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Hisba [Refers to the right of a Muslim to defend public morality. Suing on behalf of religion] Takfir lawsuits [i.e. lawsuits in which the complainant accuse other of unbelief] spread on a wide-scale in Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon. The most famous lawsuits among these were filed against Dr....
Indeed, not all Muslims are terrorists but regrettably most terrorists around the world are Muslims. [Muslims] have a bad record. Does that not say something about ourselves and our societies and culture? This is a very harsh situation. What we have to do is to acknowledge those acts and not deny...
[The title is a play on words of the name of the Muslim Group of Takfir and Higra] We have to give up our useless approaches in dealing with the world. We have to adopt an approach that is based on tafkir [thinking] and not on takfir [accusation of unbelief]. We only have to count that number of...
This insider view about the Muslim Brotherhood’s game of interests comes from their lawyer’s book and his experiences with them. In his account, Muntasir al-Zayyāt believes that President Sādāt released the imprisoned Brotherhood members and allowed them to the political space to counterbalance the...
The article gives a brief overview of some extremist books banned by the Azhar - which shows the role of the Azhar in resisting extremism. Some of these books formed a major reference for the Gama’at Al-Islamiya and Takfir groups [that accuse people of apostasy from Islam].
The editor-in-chief of Al-Mussawar met with the leaders of the Gama’at Al-Islamiya imprisoned in Wadi Al-Natrun prison. The meeting focused on the initiative to stop violence and the group’s ideological revisions. The leaders re-emphasized that the initiative to stop violence is final and that they...
Dr. Abdel-Azeem Al-Mata’ani has been behind most of the cases of accusing writers of kufr [unbelief]. The latest writer he accused of disbelief is Ahmed Al-Shahawi because of his book "Commandments on Loving Women." The author believes that because Al-Mata’ani was not paid the attention he always...
The political-religious ideas of the Islamic Liberation Party are more evolved than the previous ancestral ideologies. They alert youth to confront the alliance between Jews and western colonialism along with the ragged Arab regimes.
President Mubārak has declared that the law does not allow forming religious parties. He responded to a question about the transformation of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to a political party.
The Higher Court of State Security [Emergency] yesterday sentenced 26 suspects, including three Britons and a Palestinian, to prison terms that range between one and five years, on charges of promoting the [ideas of] a Hizb el-Tahrir [Liberation Party], an Islamic group banned in Egypt but...
During a televised interviews aired by Al-Jazeera satellite channel, Abdel-Khaleq, the former member of the formation committee and the guidance office of the Brotherhood discussed the stand of Al-Hudaiby toward “Ma’alem Fel-Tareeq” [Milestones], written by Sayyed Qutb and also Al-Hudaiby’s stand...
The British scholar and researcher Montgomery Watt sees that the merits and characteristics of Islam, the Messenger of Islam and the Holy Qur’an give Islam its unique status in comparison with other religions. The Qur’an is unequaled because it is the direct divine revelation that was not ever...
[This article was previously translated last week from Al-Hayat newspaper issue of May 26 under the title “The [Muslim] Brotherhood members were divided about the ideas of [Sayyed] Qutb that was based on the takfir-based ideology [accusing a person or the society as a whole of unbelief].The supreme...
Dr. Muhammad Emara writes words that are awaited by extremists and supporters of sectarianism at the weekly Watani to prove their viewpoint that Dr. Emara’s words are offensive to the Bible and Christians. Watani appeals to the emotions of Christians who isolate themselves within church circles...
We come to the second mystery in the life of Sayyed Qutb. During his time in prison, Qutb received special treatment not enjoyed by other prisoners. At the time, Qutb was the only person who was allowed to keep paper, pens, and books while receiving medical treatment in the prison’s hospital from...
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in the Azhar area, the Egyptian press focused on opinions of clerics and the editorial views of senior journalists.
This is not the first time I go through the harship of takfir [being accused of unbelief]. I read in a newspaper on June 25 that they received news from the Azhar saying that my book “Shukran Bin Laden” [thank you Bin Laden] was confiscated and banned from circulation. Are our masters the...
Al-Wafd reviews the main points of the all-inclusive revisions presented by theGama’a Al-Islamiya and its eight historical leaders. Before examining to what extent these revisions have contributed to the support of democratic development, Al-Wafd is providing an objective presentation of the...
The article is about a research discussed during the second Saudi National dialogue Conference held in Riyadh a few weeks ago. The research is on the role of curricula of Sharia sciences in Saudi public schools in promoting religious extremism and the culture of violence against non-Muslims and...
The article is an interview with the poet Ahmad Abdel Mo’ti Hegazi. He criticizes the campaign of takfir [accusation of being an apostate] that he is suffering at the hands of an Egyptian paper. Hegazi comments that the problem of accusations of takfir results from the fact that we are not...
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