This book is a collection of 100 fatwas (Islamic legal opinions) authored by the Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gomaa with the express purpose of addressing issues that have been controversial amongst Muslims and have been the cause of discord.
Sheikh Gomaa has selected these questions from the many thousands that have been submitted to him over the years in his capacity as Grand Mufti as well as a respected expert in Islamic law previous to his appointment to that position. As someone who is constantly being exposed to the questions that Muslims today are actually concerned with Sheikh Gomaa is in an excellent position to understand which issues are crucial to the Islamic world today.
His mastery of the Islamic tradition combined with his extensive travel and study in other fields gives Sheikh Gomaa credentials that few others possess today. For the first time the Islamic legal opinions of this scholar who is recognized in both the Islamic world and internationally as one of the most insightful minds working in Islamic law today will prove invaluable to anyone interested in coming to a better understanding of Islam and Muslims in the contemporary world.
About the Author:
Sheikh Ali Gomaa is the Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt—the second highest Muslim religious position in the country. He is the head of the Dar al-Ifta, which is the premier institution in the Muslim world for religious legal direction, and he advocates for moderation and speaks out against extremist ideologies. He is the author of more than 32 books on Islam and writes a regular column in the Al-Ahram newspaper.Author: Sheikh Ali Gomaa