Discussion of the murder of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007 Kees Hulsman’s visit to Europe to promote AWR work in discussions and meetings. Comments that the rise of militant and political Islam increased since 2002. Shaykh Tantawi called for punishing...
The article reports on the angry reactions of Muslim countries after new caricatures which mock the Prophet Muhammad were published in a Swedish newspaper.
The author discusses the current political trends in Egypt, and considers how history has shaped them. Is division in society a new phenomenon, was it pre-existing, and what should be addressed to strengthen society as a whole.
A Pakistani Fatwá regards the vaccination against polio as Ḥarām because it was discovered by two American Jewish scientists who, according to the Fatwá, created the vaccination in order to negatively impact the potency of Muslims.
Mosques are now targeted by extremists who use it to lead civil disobedience movements and to raise funds for political and military actions.
The following article presents an overview of the Annual Anglican-Al Azhar Interfaith Meeting that implicitly dealt with dialogue and means of furthering it. Wisam al-Deweny provides her input on the subject, and recommends means of improving this dialogue in the future.
‘Ādil Jundī writes his article from the perspective of a Muslim Egyptian, saying that he would work hard to purify his religious heritage by subjecting it to reason and research.
The author discusses the knighthood being awarded to Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses.” This action has again fuelled tensions between the Arab world and the West. The author comments on the situation, and questions where this animosity really originates.
Nabīl ‘Abd al-Malik attempts to sail deeper to the roots of the current socio-political, economic, and cultural crises storming the Arab and Islam worlds. He believes that Egypt, at the heart of both worlds, is affected by the changes taking place in the region, which appears in the sectarian...
The article talks about the offer that Dr. Fadl, the founder of the Islamic group and the Jihād Organization, has received for selling his review on Islamic groups for one million Australian pounds. The review is entitled, ‘Wathīqat Tarshīd al-Jihād fī Misir wa-al-‘Ālam’ [Al-Jihād Document of...