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The article reports on a meeting hosted by Qatar and headed by Kofi Annan, the UN secretary-general. At the end of this meeting the participants released a statement urging everyone not to use the right to freedom of expression as a pretext to provoke hostility or offend beliefs.
The Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Goma´a, denied the fatwa attributed to him regarding a woman´s right to receive a payment for serving her husband and children. He said that his words in this respect were distorted and taken out of context.
The Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Goma´a, commented on the issue of “Renewal of Fiqh and its Restrictions” in a seminar organized by the Islamic Benevolent Organization, presided by Dr. Muhammad Shawqi Al-Fangari. Dr. Usama Al-Baz, the political advisor of President Mubarak, participated in the...
Participants in the sixth international conference for Zakat [almsgiving as prescribed in Islam] in Doha stressed that Zakat is one of the most important means for eradicating poverty and achieving development in poor countries. They also denied any relation between Zakat organizations and...
The Islamic Research Institute issued a fatwa considering Baha’is and Babis as apostates because they have changed the fundamentals of the Islamic creed.
The article is a response to an article by Abdu Mubashir published in Al-Ahram on November 2, 2003. In his article Mubashir attacked the veil under the pretext that it triggers the West and causes hostility against Islam and Muslims. The article mentions the opinions of a number of Muslim scholars...
Helmy Salem, coordinator of the seminar of “Scientific means for renewing religious discourse”, organized by Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies on August 12 and 13 in Paris, responds to the criticism Al-Liwaa´ Al-Islami directed to the seminar and the statement it released.
Al-Liwa Al-Islami published the first part of an interview with Dr. Ali Gomaa, Mufti of Egypt. This part discusses the role of Dar Al-Ifta´, the uniform of Al Azhar, the various bases for making a fatwa, and the relations between the Dar Al-Ifta´ and Al Azhar.
The Sheikh of the Azhar sent a message to the bishop of Canterbury to support the stance of the Episcopal Church, which rejects homosexuality and homosexual marriage. He affirmed that all divine religions agreed upon prohibiting homosexual relations.
Seven religious scholars refute the allegations of the Zionist German writer Christian Luxenburg, who claims that the Qur´an was written in the Aramaic language which prevailed at that time and not Arabic. Further, they argue against his theory that the Qur´an was not a revealed text but...
The American magazine Newsweek continues the anti-Islamic campaign launched by the West and Zionism. It has recently published an article of an anonymous writer, allegedly Christoph Luxenberg, under the title “Defying the Qur´an.” The author of this article claimed that the Qur´an was...
The writer explains the core of Islam in dealing with the People of the Book [Jews and Christians]. He also clarifies the misunderstanding of a haddith Nabawi: “Do not start saluting Jews and Christians…”
The writer reports about a meeting of Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi titled “The Religious Discourse in the Age of Globalization” at the journalists Syndicate. Dr. Al-Qaradawi discussed the meaning and methods of renewing religious dialogue, fiqh of priorities, martyrdom operations, and resistance of...
Poet Ahmed Abdel Mo´ti Hegazi stated that Islamic ruling concerning women do not give Muslim women a status better than that of women in countries that apply total gender equality. He asked for reviewing opinions of old fiqh scholars in this issue. He also asked for gender equality when it...
Since the Arab Culture Conference started, Al-Liwa Al-Islami has been writing against it, describing it as an anti-Islam conference. Part of its criticism of the conference was directed to the Minister of Culture, who called for it, and to Al-Qahera, the paper of the ministry. The two papers have...
Secularists are playing the role of roaming poets to spread a culture that is similar to the culture of Gypsies. They seek to draw the attention of the umma away from its glories past and its attempts to overcome the current crisis in order to get into an absurd theological maze or a new kind of...
Vice-chairman of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs stressed that protecting faith is a sacred national duty in all religions and civilizations world -wide. He pointed out that secularists seeks to overstep religion, the Qur´anic text, and even the Muslim nation in order to pave the way...
The article is an interview with the Sheikh of the Azhar. He comments on the Arab Culture Conference, secularism, martyrdom operations, the role of the Islamic Research Institute in supervising religious books and the Azhar missions to Europe and the US.
The article is an interview with the Sheikh of the Azhar. He comments on the future of the Islamic nation [umma], renewing religious discourse and the Arab Culture Conference, which is said to have called for anti-Islamic ideas.
Dr. Fou´ad Zakariya, a professor of Philosophy, suggested secularism as a substitute for Islamic thinking, stressing that it is the solution for the intellectual rigidity Muslims suffer from. The author approaches a group of Muslim scholars of religion for comments, they all object to this...
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