Emigration min. mulls promoting Dar al-Ifta role among Egyptian expat communities

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CAIRO – 19 October 2022: State Minister for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs Soha El Gendy reviewed Tuesday with Egypt’s Mufti Shawki Allam the necessity to promote the vital role of Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta amongst Egyptians living abroad.

During a gathering on the margins of Dar al-Ifta seventh International Conference of Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, the 2 sides also discussed the necessity to reinforce cultural awareness amongst young Egyptian expats, specializing in renewing the religious discourse, upholding the principles of citizenship and sense of belonging, while rejecting extremism and ideological polarization.

Allam presented a duplicate of a book titled: “Fatwa and Climate Change,” issued by the conference as a part of ongoing preparations for the worldwide climate summit, COP27, Egypt will host in Sharm El Sheikh next month.

Meanwhile, Gendy commended Dar al-Ifta for launching a latest app called “Fatwa Pro” through the closing session of the conference.

The multilingual app will function a communication channel between Dar al-Ifta and Egyptian expats, especially those living in English and French-speaking countries.

Dar al-Ifta seventh International Conference of Fatwa Authorities Worldwide kicked off on Monday under the theme: “Fatwa and Sustainable Development Goals,” with the participation of students and muftis from 91 countries, together with representatives of the United Nations and the World Health Organization.


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