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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...
Dr. Ibrāhīm Negm, advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, discusses the 2023 agenda of the Dār al-Iftāʾ. 
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and Head of the General Secretariat for World Fatwa Authorities, encouraged all Muslims to self-review in the new year in order to avoid shortcomings and negatives of the past. He reassured that the increasing demand for fatwas today reflects the return...
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt and head of the General Secretariat for World Fatwa Authorities, emphasized the unique fabric of Egyptian society where Muslims live peacefully with their Christian brothers and rejected any attempt to prohibit Muslims from sharing joy with Christians on...
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt, confirmed that legal rulings from Dār al-Iftāʾ and other authorized religious bodies in Egypt are based on a moderate and scientific approach which is completely different from the random and superficial fatwas issued by some amateurs who pretend to be well-...
After Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn of the Salafi al-Nūr party issued a fatwa prohibiting the viewing of World Cup matches, the Dār al-Iftāʾ confirmed that watching the matches is religiously permissible and legitimate.
The Dār al-Iftāʾ confirms that prayers for the dead are religiously permissible and the question about whether prayers reach the deceased or not has no definite answer.
The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām, emphasized that the call for birth control does not conflict with the emphasis of Islamic law on reproduction. In addition, he warned of taking religious texts out of context to allow or prohibit something without taking broader considerations into...
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, Minister of Awqāf, congratulated Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ Yūsif Sulṭān, former head of the religious sector at the Ministry of Awqāf, on obtaining a PhD from the Faculty of Arts, Minūfiya University, for a thesis entitled, “Egypt’s Ministry of Awqāf Efforts in spreading...
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...

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