Egypt’s Grand Mufti: Joining Muslim Brotherhood ‘religiously forbidden’

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 - 11:42 GMT

Egypt has designated the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist group since late 2013 after former President Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

Egypt’s General Attorney launches investigation into COVID-19 patient’s burial

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 - 06:45 GMT

The General Attorney ordered Saturday to launch an investigation on the incident of citizens in Dakahlia governorate.

Al-Azhar prepares women scholars to issue fatwas

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 - 03:16 GMT

Al-Azhar Islamic Research Center (AIRC) has held a workshop for female scholars on "fatwas" related to women in a rare official move.

Iraq witnesses highest number of terror attacks in week: Dar al-Ifta

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 - 09:26 GMT

Fatwa monitoring observatory stated Monday that Iraq topped the countries that witnessed the largest number of terror attacks during the third week of February.

Ben Ali to participate for 1st time as an actress in CIFF

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 01:39 GMT

Renowned Tunisian singer Ghalia Ben Ali will participate for the first time as an actress in Cairo International Film Festival with her Tunisian movie "Fatwa".

Global Fatwa Index: Women fatwas make up 12% of all fatwas

Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 10:02 GMT

Global Fatwa Index: Women fatwas make up 12% of all fatwas

Grand Mufti: Egypt to launch 1st Global Fatwa Index

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 - 09:24 GMT

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawki Allam launched on Thursday, Oct. 18 the first Global Fatwa Index which shows the status of fatwa in each geographical region.

4K divorce questions sent to Dar al-Iftaa every month

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - 11:08 GMT

At least 4,200 questions exclusive to divorce are sent to Dar al-Iftaa every month, a figure that corresponds to an increasing rate of spousal separation in the country.

4th int'l conf. on fatwa renewal starts with participation of 73 countries

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - 09:20 GMT

The activities of the 4th international conference organized by the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide on fatwa renewal was inaugurated on Tuesday.

Does Al-Azhar’s rejection to ban ‘oral divorce’ damage families?

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 01:00 GMT

In Islam, saying “Anti Taleq” is enough for a wife to get divorced if the husband is notthreatened or compelled to say so.

115 persons killed in 21 terrorist acts in July: Observatory

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 11:47 GMT

“Al-Qaeda committed terrorist acts in Somalia, Yemen, Mali and Algeria,” the statement read.

Some Arab countries ban Kiki dance challenge

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 11:00 GMT

“In My Feelings” requires the performer to get out of the car and to perform certain moves beside the car while it is moving slowly, and while someone else is filming.

Ministry of Endowment right to fatwa approved by Parliament

Sat, 07 Jul 2018 - 09:46 GMT

Following several meetings and a lot of consultations between the two parties, the Parliament’s Religious Committee approved the new fatwa law.

Al-Azhar forms unit to combat increasing divorce rate

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 - 05:09 GMT

Al-Azhar International Center for Electronic Fatwa formed a “Reunification” entity to combat the increasing divorce rate among Egyptian families.

Muslims obliged to check on their non-Muslim neighbors

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 - 08:28 GMT

It is mandatory for Muslims to check on their non-Muslim neighbors and take care of them, Al Azhar Fatwa Global Center stressed on Sunday.

Media council responsible for religious content on media shows

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 - 08:34 GMT

Chairman of SCMR said that the council is responsible for the values, ethics, and professionality of content broadcasting on media shows, including religious iftaa.

Second day of International Conference for Fatwa kicks off

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 - 10:08 GMT

The second day of the International Conference for Fatwa kicked off early on Wednesday.

Wrap up: First day of the International Conference for Fatwa in Egypt

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 05:37 GMT

The International Conference for Fatwa was launched on Tuesday under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a part of his call for renewing religious discourses.

PM stresses necessity of regulating fatwas to maintain stability

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:51 GMT

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Tuesday cautioned against fatwas issued by unqualified and unprofessional people leading to confusion in the society.

Legislations required to control Fatwa, GAIAE chairman in UAE

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 11:40 GMT

“Legislations must be enacted to control fatwas, especially on TV and internet websites,” chairman of General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) in the UAE said.