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MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt
Egypt

MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt

MP and journalist writer, Farida al-Shoubashy announced that she plans to submit a draft law for discussion in the parliament,…
Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling
Egypt

Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling

Al-Azhar International Center for e-Fatwa in Egypt warned against playing the “Conquer” due to it encouraging gambling. “The Islamic Sharia…
Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs
Egypt

Former culture minister supports removing religion from Egyptian national IDs

Former Culture Minister Gaber Asfour expressed his support for removing the religion field on Egypt’s national ID cards. Asfour stated…
Azhar says tattoos are permitted in two cases
Life & Style

Azhar says tattoos are permitted in two cases

The Fatwa Center of Al-Azhar, the top institution in the world of Sunni Islam, said that tattoos may be permissible…
Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity
Featured Opinion

Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif,  both the mosque and the university, are often seen as a distinguished part of contemporary Islamic history. The…
Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey
Opinion

Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey

As president of Al-Azhar University, I was honored to attend some of the meetings between Professor Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam…
Al-Azhar official criticizes portrayal of Kaaba in Fortnite game
Egypt

Al-Azhar official criticizes portrayal of Kaaba in Fortnite game

The Director of the Al-Azhar International Center for e-Fatwa Osama al-Hadidy criticized the Kaaba’s appearance in the multiplayer video-game Fortnite,…
Egyptian parliament submits draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’
Egypt

Egyptian parliament submits draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’

Over 60 members from the House of Representatives submitted a draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’ and ban the issuance of…
Renowned Salafi sheikh accused of marrying 20 girls, money laundering
Egypt

Renowned Salafi sheikh accused of marrying 20 girls, money laundering

Egyptian lawyer Hany Sameh has filed a claim with the Public Prosecutor’s office against the renowned Salafi preacher Mohamed Hussein Yaqoub,…
Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain
Egypt

Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism has condemned the raising of the rainbow flag representing the LGBT community by the…
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