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.
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.
Allam said only wise families can contain disputes, noting that no one can be solely responsible for the escalation of marital disputes.
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.
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.
According to the United Nations data, the Arabic language is being spoken daily by more than 290 million people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
he said the Egyptian people had managed to overcome many challenges and hardships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A legal source said that Dar Al-Iftaa approved the death sentence against the defendant.
Nazmi admitted, for the first time before the court, killing his two children; Rayan, 5, and Mohamed, 3.
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.
Two women admitted planning with the other defendants to kidnap the victim in retaliation against his father.
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.