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Al-Azhar deputy asks for parliamentary legislation to control Fatwas in Egypt
Egypt

Al-Azhar deputy asks for parliamentary legislation to control Fatwas in Egypt

With the rise of numerous unofficial Fatwas — rulings on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority…
Dar al-Ifta denies prohibiting prayers in drama
Egypt

Dar al-Ifta denies prohibiting prayers in drama

Dar al-Ifta denied a story published on some websites that said it issued a fatwa saying actors who pretend to…
Public Prosecution to summon Al-Azhar professor over NSF assassination fatwa
Egypt

Public Prosecution to summon Al-Azhar professor over NSF assassination fatwa

Prosecutor General Talaat Abdullah will likely summon Al-Azhar University Professor Mahmoud Shaaban over accusations that he attempted to incite the…
Rushdie says writers losing influence in West
Books

Rushdie says writers losing influence in West

Salman Rushdie believes literature has lost much of its influence in the West, and movie stars like George Clooney and…
Brotherhood asks Al-Azhar to issue fatwa on IMF loan
Egypt

Brotherhood asks Al-Azhar to issue fatwa on IMF loan

Abdel Khaleq al-Sherif, head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s advocacy and guidance department, has asked Al-Azhar, the Ministry of Endowments and…
MB rejects fatwas against 24 August protesters
Egypt

MB rejects fatwas against 24 August protesters

  The Muslim Brotherhood rejects fatwas that call for killing demonstrators participating in the planned 24 August protests, said MB…
Al-Azhar sheikh denies reports he advocated killing protesters
Egypt

Al-Azhar sheikh denies reports he advocated killing protesters

Hashem Islam, member of the Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee, on Thursday denied reports published Wednesday that claimed he called to fight…
Thursday’s papers: Al-Azhar cleric’s debatable fatwa
Egypt

Thursday’s papers: Al-Azhar cleric’s debatable fatwa

An Al-Azhar cleric’s religious edict condoning violence, which has embroiled the country in controversy, is among the most highlighted stories…
Dar al-Ifta: Islam prohibits handouts to influence voters
Egypt

Dar al-Ifta: Islam prohibits handouts to influence voters

Islam prohibits presidential candidates from securing votes through handouts of money, food, or anything else, according to a statement from…
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