The article highlights the special features of the Islamic caliphate, showing its main characteristics and how it is distinguished from other forms of rule.
The author writes about a conference he attended in Indonesia that has considered ways for Arab Muslim countries to benefit from the experiments of non -Arab Muslim countries and which discussed whether Islamic discourse could be reformed without taking the Arab environment into account.
The review deals with a fatwa by Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a on the right of a non-Muslim mother to retain custody of her children in the case of her husband’s conversion to Islam in light of a lawsuit filed by a Christian convert to Islam who claimed the right to custody of his...
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 status of Copts in the Muslim Brotherhood’s literature is the reason why Copts fear the rise of the Islamic group.
Several Muslim scholars agree on that Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men, despite Sudanese leader Hasan al-Turābī’s controversial statements allowing Muslim women to marry Jewish or Christian men.
Rushdī Abu al-Hasan reviews a book by an American researcher about Wahābism entitled “Wahabi Islam, From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad,” describing it as a very positive attempt to examine an Islamic movement.
In an interview Dr. Mahmoud Ismā‘īl explains the reasons behind his strong convection that calls for establishing Islamic religious state are not part of the genuine Islamic teaching, rather they are politically-motivated.
A good dialogue within the society should be a productive one, meaning that it should not be an ideological debate in which each party seeks to defend his point of view correctly or incorrectly. The author discusses the ideas of Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr. Esam el-Erian.
The article is an interview with Nabil Abdel Fattah, assistant manager of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, on the issue of renewing the religious discourse. He comments on the attempts of some intellectuals to associate the concept of renewing the religious discourse with the...
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