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One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
Interview with Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the Azhar, about a range of actual subjects in Egypt, including regulating pilgrimage, his opposition to the embargo of Iraq, religious censorship, the new magazine of the Azhar, a fatwa on taking loans, presenting religious personalities...
Writing in his column "Issues Today", the author explains how easy it is to convert is Islam.
With the start of the month of Ramadan this year Antoine, a Christian youth from the governorate of Al-Minia, Ashraf and a member of the Rotary club have compiled a book under the title ’Prayer in Ramadan’.
Interrogations are underway in the Azhar University with a number of the leaders of the Azhar scholars front.
The article reports on the release of Isrā’ ‘Abd al-Fattāh after 18 days of abduction on charges of inciting the so-called April 6 general strike.
Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī has filed a complaint to the general prosecutor’s office against an Evangelical church’s monthly magazine, accusing it of offending Islam and Muslims.
In an exclusive meeting with Ṣawt al-Ummah, Nāhid Mitwallī, a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity 17 years ago, speaks about the details of her conversion, her doctrinal and faithful background and the new issues in her case.
Days before the Shūrá Council elections, the electoral campaigns have witnessed heated battles between the candidates of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling National Democratic Party. Both struggling blocks have accused each other of violating the law and showing religious references on their...
In this interview, the minister of religious endowments warns of "foolish acts" by some Muslims, which he says could pose a real threat to the Muslim nation, stressing that the niqāb is a tradition and not a religious duty.
"The Islamic Guiding Center" in Cairo or "Kabul Mosque" as its members call it introduces various religious and social services. The article sheds light on theses activities and points out that the members of the newly formed organization Al-Wa’d used to gather in the Kabul mosque. The security...
The article outlines the confessions of the terrorists who were accused in the case of those "Returning from Afghanistan and Albania." The confessions uncover the methods of recruitment and the planning of terrorist operations. Some of the terrorists were convinced of the concept of jihad against...
The article is the last part of the overview the paper started of the book of “Nahr Al-Zikrayat…Al-Muragaat Al-Fiqheia lil Gamaa Al-Islamiya” [The River of Memories…The Juristic Revisions of Al-Gama´a Al-Islamiya]. The overview contains the answers of the leaders of Al-Gama´a Al-Islamiya...
The author explicitly clarifies the meaning of the religious discourse and points out its sources and principles. He defines the term “religious discourse” as a package of general principles that form a program defining the conduct of a Muslim individual or group, in accordance with fundamental...
Some of the retired actors preferred to stay in the artistic field by discussing issues related to how to produce morally decent acting and the necessity of producing Islamic artistic works. Others moved to the business field and came to be connected to some sheikhs such as Amr Khaled.
The author suggests that a Jew in Egypt, who had converted to Islam, spread rumors that sparked the revolt against the third Orthodox caliph, ‘Uthmān.
Has piety become a means of profit-making? Or have some of us contracted psycho-social diseases that render our manners ostentatious and showy? In some five-star hotels now there are so-called Islamic wedding parties, the cost of which for 100 invited persons in all cases exceeds LE 100,000. The...
It seems there is a great deal of confusion between the hijāb and the niqāb. Some believe that the niqāb is a religious obligation, which is totally wrong.
Eight members of an organization have been accused of disseminating extremist thoughts based on distorting the Islamic religion and opposing its teachings. These thoughts deny all practices of pilgrimage. They also claim that real fasting should be practiced in the month of Sha’ban instead of the...
Cassette tapes urging jihād, bloodshed and relentlessness have been flooding the Egyptian market lately. They are produced in Saudi Arabia and exported to us via Egyptians coming home from hajj or cumra [lesser pilgrimage]. The objective pursued by these tapes was to give the impression that “we...
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