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According to Pope Tawāḍrūs, the first encounter between the “sacked president,” Muḥammad Mursī, and the current president, ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, differed greatly.
Al-Azhar Fatwa Global Center responded to a question on its Facebook page by issuing a fatwa stating that one sacrificial animal should not be slaughtered for both the Uḍḥīya and ʿAqīqa at the same time.  
A lawsuit against the Takwīn center’s board of trustees was launched by attorney and former president of al-Zamālik sports club Murtaḍā Manṣūr. On Sunday, June 9, the State Council’s Court of Administrative Justice decided to postpone the case.  
Posts on social media regarding Islamic rulings on drinking alcohol have spread during the past few hours, sparked by a bottle of beer that appeared in a photo during the conference of Takwīn foundation.
A fatwa secretary at the Dār al-Iftāʾ stated that slaughtering the udḥīya (sacrificial animals in Islam) in the streets is a cursed act, as said by the Prophet Muḥammad.  
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, stated that it is not in the authority of the ʿulemāʾ (scholars) to judge someone to be a kāfir (disbeliever). He added that such a ruling can only take place after meticulous verification and through the judiciary.
Writer and intellectual Yūsuf Zīdān announced that he has accepted an invitation to debate with Shaykh Osāma al-Azharī, a renowned scholar of al-Azhar and the president’s religious advisor.
Dr. Maḥmūd al-Hawwārī, Assistant Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said a new type of atheism has emerged recently, which he referred to as “vogue atheism,” because he believes that the sole aim of this group of atheists is to attract attention.  
Al-Azhar revealed that it has set up a center to confront atheism and irreligiousness. This was done after the formation of the Takwīn network that brought together a host of elite intellectuals to discuss religious and cultural issues, which has caused controversy on social media with some saying...
Writer Yūsuf Zīdān commented on the recent controversy surrounding the Takwīn Foundation, which launched its annual conference on Saturday (May 4).


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