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When is doomsday?! The sheikh al-Azhar speaks about its signs but nobody knows its real date. The big end is only known to God who has created this universe and this life.
Interview with Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid about his love for Egypt, his status at the Cairo University and Leiden University (The Netherlands), how it happened he was declared an apostate, how he left Egypt and his views about Islam and the West.
"We are not in need of assuring our belief in the heavenly books and all the stories mentioned in them. We believe in what the Holy Qur’an mentioned about the story of the Jews’ departure from Egypt and how they accompanied Moses to escape the tyranny of the pharaoh."
Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid speaks about the necessity of the scientific study of the Qur’an and its history. He says that this study does not threaten the faith of a Muslim; on the contrary. Abu Zeid explains principles for research and his wish to return to Egypt. But first the court decision to declare...
Dr. Su’ad Saleh, professor at the women’s college for Islamic studies at the Azhar University said that she is the mufti of women and that Islam does not limit the work of the mufti to men only.
The highly-publicized trial of Lebanese singer and Arab icon, Marcel Khalife, accused of insulting Islam for putting Qur’anic verse to music, has highlighted one of the most controversial issues in Lebanon -- the role of religion in politics. Khalife’s trial, scheduled to have opened last week, has...
"The secret of the US nuclear base that destroyed the Egyptian plane," read the red-colored headline of the independent weekly Al-Osbou’ on Monday. The Islamist-oriented bi-weekly Al-Shaab, mouthpiece of the Labor Party, went further, claiming in its Tuesday headline that "the two black boxes were...
Islamic trend students proved, in the elections for the Students Union at Cairo University last year, that they are the best organized and that they are capable of gathering the largest number of students around them.
Dr. Hamed Abu Zayd said that the most important issue occupying his mind is the crisis of modern religious thought and the problems of the different interpretations of the Qur`an. There have been several versions of the Qur’an but one was left over and other versions of the Qur`an were burned.
The Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) has warned against claims that the world would come to an end on the advent of the new millennium, as asserted by some people who say that they have gleaned this from the Torah, the Holy Bible, the Holy Qur’an and the Prophet’s Sunnah.
He has strong faith, is eloquent and he is brave as cavalry. But for certain reasons, he is quarrelsome and a preacher who creates trouble. In most of his quarrels he did not claim that he owns the truth but he assures [the readers] that he is searching for it. In this year, he faced a lot of...
The article focuses on the importance of projecting Islam in a proper manner. It is essential for the Islamic institutions to double their efforts for refuting the false allegations about Islam. The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance is planning to dispatch Islamic...
Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalily, the grand mufti of Oman, has said that there are two reasons for the spread of Islam. First, there is the internal reason that has something to do with its principles and articles of faith, including its morals and values to humanity, as contained in Qur`an and...
Interview with sheikh Dr. Sayyed Tantawi on housing loans. In previous articles words were put in his mouth which were not true. The sheikh approves of these loans if buying that house is a necessity for his family. Loans for other purposes, such as purchasing luxuries or making financial gain are...
Sheikha Nadia has made a big name for herself among the people and in the local press. Thousands of people from various parts of the country as far field as the south Egyptian town of Aswan flocked to Abbis, a small village near the coastal town of Alexandria. They were after one thing: the...
The author writes about the rationalism of Islam. A Muslim has to excel in thinking within the boundaries of the Qur’an for the benefit of the Ummah (world wide community of Muslim believers). The author concludes that the best model of rational thought is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Lebanese intellectuals organized a meeting in support of Lebanese singer and composer Marcel Khalifeh on 5 October, which rapidly turned into a mass rally of 1,500 people demonstrating in favor of freedom of expression. Khalifeh had been the object of a court indictment accusing him of...
The article discusses female genital mutilation among Yemeni females. There is a wide difference between the actual teaching of Islam and what is externally practiced in various Islamic states by Muslims who have at time mixed up customs, traditions and secularism with Islamic teachings.
A nearly forgotten people of the book, the Sabaean sect in Iraq adheres to its traditions while stressing what it has in common with Islam. They prefer to call themselves mindaa’ii "those who know", or Mandaeans, from manda, their word for temple.
A reader protests in a letter to the editor about a lady researcher who "ventures to speak of prophets disparagingly by denying their miracles which are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an as ungrounded."
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