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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...
The muftī of Jerusalem and Palestine, Shaykh Muḥammad Husayn, stressed the important role that religion plays in the lives of individuals and societies, warning against people becoming fixated on materialism without having any consideration for religion and human values.
An official of Dār al-Iftāʾ said that rigidness in religious texts regarding rules on transactions and contracts would compromise people’s rights regarding these matters.
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, requested participants of a conference held by Dār al-Iftāʾ to stand and observe a minute’s silence over the souls of the martyrs of the attack that targeted al-Ahlī Arab Baptist Hospital and the Palestinian martyrs in the Gaza Strip.
The Minister of Awqāf, Dr. Muḥammad Mokhtār Jumʿa, and the Grand Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, headed a delegation of ministry leaders that included the Head of the Religious Sector, Dr. Heshām ʿAbd el ʿAzīz, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Dr. Muḥammad...
The Grand Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, called for a minute of silence for the souls of the martyrs of the Baptist Hospital that was bombed earlier in the Gaza Strip, and for the souls of the martyrs of Palestine.  
On Wednesday (September 27), Muslims worldwide are celebrating the al-Mūlid al-Nabawī (the Prophet’s Birthday), which falls on the 12th of Rabīʿ al-Awal, 1445 according to the Muslim Hijrī calendar.
A fatwa (religious edict) secretary at Dār al-Iftā’, Shaykh Muḥammad Kamāl, said that fasting on the day of the mūlid (the Prophet Muḥammad’s Birthday) is permissible from the perspective of the Islamic sharīʿa.
Dr. Ibrāhīm Najm, an advisor to the Muftī of the Republic and the official spokesman of Dār al-Iftāʾ (Iftāʾ House), announced that Grand Muftī Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām obtained another one-year term in office.
Former Grand Muftī, Dr.ʿAlī Jumʿa, said defectors from Islam should never be killed and that their punishment must be left to God to decide on Judgement Day, asserting that Islam allows for freedom of thought.


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