few days ago Muslim dā‘īyah, Dr. Safwat
Hijāzī, issued a fatwá
urging Muslims to declare war against Israeli civilians worldwide.
The fatwá was severely
condemned by the Azhar, the highest religious institution in the Muslim
world, as incorrect and
terrorist in nature.
A fatwá war has begun since the Israeli conflict with Lebanon started. The
author describes and analyzes different fatwás issued on the matter and prominent persons’ responses to
Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyoumī discusses the latest
incidents in the region and the fatwás that were issued on not supporting the Ḥizb Allāh.
The article is about Hasan Nasr Allāh and Hizb
Allāh’s foundation. The
author assesses Iranian influence upon the Hizb Allāh.
Superstition and swindling is
obvious in the teachings of Amr Khālid.
He is a mere narrator, who perfects the art of acting in his
address. According to the author this is not
religion.Old scholars warn of narration in the name of
Two weeks ago, al-Fajr published a letter sent in by a Bahā’ī reader, who discussed in detail the principles of the Bahā’ī faith. In its issue of June 19, 2006, al-Fajr publishes two more letters sent in by Muslim readers responding to what they described as falsehoods contained in the...
al-Hassan presents Colonel Qadhāfī as the leader of the new war between
the Sufist and the
Salafist movements. Qadhāfī’s war is one in which all possible
weapons are to be employed.
A woman wearing a Niqāb gets into the train and utters invocations to Allah, asking passengers to repeat what she said. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly common.
A recent Administrative
Judicial Court ruling allowing Egyptian Bahā’īs to have their religion recognized on official
documents and the issue of Bahā’ī marriage have been a subject of heated debate in the
A controversial article on the growing Islamization of Egypt and the effect this has on the Coptic community.
Rose al-Yousuf devotes a file to the increasing phenomenon of the hijāb in Egypt.
Egyptian feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī and her daughter,
otherwise known as Muna Nawal Hilmī,
have sparked heated controversy over their
in which they argued that a child should take his/her mother’s name,
contradicting Islamic shari‘a...
Recent studies have revealed
that the largest portion of violent
crimes in Egyptian society is due to trivial disputes over household
expenses. Taking into consideration economic
problems, sociologist Dr. Ahmad al-Majdoub argues that
unemployment and poverty are the main factor behind the...
Recent studies reveal that the majority of Internet websites
and religious satellite
channels focus on theology, but fail to address vital issues in Muslims’ lives.
The article deals with Bahā’ism in Egypt and the attempts by the
followers of this
faith to obtain official recognition, particularly in light of a recent court ruling
holding that the Ministry of
Interior ministry should grant them identity cards in which their religion is
review deals with the issue of the Bahā’ī faith in Egypt in the light of a recent court
allowing their religion to be included in official documents like identity cards, passports or birth
amidst an outcry from the Azhar and several intellectuals.
The article deals with the ideologies of a group of Muslims who call themselves "the Qur’ānites" who believe only in the Qur’ān and deny the sunna [the Prophet Muhammad’s tradition] altogether.
court ruling previously pronounced by a lower administrative court giving Bahā’īs the rights to
state their religion in official documents is overturned by the Supreme Administrative Court.
The author comments on the latest terrorist
on the Egyptian resort of Dahab, pointing out that such attack will not stop the course of reform and
focuses on young Egyptian Muslim televangelist
‘Amr Khālid, the position he enjoys among young
Egyptians, particularly women, and his new
ways of leading a decent life and career while avoiding getting
entangled in sin, a style which appeals to
his large Muslim audience.