Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

The book of fasting

The month of Ramadan is one of the 12 months of the Islamic calendar. Allah Almighty says, “The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)—so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth” [At-Tauba, 36]. Allah distinguished Ramadan from the rest of the months by revealing the Qura`n in it, prescribing its fast for Muslims, and bestowing it with certain virtues that are absent in the other months. Consequently,


The Rites of Hajj and 'Umrah: a Pictorial Guide

To facilitate the rituals of Hajj, Dar Al-Iftaa has issued a new copy of its free pictorial guide on the rituals, conditions, pillars, and recommendations of Hajj in English. The guide includes explanatory illustrations with an easy-to-understand explanation of the order of the pillars of Hajj and ‘Umra. The guide includes some selected important fatwas related to the fiqh and rulings of Hajj and ‘Umra that Dar Al-Iftaa received throughout the past decades as well as related issues, the spiritual wisdoms, meanings, and mystery behind Hajj and ‘Umra. The guide is considered an easy reference for pilgrims to be used whenever necessary.


The Ideological Battlefield: Egypt's Dar al- Iftaa combats radicalization

In a new move to counteract the extremist ideology adopted by terrorist groups and in an attempt to clarify the true teachings of Islam to the West, Dar al- Iftaa published a new book in English titled "The Ideological Battlefield: Egypt's Dar al- Iftaa combats radicalization". This book aims at deconstructing the erroneous thinking methodology of QSIS terrorist group among other affiliated groups. The book includes a series of articles, research papers and fatwas which clarify the true meaning of Jihad, its rulings of engagement, conditions for launching, etiquettes of war and manual for treating war captives. The book also contains a true definition of the concept of the "Islamic Caliphate" and the meaning of applying the Shari'ah in our modern world. The book paid special attention to clarifying the proper exegesis of the Quranic verses along with the Prophetic traditions which tackle the issue of jihad and engaging into wars. Women's rights along with the rights of the non- Muslim