The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Two of Egypt's top Muslim religious authorities have backed the country's stance on Libya after President Sisi threatened to intervene in support of rogue general Khalifa Haftar.

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

Egypt lawmakers consider granting president power to select mufti

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt lawmakers consider granting president power to select mufti

A draft law submitted by MPs proposes that the president should have the final say on the selection of Egypt's highest-ranking Muslim official.

Egypt kills 14 suspected militants after Sinai Eid attack

The New Arab

Egypt kills 14 suspected militants after Sinai Eid attack

Egyptian security forces have killed 14 suspected militants during a raid carried out in the restive Sinai Peninsula in response to a deadly ...

Egypt condemns 'equal inheritance' as Tunisia forwards controversial law

The New Arab

Egypt condemns 'equal inheritance' as Tunisia forwards controversial law

Egypt top religious official has condemned equal inheritance between men and women after Tunisia moved to become the first Muslim country to ...

The New Arab

Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

Buying Facebook likes is a form of deception and sinful says Egypt's Grand Mufti.

The New Arab

Is Bitcoin halal? Islamic scholars wade into cryptocurrency debate

The validity of cryptocurrencies will be scrutinised by leading Islamic finance scholars during an annual Sharia conference in Bahrain this ...

The New Arab

Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

The cleric and his counsellor warn Egyptians against the booming cryptocurrency, citing its potential links to corruption and terrorism.

The New Arab & agencies

Former Egyptian Grand Mufti escapes assassination attempt in Cairo

Gunmen opened fire at former Egyptian mufti Ali Gomaa in a Cairo suburb on Friday, missing the pro-government cleric but wounding a bodyguard.

Sorrow and deja-vu: Mideast reacts to deadly Nice attack

The New Arab

Sorrow and deja-vu: Mideast reacts to deadly Nice attack

A roundup of reaction coming out of the Arab and Muslim world after a lorry ramming attack killed at least 84 people in southern France city of ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Protesters killed by police 'not martyrs' says Egypt's mufti

Egypt's highest official of religious law has said that protesters killed by police in illegal demonstrations are not "martyrs", as authorities ...

Egyptian Grand Mufti declares 'illegal immigration' haram

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian Grand Mufti declares 'illegal immigration' haram

As tens of thousands of Syrian refugees flee a devastating war, the Grand Mufti of Egypt has declared that all forms of illegal immigration are ...

Egyptian Grand Mufti caught plagiarizing Sayyid Qutb

The New Arab

Egyptian Grand Mufti caught plagiarizing Sayyid Qutb

The government-allied Grand Mufti of Egypt has been accused of plagiarizing Sayyid Qutb a prominent ideological leader of the Muslim ...

Most Popular

Most Popular