Islam

The Hajj is back and Saudi Arabia is hoping to cash in
Middle East

The Hajj is back and Saudi Arabia is hoping to cash in

Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) – Oil has added trillions of dollars to Saudi Arabia’s coffers over the decades, but it’s…
Al Azhar grand imam calls for guaranteeing respect for Muslims’ sanctities
Middle East

Al Azhar grand imam calls for guaranteeing respect for Muslims’ sanctities

CAIRO, June 18 (MENA) – Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb called for considering the adequacy and efficacy of legislation…
Dar Al Iftaa publishes list of inadvisable actions while fasting
Life & Style

Dar Al Iftaa publishes list of inadvisable actions while fasting

The Egyptian Dar Al Iftaa published a list of inadvisable actions to take while fasting in Islam, but explained that…
Women are the basis of establishing civilized societies: Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh
Society

Women are the basis of establishing civilized societies: Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh

The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, the top religious institution in Sunni Islam, Ahmed al-Tayyeb said on Tuesday during  International Women’s…
Egyptian church steps into row over controversial priest’s remarks
Egypt

Egyptian church steps into row over controversial priest’s remarks

The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church stepped into row over remarks by controversial priest Zakaria Botros. The church on Saturday issued…
MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt
Egypt

MP to introduce bill banning niqab in Egypt

MP and journalist writer, Farida al-Shoubashy announced that she plans to submit a draft law for discussion in the parliament,…
Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup
Middle East

Abu Dhabi to allow non-Muslim civil marriage under family law shakeup

DUBAI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Non-Muslims will be allowed to marry, divorce and get joint child custody under civil law…
For Afghan Hazaras, where to pray can be life and death choice
Middle East

For Afghan Hazaras, where to pray can be life and death choice

KABUL, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Each time Hussain Rahimi leaves his Kabul home for the mosque to pray, he recites…
Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling
Egypt

Al-Azhar fatwa center warns against ’Conquer’ game due to gambling

Al-Azhar International Center for e-Fatwa in Egypt warned against playing the “Conquer” due to it encouraging gambling. “The Islamic Sharia…
Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism
Middle East

Turkey’s Diyanet religious body threatens secularism

Ali Erbas heads Diyanet, Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs. He is known for his deeply conservative interpretation of Islam, which many Turks…
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