Grand Mufti

President Sisi extends mandate of Shawky Allam as Grand Mufti of Egypt for 1 year

Sun, 13 Aug 2023 - 01:32 GMT

Allam is the 19th and current grand mufti of Egypt. He was elected by the Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars in February 2013, replacing former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa.

Court refers case of murderer of Alexandria priest to Grand Mufti for advisory on death sentence

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 08:33 GMT

Alexandria Criminal Court ruled Wednesday to refer the case in which the defendant Abdel Rahman el-Nahr accused of murdering Priest Arsanios Wadeed to the Grand Mufti for religious advisory on death sentence.

Egypt's Mufti: We are in dire need for civilized management of family disputes

Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 01:49 GMT

Allam said only wise families can contain disputes, noting that no one can be solely responsible for the escalation of marital disputes.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti denounces Israeli ban of Islamic Athan at Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 - 11:03 GMT

Allam called upon the international community to apply the international law to stop the occupation authorities from preventing religious rites in mosques and to immediately intervene to stop the Israeli attacks against Jerusalem and its sanctities.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti condemns Israeli aggression on graves of the Prophet's companions

Sat, 26 Dec 2020 - 02:23 GMT

The Grand Mufti warned against the ongoing Israeli plots to Judaize the Palestinian occupied city of Jerusalem, change its features, and obliterate its true identity.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti calls for preserving role of Arabic Language

Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 03:43 GMT

According to the United Nations data, the Arabic language is being spoken daily by more than 290 million people.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti: Belonging to Muslim Brotherhood group forbidden religiously

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 09:52 GMT

The Grand Mufti praised the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars (CSS)’ decision of labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group that does not represent the approach of Islam.

Egyptian Islamic institutions condemn ‘terrorist’ attack in France’s Nice

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 11:26 GMT

Egypt’s Al-Azhar and Grand Mufti have condemned the “terrorist” attack on Thursday’s at a church in the French city of Nice, killing three people, stressing that Islam has nothing to do with such attacks.

Mufti to MENA symposium: Funded, targeted media subversive weapon used by misleading groups 2 Cairo

Thu, 24 Sep 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Allam warned that such kind of media is meant to skew realities, foment sedition and rumors and smear the Egyptian state and its institutions which back President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

Egypt’ Grand Mufti: Converting Hagia Sophia into mosque impermissible in Islam

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 - 10:27 GMT

The cathedral was built in the era of Byzantine emperor Justinian I in the 6th century CE (532–537). In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror had changed it into a mosque, but in 1935 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk turned the mosque into a museum.

Egypt's Grand Mufti: COVID-19 praises political leadership's wisdom, Egyptians' awareness

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 - 11:30 GMT

he said the Egyptian people had managed to overcome many challenges and hardships.

Grand mufti heads to Vienna to attend conf. on promoting coexistence

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 - 09:36 GMT

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam headed on Tuesday to Vienna to participate in a conference on the role of religion, media, policies in confronting hatred and promoting coexistence.

Egypt's Mufti condemns Israel's opening of tunnel in Jerusalem

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 - 10:09 GMT

Allam condemned on Tuesday Israel's opening of the so-called "road of pilgrims" tunnel which runs from the town of Silwan in the occupied city of Jerusalem towards Al Aqsa Mosque.

Mufti urges citizens to take part in referendum on constitutional amendments

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 - 12:53 GMT

He said the support of the Armed Forces and police for war on terror is a religious duty as the terrorist groups seek to destabilize the security of the nation.

Islam urges good treatment of orphans, says mufti

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 - 11:57 GMT

The Islamic Sharia has always urged good treatment of orphans and pressed for fulfilling all their needs, Egypt's Mufti Dr Shawqi Allam said Wednesday.

Court sentences to death policeman for killing 2 Christians in Minya

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 02:38 GMT

A legal source said that Dar Al-Iftaa approved the death sentence against the defendant.

Death sentence for 'murderer' father in Mansoura referred to Mufti

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 02:41 GMT

Nazmi admitted, for the first time before the court, killing his two children; Rayan, 5, and Mohamed, 3.

Court seeks death sentence to doctor convicted of killing his family

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 - 08:51 GMT

A court in Kafr El-Sheikh referred a doctor convicted of killing his wife and three children to the Grand Mufti to decide whether he should be sentenced to death.

Infanticide: Court sentences to death children killers in Giza

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 - 08:44 GMT

Two women admitted planning with the other defendants to kidnap the victim in retaliation against his father.

Egypt renews rejection as Tunisia moves toward changing inheritance laws

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - 01:12 GMT

Islamic institutions reiterated rejection of inheriting men and women equally, while the Tunisian government has been pushing forward a bill that swims against religious tides.