The sexual life of the Prophet Muhammad is a subject of heated debate. A woman "dared" to write about the exaggerations in al-Bukhārī’s hadīths and was accused of offending Islam. Salafīs call for her death.
The article discusses the emergence of a trend to file lawsuits, in which the plaintiffs demand either official recognition of their belief, as in the case of the Bahā’īs, or the right to convert from one religion to another.
The Azhar has recommended that a book on the sexual life of the Prophet Muhammad be confiscated.
The author criticizes the phenomenon of fundamentalist shaykhs who insist on depicting Islam as a horrifying religion by focusing on hadīths that depict the torture of the tomb after death and link piety with superficial practices and appearances.
Egyptians are blessed by God in his Holy books and are united by love and piety. Sectarian violence is accidental and those who carry it out are not real Egyptians.
Al-Jihād’s recent revisions contain the same fundamentalist principles as the Islamic groups and will give priority to violent methods if the group comes to power.
Jundī provides a list of examples supporting his argument on the intrusive texts of hadīth and Qur’ān in the Egyptian schools’ curricula.
Drs. Hulsman reviews the responses and reactions to issues of conversion in Egypt versus those of Western countries.
The following presents an investigative report authored by Mads Akselbo Holm, an intern for Arab-West Report, on the issue of Muslims leaving their faith. This study provides an excellent background to the commotion caused by Muḥammad Ḥijāzī announcing his conversion to Christianity.
Last week’s Egyptian press tended to reflect on the reasons behind and potential consequences of the eye-catching phenomenon of Niqāb-clad women prevailing in all classes of society.
The following text presents a number of the most popular Islamic Dā‘iyahs in the modern time.
The press review detects the ongoing discussions in Egyptian press on the chaos of Fatwás, especially the reactions to the recent Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah who refused to consider the Egyptian young men who drowned on the Italian cost to be martyrs.
The following lines summarize an interview with Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb in which he discusses various current issues. He also announced a possible meeting between the Azhar and the Vatican.
The Muftī of Egypt faced a storm of criticism following his
’controversial’ remarks about the Egyptian youths who died on the Italian shores while trying to cross the border
illegally in search of a better life, in which he condemned their illegal acts and refused to consider them
al-Bannā criticizes Retrospectivism
and Salafism as flaws in the Islamic Da‘wá that hinder the progress of Muslims and
Islam. He also doubts the reliability of many of the Ḥadīths.
Shaykh Ishāq al-Hawīnī, who belongs to al-Salafīyah group, fiercely attacks preacher ‘Amr Khālid describing him as a devil on earth on a tape he recorded.
The article sheds light on the Azhar Scholars Front’s statement which reveals that the Grand Imām Shaykh Muh...
The author rejects attempts of some Muslim scholars to dig up old heritage books to find H...
Muḥammad Nūr gauges the opinions of Muslim scholars on the decision of the Azhar to dismiss Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Aṭiyyah for releasing a Fatwá demanding that female workers breastfeed their male colleagues.
Four Egyptian editors have been sentenced to a one-year jail sentence with hard labor and given fines for publishing false information about President Husnī Mubārak suffering from a serious health condition to undermine national security. The following report discusses the reactions of the four...