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.
The Egyptian government is appealing a court
ruling in favor of
recognizing the Bahā’ī faith. Islamic clerics deem confessors of this religion
Suspicious over Bahā’īs being agents of Zionist interests in Egypt are raised.
The majority of Muslims believe in the second coming of Jesus
Christ at the end of
time. A number of Muslim scholars refute this belief, arguing that there is no definitive
evidence in the
Qur’ān for the second advent of Christ.
Preaching on public transport has become a phenomenon in the past few years. “It is very
common in microbuses to
find people giving cassette tapes with religious content to the driver to play
throughout the journey.”
Walīd Ahmad, a university student, says.
The author of the article comments on the fatwa deeming sculpture works harām.
Islam prescribes death penalty
for murder to alleviate the anguish of the relatives of the murdered person, the grand imām of
Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī says, explaining the reasons behind the
penalties imposed by Islam.