The Muftī of the Republic of Egypt, Dr ʿAlī Jumuʿah, has made his contribution to the debate between the general secretary of the General Secretariat of Awqāf, Dr Muḥammad ʿAbdul Ghaffār Al-Sharīf and Shaykh Ṣāliḥ Bin Fawzān Al-Fawzān, a member of the supreme council of scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as Fayṣal Qazāz Al-Jāsim, whose comments have also been published as part of this debate that is taking place in the pages of Al-Waṭan regarding a number of Islamic issues. The Muftī of Egypt’s contributions have come as an answer to a question that was previously submitted to the Egyptian Fatwa Office via fax by Muḥammad Al-Fahd, Bassām Al-Hārūn, Aḥmad Al-Niṣf, Aḥmad Al-ʿAbīd and ʿAbdur Raḥmān Al-Kandarī and registered under no.1113 for the year 2006.
What follows contains the text of the response that Dr Jumuʿah gave to the question and which was published by Al-Waṭan because of its connection to this Islamic discussion over an issue that causes a lot of division:
Wasīla, Circumambulating Graves & Accusing Others of Shirk and Kufr
Mufti ʿAlī Jumuʿah