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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."
Response to previous articles about Dr. Nasr Abu Zayd in the RNSAW. Dr. Abu Zayd dreams about returning to Egypt. But return is only possible if he has the freedom to teach.
A Yemeni view on the history of the Jews in Yemen. One of the commonly held beliefs is that the Jews of Yemen are the oldest Jews ever. It is said that they were present in Yemen even before the destruction of the first temple in Jerusalem in 586 BC. The article also describes the life of the...
Sheikh Omar Abd Al-Rahman, the leader and mufti of the Gama’at al-Islamiya, who is now imprisoned in the United States for a life, changed his mind about presenting a request to return to Egypt because he doesn’t want to give up his activities for the Islamic Daawa, the call to Islam.
In early October, a new site appeared on the Internet - "Islam Online". It is a cultural project of tremendous importance to the needs and opportunities of our times. It is the first worldwide service attempting to use Internet to introduce Islam comprehensively in a way that would combine...
Islam, a religion of mercy, does not permit terrorism. In the Qur`an, God has said: God does not forbid you from showing kindness and dealing justly with those who have not fought you about religion and have not driven you out of your homes. God loves just dealers. (Qur`an, 60:8)
Many Islamic scholars question the value of artistic films. Many of them reject the representation of a sheikhh or ma’azun [marriage official] on the screen. Others, however, want to use the film as a means to spread Islam.
The article of brother Sabri Al-Ashwah "Nasr Abu Zeid is an apostate" included several historical, religious, lawful and moral mistakes. These mistakes include remarks concerning Imam Abu Hanifa Al-No’man. The author continues to refute al-Ashwah’s arguments.
The head of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim community has said he was behind moves to put musician Marcel Khalife on trial for "abasing" Islam in one of his songs, a London-based Arabic-language daily reported Sunday.
"The issue of dialog has become recently an important one on all levels. We live in a time where all interests are intertwined and have become complicated as never before. Solving them by dialog has become very important" writes Egypt’s Minister of Awqaf or Religious Endowments.
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