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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...
The article reports about the current attitudes of the Gama’a Al-Islamiya towards the issues of democracy, Hedud [Sharia-based penalties and parliamentary council. The article is based on the latest ideological revision carried out by the Gama’a which were included in the book “Nahr Al-Zekrayat…...
Has President Mubarak’s call to renew religious thought been seriously tackled on all levels of the ruling party and the government-owned media or not? Al-Liwaa’ Al-Islami, owned by the ruling National Democratic Party, continued its attack on secularists on the pretext that secularists are...
Like many others, I felt sad and angry watching that repressive “melodrama” by some symbols of extremism in a clear attempt to harm screenwriter Usama Anwar Okasha, a man of enlightened creativity. Matters went even worse as some had filed a hisba [the right of a Muslim to defend public morality,...
Over and over again, we are just seeing the same incidents, names and climate that brought about terrorism, takfir [accusing someone of unbelief] and hisba [the right of a Muslim to defend public morality, suing on behalf of religion]. - See art. 18, 19: Screening the Soap Opera "Bint min Shurba...
The 1994 fatwa declared the Azhar to be exclusively the sole body/party responsible for issuing opinions Islamic matters. These matters pertain to accepting or rejecting audio or audiovisual items. This fatwa has given the Azhar the legal right to monitor and supervise the intellectuals and...
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