Nawal Al-Sa’adawi sent a letter to Rose El-Youssef to defend herself against the apostasy charges directed at her. She said that when she talked about going on pilgrimage and kissing the black stone, she spoke out of Sufi philosophy, which her father adopted and which gives priority to the core of...
Azhar Scholars demanded that a couple should not be separated, in a case where one of them has rejected a foundation of Islam, until the case has been discussed and ruled on in court. Professor Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi said that what has happened with Nawal Sa’adawi should be discussed before taking the...
Attorney Nabih Al-Wahsh filed a lawsuit against Nawal Al-Sa’adawi to separate her from her husband because she has left Islam and has not repented of her community-damaging ideas. The Mufti thinks that what Al-Sa’adawi said requires her to leave Islam and includes denials of what she knows about...
This is the full text of an article written for Christianity Today in the US. It gives an overview of the Egyptian responses against the visit of a delegation of the US Commission for on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Many church leaders and observers believe the American focus on...
The Archbishop of Syria said that Pope John Paul II will enter the Umayad mosque of Damascus, in his visit to Syria, to visit the tomb of John the Baptist inside the mosque. The unofficial program of the tour includes the pope meeting the Mufti of Syria.
Sheikh Omar Al-Bastawsi, the head of the Central Administration for Public Relations and Media in the office of the Sheikh of the Azhar, said that the agenda of the Grand Imam did not contain any visit to Iraq during this year. Only Pope Shenouda confirmed receiving an invitation to visit Iraq.
The article explains how religious freedom is a basis of Islamic Shari’a [law]. It mentions many Quranic verse which show that that there is no compulsion in Islam, which is based on a principle of disregarding every saying or action coming through forcing or the like.
The Mufti of Egypt said that Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi disapproves of religious matters while being fully aware of it, maintaining and insisting on her disapproval and obscenities. Thus according to the Shari’a [Islamic Law], she steps out of the area of Islam and leaves Muslim society.
Dr. Adel Sabour Shahin said that Nawal Al-Sa’adawi was a heretic and a communist who does not believe in God. Dr. Suade Salah, the former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies, said that her opinions are considered a deviation from religion as she denied one of the main essentials in Islam, that...
Pope Shenouda visited the Mufti to congratulate him on the Greater Bairam. Their conversation did not address anything political. It confined itself to how to consolidate national unity, the Islamic-Christian dialogue and Dar Al-Ifta joining the Committee of Inter-Religious Dialogue.
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