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Controlling unruly fatwas

Sunday, 01 July 2018

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

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Saudi cleric al-Ghamdi: Abaya is not mandatory as per Islam’s teachings

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Sheikh Ahmed al-Ghamdi, former head of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of ......

The stubborn jurist and the fate of extremists

Monday, 26 March 2018

Mansour Alnogaidan is executive director of Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research in Dubai. His twitter handle is @M_alnogaidan.

 

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How the rapid pace of life calls for renewed change

Thursday, 08 February 2018

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.

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Book says Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombings

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding ......

How Egypt’s Al-Azhar aims to crack down on unauthorized ‘TV fatwas’

Sunday, 17 December 2017

In a press conference held at the Egyptian Supreme Council for Media Regulation, a list of the names ......

Houthi cleric says internet is ‘haram’, prompting crackdown on Wi-Fi routers

Monday, 25 September 2017

Mufti of the Houthi militia in Yemen, Shams al-Deen Sharad al-Deen, has issued a fatwa (religious ......

Egyptian preacher who issued ‘sex with dead wives’ fatwa banned from TV

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation issued a decision to ban preacher Dr. Sabri Abdel ......

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

Saturday, 01 April 2017

Egypt's official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts has found 3,000 fatwas (religious ......

Saudi imam refuses to issue fatwa allowing man to marry his wife to friend

Sunday, 26 February 2017

A Syrian national who lives in Saudi Arabia with a visitor status contacted Saleh al-Humaid, the ......

Office of the Two Holy Mosques responds to ISIS’ fatwa on Jihad

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, published a video clip on Tuesday responding ......

Pokemon, fatwas and terrorism

Monday, 18 July 2016

Abdullah Hamidaddin is a writer and commentator on religion, Middle Eastern societies and politics with a focus on Saudi Arabia and Yemen. He is currently a PhD candidate in King’s College London. He can be followed on Twitter: @amiq1

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

Thursday, 02 June 2016

A Saudi cleric has become the latest among progressive sheikhs to prompt anger in the kingdom, after ......

Dubai's Islamic authorities issue fatwa against WiFi theft

Monday, 11 April 2016

Dubai’s top religious authorities say that stealing WiFi from your neighbour would not be ......

Indian Muslims clerics condemn ISIS, calling it ‘un-Islamic’

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

More than 1,000 Muslim clerics in India have ratified a religious ruling that condemns the Islamic ......

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