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Egypt’s top religious authority opens TikTok account

Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta has created an account on TikTok to reach a wider and younger generation in a move that is being criticized by many in Egypt.
A man watches a video posted by Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam.

CAIRO — In a move that sparked controversy, Egypt’s Dar al-Ifta announced in an Aug. 17 statement its creation of a TikTok account with the aim of rolling out fatwas to a bigger audience.

As of the writing of this article, Dar al-Ifta’s account had amassed more than 11,000 followers. The account published 13 video clips explaining the religion’s opinion on sexual harassment and the killing of animals such as cats and dogs; others explained the meaning of "homeland" and some related to public affairs.

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