In Egypt, ‘3000 extremist fatwas’ incite destruction of churches

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Egypt's official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts has found 3,000 fatwas (religious edicts) issued by extremists that incite the destruction of churches in the country, Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawki Allam, said on Friday.Dr. Allam rejected the existence of these fatwas, saying: “human diversity is inevitable and divine … the oppression of religions is rejected by law because human relations are a divine formula to achieve coexistence and renounce ...

Progressive Saudi cleric views may anger some, but are hailed by many

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sheikh Saleh Al-Maghamsi said he had been referring to music, not singing, prompting many on social media to be angered

Malaysian fatwa: Women MUST have sex with husbands, even on a camel

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A recent Malaysian fatwa claims (religious edict) that women are obligated to meet their husband’s sexual demands, even if they are on a camel, has left many Muslims in Malaysia and around world infuriated as they saw such calls to be encouraging rape. The controversial fatwa is attributed to Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria as reported by Malay Mail Online in the context that once married and the dowry is paid, Muslim women, “can’t refuse unless when she’s [on her] ...

Turkish ‘tattoo fatwa’ urges inked Muslims to repent

Friday, 9 January 2015

Erdoğan reportedly rebuked a young footballer over his tattoos last year

The Arab world drowns in hate, and it’s now a norm

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

What is dangerous are those addicted to tampering with people's fates in the name of religion, patriotism or both

Bakir Oweida

UNICEF to vaccinate 10 mln against polio

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A campaign to reach children across the Middle East will begin this month in efforts to eradicate the uncurable disease

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