Grand Mufti

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.

Granting women, men equal inheritance rights violates Islamic Sharia: Egypt's mufti

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 - 08:55 GMT

Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam stressed on Monday that granting women and men equal inheritance rights violates Islamic Sharia.

Defendant in Tanta terrorist cell case referred to Mufti

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 12:03 GMT

The court scheduled announcing the verdict against the defendant who allegedly formed the terrorist cell for November 17.

Minimum Zakat to be paid LE 13: Grand Mufti

Fri, 18 May 2018 - 03:14 GMT

Allam explained that LE 13 is equivalent to two and a half kilograms of grain per individual, according to the lowest costing grain, which is wheat.

Grand Mufti condemns Israeli’s brutality at Land Day’s protests

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 - 07:51 GMT

Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawky Allam condemned the Israeli occupation forces’ usage of brutal force to oppress Palestine’s Land Day demonstrations.

Ideas spread on social media need to be screened: Mufti

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - 11:55 GMT

Parents should follow-up their children while surfing social media to protect them from false ideas, said the Mufti

Cyberattack targeting cryptocurrency supports Egypt’s Bitcoin ban

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 10:51 GMT

The recent cyberattack on Coincheck Inc., which led to the loss of cryptocurrency worth $530 million, supports Egypt’s ban against Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Cyberattack targeting cryptocurrency supports Egypt’s Bitcoin ban

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 04:02 GMT

The recent cyberattack on Coincheck Inc., which led to the loss of cryptocurrency worth $530 million, supports Egypt’s ban against Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin leads to fraud in its banks, value: Grand Mufti

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 - 06:36 GMT

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam confirmed that it is not permissible to trade, purchase or sell “Bitcoin” currency as it may lead to fraud, or falsifying its value.

8 MB members referred to Mufti for killing Wael Tahoun

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 - 02:15 GMT

The Military Court referred on Sunday eight Muslim Brotherhood defendants to the Grand Mufti.

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