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When speaking about the image of Islam, its civilization and followers in Western speech, it should be realized that not a single image is examined, because the West is not one bloc. Islam also does not have one image of unbelievers and the people of the book.
The Qur´an has many verses about God supporting believers and giving them victory. However, such verses can only be applied to true believers. Many Muslims today, according to the description of the Qur´an, are far from real faith.
Ayman Al-Zawahry, second most important man in Al-Qa´ida network, has written a book in which he calls all the Islamic nation to join jihad. He accuses Jews, Christians and even some Muslims of being apostates so that shedding their blood is permissible.
Criticism of Amr Khaled and some of the ideas he preaches. The author believes there is no scientific or mature way of thinking in his teachings, as some people claim.
Different reports on whether or not Christians in Islamic countries are persecuted: 30.1 Hermann Schalück OFM Persecuted Christians? Introduction 30.2 Johannes Müller SJ Religious Freedom - Aspirations and Reality Reflections on the Complex Relationship between Christians and Muslims 30.3 Theodor...
Some Muslim scholars believe that Inter-religious dialogue is a way to create religious tolerance and peace among nations. Others believe it is a crime that should be banned or it will lead to religious sedition among all faiths. They refuse inter-religious dialogue claiming that there is no other...
The Qur´an and the true sunna are the only reference points that Muslims should abide by. Each of them must be treated as a whole unit. When discussing the opinion of the Qur´an concerning a certain issue, all verses dealing with that issue should be taken into account. Partial...
The author criticizes Sayyed Al-Qimni´s opinions concerning the punishment for apostasy in Islam and accuses him of ignorance. He argues that because Al-Qimni belongs to the Qur´anien, who deny the sunna, he denies the faith mentioned in the Qur´an.
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi says that America insists on attacking Iraq to strip it of its power for the benefit of Israel. He adds that Americans and Israelis seek to add his name to the list of terrorists and freeze his bank accounts on grounds of his support for the Palestinian people. He...
It is clear from the comments on Bat Ye´or´s article, that not all the points she discussed have been responded to. For example, what she says concerning the fact that jihad belongs to the religious domain and cannot be discussed and the feeling of superiority in Islam.
Wearing a veil has been widely criticized so this article looks at its history. It existed before Islam and is found in all of the heavenly religions, but only its use by Muslims causes comment. The veil is a symbol of chastity and purity not a political slogan.
Nova, a major Dutch television program presented on June 13 a number of statements recorded in several Friday sermons in Dutch mosques. The Dutch Daily Trouw reported the TV program, including quotes from the sermons, and followed this up with several other articles. The author gives an overview...
[Hisba is a term referring to the right of a Muslim to defend public morality and suing on behalf of religion.] The article comments on one of the four books published recently by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya. The book discusses the concept of hisba. The leaders of the Gama´at admitted that...
Montasser Al-Zayyat expressed his satisfaction at the reactions towards the four books. A former state security prosecutor said that it was the first time for the leaders of the Gama´at Al-Islamiya to renounce their ideologies in that explicit way as expressed in the books. One of the lawyers...
Hassan Al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, introduced Islam as a way of living and gave rise to the Islamic missionary activity. He was not a leader but a da´iya. He was a pedagogue to a wide group of people. In these two facts lies the greatness of Al-Banna.
President of the Azhar University responds to George Bush Jr. He demands that Islamic leaders contend against Western allegations and Western accusations against Islam and Muslims. He adds that those allegations and accusations have reached a point where the West is demanding the closing of the...
September 11 was not the beginning of the associating of terrorism with Islam. The Crusades marked the beginning of the actual attack of the West against Islam. Because the West is apprehensive of the Islamic revival, many theories calling for attacking Islam appeared in the West. If Islam really...
Recent research findings on the increasing rate of melanoma among girls have raised controversy among Egyptian dermatologists and Muslim scholars, after claims by some Muslim preachers linked skin cancer to revealing clothes worn by young girls.
In response to the offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, first published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, moderate Egyptian preacher, ‘Amr Khālid has revealed an initiative to engage in dialogue with Danish youth and intellectuals in a bid to find common...
He supports the freedom of religion as an assertion to Allāh’s instructions: a man needs not register his conviction, adding that this principle represented the spirit of Islam.
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