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A fierce campaign has been launched recently against anyone who dares to express controversial opinions or arguments regarding religion on the grounds that one must be an expert on religion to be entitled to express an opinion on the matter.
Talk show host ʿAmr Adīb said that he would arrange a debate between researcher Islām al-Buḥayrī, one of the founding members of the Arab Intellect Taqueen (Takwīn), and Islamic preacher ʿAbullah Rushdī, to discuss the ideas of the foundation that has recently been sparking controversy.
Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, said women’s taking of leading positions is permissible according to the sharīʿa, which does not consider gender but rather efficiency and professionalism in accomplishing work.
Former Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said his TV show Nūr al-Dīn (Light of Religion), arrived at the right time to save society and preserve mental well-being from decline.
Journalist Aḥmad al-Ṣāwī, Editor-in-Chief of the Ṣawt al-Azhar (Voice of al-Azhar) newspaper, republished statements by Grand Imām of  al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, addressing issues related to the construction of churches and communal unrest in certain villages.
Shaykh Khālid al-Jamāl, a preacher at the Ministry of Awqāf (religious endowments), praised the idea of the program Nūr al-Dīn (Light of Religion) by Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, the former grand muftī of Egypt, and said the senior scholar touched on several important topics.
Grand Imam on al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad el-Ṭayyīb, extended his congratulations to President ʿAbd el-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and to both the people within Egypt and in the Arab and Islamic world on the occasion of celebrating Laylat Al-Qadr.  
Grand Imām of al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, spoke about one of al-Asmāʾ al-Ḥusna (99 Fairest Attributes of God), which is al-Ḥalīm, or the Clement.
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Shahāwī, the chief of the Shāfʿī Sufi Order in Egypt, said that Ṣūfīsm, like any other branch of science, is guided by ten principles. He added that Ṣūfīsm concerns self-exploration and the pursuit of virtuous ethics, as well as the renunciation of bad manners.
Dr. Salāma Dāwūd, President of al-Azhar University, highlighted that we are now entering the final third of the fasting month of Ramaḍān, with March 30 marking the beginning of the odd nights of the last 10 days.

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