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Dar al Ifta Publications 
 
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Foundation of Dar al-Ifta al Masrriyah:

Dar al-Ifta al Misriyyah is considered among the pioneering foundations for fatwa [En. Religious verdicts] in the Islamic world. It was established in 1895 by the high command of Khedive Abbas Hilmi, and affiliated to the ministry of Justice on 21st November, 1895 by decree no. 10.
 
Status of Dar al-Ifta:

Since it was first established, Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah has been the premier institute to represent Islam and the international flagship for Islamic legal research. It fulfills its historic and civil role by keeping contemporary Muslim in touch with religious principles, clarifying the right way, removing doubts concerning religious and worldly life, and revealing religious laws for new issues of contemporary life.

Dar al-Ifta al Misriyyah is among the pillars of the religious foundations in Egypt which include Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Al-Azhar University, Ministry of Religious Endowments, and Dar al-Ifta al-Misryyah.It plays a significant role in giving rulings to the masses and consultation for the judiciary in Egypt.
 
Dar al-Ifta al Misryyah started as one of the divisions of the Egyptian Ministry of Justice. In view of its consultancy role, capital punishment sentences among others are referred to the Dar al-Ifta al-Misryyah seeking the opinion of the Grand Mufti concerning these punishments. The role of Dar al-Ifta does not stop at this point; it is not limited by domestic boundaries but extends beyond Egypt covering the entire Islamic world. 

This leading role is best expressed by its records of fatawa from its inception until the present day. Dar al-Ifta receives inquires from all over the Islamic world, as well as foreign students of Islamic law for training.This leadership developed from Dar al-Ifta's role as scholarly reference and for adopting a moderate methodology in understanding rulings derived from the inherited Fiqh (Eng. Jurisprudence) creating a consistency between Islamic law and the needs of the society.
 
In keeping pace with the huge developments in the field of communications, Dar al-Ifta undertakes huge tasks imposed by the qualitative transition brought about by the new era of means of communications and transportations.
 
The Mission of Dar-al-Ifta al-Misryyah.

 1- Receiving questions and answering them in different languages:

- Verbal Answers: This service requires the personal attendance of the inquirer to Dar al-Ifta. The inquirer is invited to sit with one of the members of the fatwa council in his office who will register the inquirer's data and his question and then answer the question itself. Afterwards, he enters the question and its answer into a database for future reference.

- Written Answers: Written answers can be obtained either by submitting a question in person or by sending a question by ordinary mail. 

- Submitting a question in person: The inquirer submits a request at Dar al-Ifta and any other necessary additional information. The question is then sent to the Fatwa council. The inquirer is given a date to receive the fatwa he requested after it is answered.

- Sending the question by mail: The inquirer sends his question by ordinary, registered or express mail at the following address: Cairo- Darrasat- Hadiqat al-Khalideen- P.O.Box 11675.
The question is then presented to one of the members of the Fatwa council. After it is answered, the answer is sent to the address provided by the inquirer. 

- Sending the question by fax: Questions are sent to a fax number 25926143.
The question is then presented to one of the members of the fatwa council after which the answer is sent to the inquirer via the fax number indicated in the message or via mail as directed by the inquirer.

- Sending the question via e-mail:
The inquirer writes his question in the 'Fatwa Request' section on Dar al-Ifta's website. He writes a title for his question (Prayers, Hajj, etc…) and his e-mail address. After sending his question, the inquirer receives a secret number for his question. He must keep the number to access the answer. The question is answered by one of the members of the Fatwa council as soon as possible. It is sent to the inquirer's e-mail address as well as posted in the 'Retreive Answer' section of the website.

- Telephone service: This is both a local and international service.
Local number: 107
 
International number:00202-25970400 through to 00202-25970430.

A Call Center employee receives both local and global calls. He takes the necessary information and asks the inquirer to following the instructions to record his question. The automated system gives him a secret number for his question. The question is sent to one of the members of the Fatwa Council assigned to answering telephone questions. The inquirer receives an answer within one hour of submitting the question.
According to the latest statistics, the number of verbal and written fatawa issued by Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah in answer to telephone, ordinary mail, e-mail, and fax are approximately 50, 000.

2- Moon sighting to determine the beginning of the lunar months:

One of the most well known tasks of Dar al-Ifta is determining the beginning of the lunar months since they are directly connected to religious occasions. A legislative and scientific council comprising of Islamic scholars and astronomers undertakes this task. This task is not limited to the months associated with religious occasions such as the months of Ramadan, Shawwal and Dhul-Hijjah, the months associated with legislated acts of worship, but to determine the beginning of all the lunar month thus avoiding any error in accurately determining the beginning of the three months that are most important to Muslims.
These councils are located in all corners of the country. The locations which are chosen by the Egyptian Survey Authority and The Meteorological Institute must be dry, free of dust or any hindrances which may effect the sightings. The sightings are made through the established legal means pursuant to the conclusion reached by the Juristic Assemblies that astronomical calculations are used to negate and not affirm the new moon. The Grand Mufti of Egypt announces the beginning of the month of Ramadan in a formal celebration attended by V.I.Ps. 
 
In cooperation with Cairo University and some Arab Muslim countries, Dar al-Ifta is preparing to launch a satellite to sight the beginning of the new lunar months among other tasks.

 3- Training foreign students studying at Dar al-Ifta

Dar al-Ifta receives foreign students of Islamic sciences from various Muslim countries and who wish to train and receive the necessary skills to issue fatawa enabling them to undertake this task in their own countries. 

Dar al-Ifta has therefore approved a curriculum in the form of a three year training programme. During this time, students study some subjects necessary to qualify them for Ifta. These subjects are taught by professors from al-Azhar University. Students also attend Fatwa sessions under the supervision of members of the fatwa council. Those who pass training receive a certificate that qualifies them for work at Dar al-Ifta al-Misryyah. 

4- Issuing various religious statements

From time to time, the Islamic community experiences certain circumstances that make leading scholars dutibound to communicate decisive views on contemporary issues in both the regional and international arenas. The statements aim to prevent attempts to misguide the people and plant doubts in established matters of religion and to eliminate the reasons behind disunity and sedition in the Muslim societies. 
Examples include the occupation of Iraq, prevention of Hijab in France, slandering the companions of the prophet, the vicious bombings that terrorizes people and so forth. 

For this reason, Dar al-Ifta issues statements from time to time whenever the need for it arises announcing them through all possible channels, in the nationally circulated newspapers and on the Dar's website. The writing and publication of these statements are supervised by the council of scientific analysis and the media production at the Dar.

5- Conducting researches

Dar al-Ifta conducts researches in Islamic sciences on new matters and other issues in an academic manner while expositing and discussing evidences in detail. It thus fills the gap in the field of research in Islamic sciences.

6- Answering misconceptions

In view of the vicious and incessant attacks on Islam, it was necessary to answer misconceptions that cause confusions concerning matters of religion which contribute to the myth mentality that Islam came to abolish.

A whole section on the Dar's website is dedicated exclusively for answering these misconceptions. A team of researchers are assigned the duty of collecting misconceptions and answering them with evidence.

7- E-learning

Dar al-Ifta al-Misrryyah is preparing an E-learning center, the first of its kind in the field of Ifta` as well as curricula centering on subjects on Ifta`. These will be accessible through the Dar's 

E-learning website. 

Through this service, students of knowledge will be able to attend to their studies and save them the trouble of traveling as is the case at present. 

Through the E-learning training programme, students are able to gain the knowledge and achieve Ifta` skills needed to qualify them for assuming a role in Ifta` institutes in their own countries. 

Because of its character as a global reference in communicating the rulings of Allah, the E-learning center will launch a new and much needed service of providing technical and fatwa consultancy to other fatwa centers in need of such support. This will create a constructive scientific intercourse in the field of Ifta` and, by the will of Allah, quell the prevalent chaos surrounding Ifta` at present.

2- Legal task

Legal consultancy on capital punishments
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One of the tasks of Dar al-Ifta is to give legal counsel to courts on capital punishment sentences. After deliberation and before passing a sentence, criminal courts must submit cases involving the death penalty. This procedure has been in application since secular criminal law and secular criminal provisions and procedures were first established in Egypt in the late 19th century. For more than 100 years, the courts ceased to implement the penalties determined by Islamic law as well as the rules governing evidences.
 
When reviewing a case submitted by the criminal court, a mufti carefully examines all related documents; he corroborates the death penalty if he finds [condemning] legal evidence. A mufti's job in this regard is to review the crime and the evidences based on various conditions for evidences and criteria laid down by Islamic law without adhering to a specific madhab [school of jurisprudence]. When there is a scholarly difference, he chooses the opinion that best serves justice and benefits the society. This is because there are certain conditions, mentioned in the books of jurisprudence, which must be met for each piece of evidence.
 
If the legal evidence is condemning then the mufti ratifies the death sentence. Otherwise, the words of 'Umar ibn abd al-Aziz' best express what has now become a juristic in criminal law for Islamic jurists: "It is better for an imam to make a mistake in granting pardon than in decreeing a penalty". The Qur'an forbids killing any human being without right whether it is an act of aggression, punishment or even retaliation. Therefore, it is obligatory to verify the facts of the crime and the body of legal evidences that condemn the accused.

Departments of Dar al-Ifta
 
1- Fatwa Council:

It is a committee that includes the highest panel of scholars in Dar al-Ifta. This council was established by the current Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Goma, in response to extensive afflictions, the need for collective ijtihad [En. Personal reasoning], the influx of questions to Dar al-Ifta made possible by the various channels of communication, and the interest of the public in knowing the rulings of Islamic law concerning all aspects of life, especially after the outflow of fatawa by unspecialized and unqualified persons.
 
The fatwa council answers all the incoming questions and works under the supervision of the Grand Mufti of Egypt.
 
It also trains those nominated to join the fatwa council aiming to enhance the scholarly competence of its members and passing experience from one generation to the next.
 
The task of the fatwa council is among the principal responsibilities of Dar al-Ifta since its founding. Its duties include:
 
- Assisting a number of scholars in the science of Islamic jurisprudence.
- Preparing fatawa and presenting them to the mufti.
- Providing assistance in legal and juristic researches.
 
The fatwa council includes a group of scholars of Islamic law who are assisted by a team of researches from the Department of Legal Research.

To better understand the reality of the times, Dar al-Ifta has entered into several agreements with various academic and scientific institutes such as the National Research Institute, 'Ayn Shams University, the National Library and Archives, the High Institute of Social Service and the Central Bank of Egypt. Such agreements will aid the Dar to benefit from their expertise as well as carry out its functions and issue fatawa which are based on scholarly principles and consistent with the reality of the times. It is necessary that a fatwa include a ruling based on the surrounding reality and that it change according to difference in the place, time, people, and circumstances.
 
The fatwa council is divided into a group of different departments according to the manner of receiving questions, such as:
 
    1. Oral fatwa department. 
    2. Written fatwa department. 
    3. Telephone fatwa. 
    4. E-mail fatwa service.
 
2- Legal Research Department 

The research department comprises of a group of researchers specialized in sacred knowledge. Their job is to conduct specialized researches and write fatawa and substantiate them with the various types of evidence. The aim is to keep pace with the continuous developments of the times in all of its aspects that lead to diversity in the fatawa and unprecedented circumstances. As a result, it was necessary to conduct researches on legal matters the rulings of which change according to the reality of the times and the emergence of new adversities and to lay the criteria for fatwa based on the general principles of Islamic law and on the general interest of the people.
 
Sections of the department

- Legal research section

The researchers in this section conduct careful researches in the various fields under which a fatwa may be classified and a careful examination of legal matters around which the fatwa revolve.
    Legal research is considered among the basic duties of Dar al-Ifta.

- Islamic issues section

An extension of the Legal Research Department, this section conducts legal researches of special nature and follows a certain methodology. These researches discuss the following issues:
 
• Issues on which there is scholarly controversy and are under discussion by Muslims. They have therefore moved from the scope of the indefinite to the definitive and from being mere issues to becoming causes.
• Prevailing issues that contravene the established principles of Islamic law.
• Issues that are misunderstood by some sects and lead to accusation of disbelief and innovation in religion and to disunity among Muslims.
 
The researcher aims to clarify that the matter is wide open and that objection is not for issues where there is a difference of opinion. They also seek to clarify that each opinion employs specific evidences and demonstrate the opinion of Dar al-Ifta.
 
- Misconception section

The researchers working in this section respond to misconceptions against Islam coming via e-mail coming from both inside and outside Egypt as well as misconceptions discussed in the different media channels. They seek to present the true picture of Islam in a manner that satisfies the modern mentality and makes manifest the objectives of Islamic law. Additionally, they also conduct methodological researches on misconceptions such as examining the reasons behind them and the methodology of responding to them.
 
- Islamic ideology section:

This section tackles contemporary intellectual issues and clarifies them in detail. It is also concerned with writing about Islamic morals and values and criticizing erroneous ethical concepts and foreign morals imposed on Islam. 

     3- The training center

This center provides various training activities. They include the following:

- Refined Training

Within the framework of the challenges and crises faced by the Islamic community, Dar al-ifta al-Misriyya deemed it a duty of the times to enhance the performance of those undertaking the task of da'wa including graduates of Islamic law, university lecturers and mosque imams. It is hoped that the training will benefit students of Islamic law by making them more aware and cognizant of the reality of the times, the needs of the community, and provide them with necessary skills to interact with new contemporary matters. The ultimate aim is to enable the person undertaking the task of da'wa to honorably and effectively fulfill his role in representing religion, knowledge and the community in the country he is in and in different situations. Students will achieve this desired aim through comprehending the reality of the age, related questions and problems and through giving answers, solutions and opinions consistent with the complex realities of the times. The programme will thus produce a cultured, interactive and enterprising person able to undertake the task of da'wa and be able to listen to others and understand their opinions and values. Moreover, students will be able to understand differences and diversities and respond to them with respect, read deeply into texts and opinions and interpret and analyze them and adopt certain attitudes based on study and investigation and make suggestions in contemporary terms. They will therefore combine Islamic law with the reality of the times—performing their duty and benefiting those soliciting fatawa and the persons undertaking the task of da'wa.

Within this framework and under the direction of the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gooma and consultant Ahmed Ehab Sultan, the Training Center at Dar al-ifta al-Misriyya was established to prepare and execute the comprehensive training courses tailored to enhance the skills of those undertaking the task of da'wa from among scholars of Islamic law. The center will provide extensive training for the following skills: strategic administration, dialogue and negotiation, urban sociology, statistics, mass media and communication, international relations, guiding public opinion, methodology of research and text analysis. 

Students are exposed to intensive basic information in the contemporary sciences. The center further raises their awareness of the various current intellectual, scientific, and other movements and trains them to comprehend and interact with them.
Students are provided with the opportunity to communicate directly with successful and effective personalities in the Egyptian society by holding direct discourse with various leading successful personalities in all areas. Furthermore, they are exposed to the reality by visiting various locations.
 
- Training foreign students 

Training foreign students on issuing fatawa is one of the foremost roles of Dar al-Iftaa al-Misryya, taking into account the Dar's view that Ifta is an art that demands a high level of expertise thus allowing a person to treat diverse issues.

Goals of training 

Qualifying Muftis through providing them with necessary knowledge and skills and changing their attitudes to represent the following qualities:
 
- Enlightened methodology.
- Moderation
- Awareness of the reality of the times.
 
Stages of training

a) Individual training 

This stage includes training individuals sent to Dar al-Ifta by embassies and consulates as well as judges and muftis from judges from Brunei, the Secretary General of House of Fatwa of the Islamic Republic of Comoros 9office and administrative work), and judges fro Malysia.
 
b) Formal training program 

In this stage, students receive their training through a two-year academic curriculum. Then, a student spends another year attending fatawa sessions to train him in relevant skills.

c) Formal and E-training 

This stage comprises of a three year formal training and E-training.

d) E-learning 

Dar al-Ifta is preparing to launch an E-learning center, the first of its kind, through preparing specialized methodologies that will be made available online. This service is expected to help knowledge seekers to obtain the Diploma of Ifta without leaving their own countries. 

Stemming from the fact that Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah is a global reference for clarifying legal rulings, the e-learning center will provide all fatwa centers with a new service in the filed of technical and fatwa consultancy for both education and training. This will bring about a constructive scholarly connection in issuing fatawa thus eliminate the prevailing chaos in the field. 

This project aims to achieve spread moderation in Ifta to maintain efficiency and effectiveness in the Muslim community as well as to help those who ask for legal rulings. 

In its endeavor to establish this center, Dar al-Ifta seeks achieve the following: 
 
1- Establishing means of communication with all those who are interested in issuing fatawa through scholarly support and counsel.

2- Providing those who wish to assume the role of a mufti with the necessary knowledge to make them aware of the reality of the times and be able to analyze them.

3- Opening a portal for constructive discussions on controversial issues with the aim of reaching a reasonable vision and eliminate such things as issuing hasty or even delaying them.

4- Exploring the different methods of issuing fatawa and phrasing. The aim is to choose most appropriate manner in terms of clarity and accuracy.

5- Establishing an authoritative research methodology on the process of fatwa through accurate methods for researching the issues and transforming them into scholarly subjects accessible through education and training.

6- Establishing an assembly on the margin of the educational program with the purpose of monitoring the adversities that may befall the community and providing training on issuing fatawa.

7- Connecting all muftis at Dar al-Iftaa al-Missiryyah as well as the rest of Fiqh [jurisprudence] assemblies through a network with the purpose of exchanging expertise in dealing with the current issues.
 
2 –Program Management

Examples of the program management system that has been developed and deployed internally and externally:
 
1. Automated Fatawa (Religious Legal Verdicts) System: The analysis and detailing of this system has been completed with the cooperation of a specialized contracting company and the design team in Dar al Ifta. This partnership has led to the development of the current system, which is primarily used for recording all the necessary information corresponding with the questions that are received, and subsequently following the status of these questions until they are appropriately answered. The system in place also archives and categorizes the fatawa.

2. The Website of Dar al Ifta on the Internet

3. The Fundamental Information required for every case

4. Electronic Archiving System: Supports in archiving all of the libraries imported and published by the office of the Grand Mufti.

5. Online Fatawa System

6. IVR/IPCC System: This is the primary system used in the Call Center.

This department also includes a number of other important management responsibilities for the organization of internal tasks such as: project management, website administration, promoting and advertising of the website (works to spread awareness of the site around the web), planning and projecting internal tasks, and quality assurance (QA for all programs, and this is specially designed for the website in cooperation with a company specialized in quality assurance.
 
3 – Call Center

The importance of the call center is to receive questions over the telephone and document all necessary information in the Automated Fatawa System. The questioner will then be guided through the steps required to obtain the response and the corresponding explanation.

This department uses the latest technology and means of communication from both computer and telecom services. A three digit hotline with the number “107” has been launched for calling and requesting the services of Dar al Ifta from any landline inside of Egypt. If dialing from outside of Egypt, please call 0020225970400 or 0020225970430 (or any number between the two).

The call center receives more than 3000 calls every day. Some of these calls are inquiries about Dar al Ifta, and others are religious legal questions.

4 – Support Services 

The importance of this department is following up with the progress and changes in each department, including the call center and online fatawa system. It is responsible for all the tools used by Dar al Ifta and following up and resolving any pending issues in the various departments. This department is considered as the link between the design team and the users of the various applications. They ensure that all the applications are implemented properly and are functional, as well as handling all personal complaints related to the call center, online fatawa system, fax issues, etc. They also support the Problem Management Team (responsible for system emergencies, taking precautions against any failures, and recognition of any possible threats).
 
Dar al Ifta Publications: 

1. Website 

Service oriented website started by Dar al Ifta of Egypt, meeting the highest standards of technological development by using the latest tools to serve the advancement of providing fatawa. It is also constantly expanding to handle the increase of questions and cases. One of its main initiatives is to preserve the accuracy and fundamental process required to produce a sound fatwa, with the goal of preventing chaos from the likes those who blindly and haphazardly attempt to create legal verdicts without understanding what is required.
 
The Website seeks to provide the following important tasks:
 
1. Disseminating the Fatawa produced by Dar al Ifta.

The fatawa have been uploaded to the website at the following addresses:
www.dar-alifta.org
www.dar-alifta.com
www.dar-alifta.net
These fatawa are examples of what has been produced and issued by Dar al Ifta of Egypt that show the methodology used in arriving at our fatawa. Many of the legal issues that are currently flying all over internet have been addressed carefully.
These fatawa have been published in the Arabic language, and translated into a number of other languages including English, Gernman, French, Turkish, Russian, Urdu, and Malay. The last four mentioned languages are under development at the current time.

2. Communication with those who request fatawa - locally and globally

The Department of Online Fatawa receive questions from around the world in the Arabic language as well as many other languages (seven languages until now, and they are: English, Gernman, French, Turkish, Russian, Urdu, and Malay).

The translated fatwa correspond to the specific questions received on the website. After a question has been asked, the translation department works to translate the questions, which are then answered in Arabic, and finally translated back in the language of the questioner.
 
3. Publishing of Legal Research, Islamic Rulings, responding to misconceptions and doubts, and information that Dar al Ifta releases

The Website seeks to publish a number of findings produced by the research team (shariah) in various branches of law, Islamic rulings, analysis, issues of character, and responding to misconceptions and doubts.
 
The website seeks to disseminate what Dar al Ifta has produced. Whenever new information has been released, the website will release such updates.

2. Dar al Ifta Journal

In the active spirit of spreading information, Dar al Ifta Egypt publishes its own journal in the Arabic language, which also includes summaries of its research in English. Additionally, the journal may be translated into other languages when the need arises. The academic journal publishes scientific research and rulings and advancements in the methods of education in the field of law and its fundamental principles.
 
The goals of the journal are:
 
1. Establishing the latest and most up to date academic findings
2. Establishing the basic principles of producing fatawa (legal verdicts) and applying them in the modern world.
3. Creating new opportunities for publishing the work of experts and specialists in legal studies.
 
3. Specialized Monthly Reports

Dar al Ifta releases specialized reports monthly, which include questions from those who requested fatawa from Dar al Ifta. In addition, the reports include activities and endeavors that serve the country and the society at large.

The goals of these reports are:
 
1. Informing others about the activities and endeavors of Dar al Ifta.
2. Bringing to the light the merciful and tolerant nature of Islamic Law and its Rulings
3. Uncovering the latest findings in modern legal matters and their rulings
4. Educating about the basic principles used to develop a fatwa and the conditions of independent juristic analysis required for who seeks to work in the field and highlighting the importance of having a sound mind and conscience to ensure a proper fatwa.
5. Bringing to light the Islamic legacy and heritage in general and specifically the legacy of Dar al Ifta. Also, to shed light on the great personalities in the field of law and Islamic thought.
6. Highlighting civil law that includes Islamic legal sources and the thought of its personalities.
7. The growth of the enlightened legal culture.
8. Spreading the justice and moderation of Islam and its tolerance and relationships with others, based on the principles of cooperation and friendship.
 
4. The Legacy and Tradition of Fatawa 

Dar al Ifta undertook the task of compiling and printing the best fatawa from its records in twenty three volumes, and other parts of this work are still being printed. 

Dar al Ifta is currently working on a massive project to enter all the written fatawa into its records from the time that Dar al Ifta was established in 1895. The number of total archives has now reached 184, and includes more than 80,000 fatwa. They have been uploaded on the computer, sorted, and undergone strict review. They have been updated using the most modern techniques, and are stored for anyone who desires to read them for their respective research. 

After the technological revolution, it has become mandatory to backup these documents so they may be preserved for future generations. The obligation to preserve this data is national, religious, and academic, in order to always preserve the treasures of our nation. 

Stemming from these endeavors, a protocol of cooperation has been signed with the public institution and society of books and classical manuscripts. This has been done to preserve the paper archives and make electronic copies of the fatawa released by Dar al Ifta, and specifically the archives of executive decrees that have been passed since its conception until today. The official organizations in the country are obligated to document and archive all their documents using the most modern methods to preserve the Egyptian legacy. The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Jumuah, may Allah protect him, stressed that no one will be prohibited from examining the executive decrees and the rulings of Dar al Ifta, except with a few conditions. The main condition is that the goal of studying these records is for the sake of research and that any names involved in the cases must not be disclosed (due to the fact these cases are often regarding personal issues).

The Committees

They investigate the practical expansion of producing fatawa and its diversification. Previously, its academic findings had been cut off from many of the academic journals. However, many fatawa require referencing the works of experts in other fields. Keeping this in mind, Dar al Ifta comprised a group of committees from its executive board to support the research and academic legal opinions, and these committees meets periodically or when the need arises.

The various committees are:

Committee of Aims and Objectives:

It is clear that the role of contemporary law, with its numerous elements, has intensified with the diverse new cases requiring juristic analysis. Highlighting what has been called “Community Fatawa”, with the importance of coming to a quick resolution on current issues. This has been highlighted by what has been called “E-Fatwa (Electronic Fatwa) or “Internet Fatwa”.

To address these matters, the Honorable Grand Mufti formed a committee to pay complete attention to the objectives, considering that these objectives of the law are amongst the most important legal tools in contemporary law its rulings. Connecting these legal aims and objectives pertaining to matters of responsibility to the higher objectives that guide the comprehensive Islamic vision is a must in considering the practical stages of producing a fatwa. 

The goal of creating this group was to discuss the issues related to the objectives of the law and specifically related to contemporary law. A training program for the jurists was developed by the individuals involved after the findings of this deep analysis.

Committee of Academic Evaluation and Media Monitoring:

This committee focuses on what Dar al Ifta releases externally through its many sources, both locally and globally, and it focuses on selecting material and how it is presented. It also lays down the framework for spreading information, as well as developing and raising the quality and suitability of the selected elements for working with the local and global media. 

Other committees in Dar al Ifta include: the Medical Committee, Astronomical Committee, and the Economics Committee
 
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