Muhammad Rabī‘a discusses the growing phenomenon of ‘militias’ of men and women accusing people of unbelief and criticizing their dress on the public transport system.
The article carry some of the confessions given by suspects in last year’s bombings in different areas of downtown Cairo, which killed a number of tourists and Egyptians and wounded dozens others.
Information was collected about an extremist group that prompts religious strife in Egypt.
The author writes about the current sectarian crisis between Muslims and Copts in Egyptian society, listing a number of factors that have caused these problems.
A conference was convened recently to discuss ways to stand up to terrorism through the propagation of moderate ideologies in the face of extremism.
The article deals with an incident in which a woman wearing a niqāb smashed a number of great works by a fine sculptor after a recent fatwa from the muftī saying that statues are not acceptable from a Muslim point of view.
Hasan al- Turābī’s liberal stand on women’s rights has angered many Muslim scholars around the world. His recent controversial fatwas, permitting marriage between Muslim women and kitābīs [Reviewer: People of the book: Christians and Jews] and allowing women to lead men in communal prayers,...
Part of a series of interviews with Talāl al-Ansārī, a former Islamist terrorist who was a member of a violent Islamist group in the 1970s and who served a 20-year term in jail.
Fathī Mahmoud discusses the sectarian fitna in Iraq, stating that in an attempt to ensure such violence does not spread to Lebanon’s Sunni and Shi’ite communities, the Islamic authorities there have called for unity.
In an interview with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Sheikh A´id Qurani said that "sheikhs of takfir" renounced their old thoughts of their own free will and not under any pressure. He believes that the retreat of those sheikhs has delivered a blow to the heart of takfir-based ideology.
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