Shari’a

Al-Azhar says Sharia does not support recruiting females into military service
Egypt

Al-Azhar says Sharia does not support recruiting females into military service

The Al-Azhar Council of Senior Scholars has responded to calls to include females into military service, stressing that “the recruitment…
Sexual harassment not linked to victim’s clothing: Dar al-Iftaa
Egypt

Sexual harassment not linked to victim’s clothing: Dar al-Iftaa

Attributing sexual harassment to the clothes a victim is wearing is a delusional justification, according to Dar al-Iftaa, which attributed…
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa steps in debate over pig derivatives in COVID-19 vaccine
Egypt

Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa steps in debate over pig derivatives in COVID-19 vaccine

Khaled Emran, the Secretary General for Fatwa at Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa, the government’s principal Islamic legal institution for issuing fatwas…
Cairo University president says his speech on renewal of religious discourse cut off
Egypt

Cairo University president says his speech on renewal of religious discourse cut off

President of Cairo University Mohamed al-Khosht said recently in a statement on Facebook that part of his talk was cut…
Sudan army rulers, protesters plan more talks after no agreement
Middle East

Sudan army rulers, protesters plan more talks after no agreement

Sudan’s army rulers and protest leaders said more talks were planned for Monday on finalizing the makeup of a new…
Equating inheritance between sexes is forbidden: Grand Mufti
Society

Equating inheritance between sexes is forbidden: Grand Mufti

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam stressed that equating the inheritance between men and women is against Islamic Sharia (law), as…
Dar al-Iftaa stresses prohibition of harboring terrorists
Society

Dar al-Iftaa stresses prohibition of harboring terrorists

The animation unit at Dar al-Iftaa, the government’s principal Islamic legal institution for issuing fatwas (religious edicts), broadcast a new…
Malaysia nixes beer festival after Islamist protest
Society

Malaysia nixes beer festival after Islamist protest

Kuala Lumpur officials have withheld a permit for the annual Better Beer Festival, scheduled to be held in October. The…
Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of U.S. cities
World

Protesters rally against Islamic law in dozens of U.S. cities

Protesters held rallies across the United States on Saturday to denounce Sharia law, but critics believe anti-Muslim hatred is behind…
Mother’s Day celebration ‘haram’: Salafi preacher
Egypt

Mother’s Day celebration ‘haram’: Salafi preacher

"Celebrating Mother's Day is haram," said chairman of the Salafi Dawa, Yasser Borhamy, on the  group's official Facebook page Tuesday.…
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