al-Ḍuwaynī, the Deputy of al-Azhar al-Sharif, said that the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ was successful in choosing the title of its conference, which revolves around the developments of fatwās in the digital age, and we are aware of the urgency of this issue in the meantime.
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib said that calls to hold Islamic jurisprudence heritage infallible and equating it to Islamic Law [al-Sharīʿa] leads to the stagnation of contemporary modern jurisprudence.  He added that this is a result of some people being bound – literally – to...
On December 20, 2020, Yūsuf al-Qaraḍāwī posted a tweet, blaming a lack of thinking on Muslims’ part for their current circumstances.  He quoted French Philosopher René Descartes’s saying “I think; therefore, I am,” but added that he fears that it will be said of Muslims: “You are not because you do...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
In the post-colonial Arab and Islamic states, the political mentality and culture were dominated by two models that originated from different mental and cultural sources and led to similar results, including the consolidation of the unilateral view, the curtailment of differences, and the quest for...
Dr. Bakr Zakī ʿAwaḍ, former Dean of the Cairo Faculty of Fundamentals of Islam and member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, confirmed that there is nothing in the Qurʾān that states that congratulating Christians or building churches is ḥarām. “Whoever can find a clear text forbidding this...

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