An article presenting clarification on a number of Qur’ānic verses referenced by Geert Wilders in his film ’Fitna.’
Ḥasan Aḥmad Jaghām explains the Qur’ānic verse that is thought to order Muslim women to wear a Ḥijāb.
More than twenty-five articles in the Arabic newspapers are dedicated to the issue of eliminating religious signs in French schools and its relationship to secularism. President Jacques Chirac?s speech on this issue has provoked contradictory reactions, not only inside the French community,...
Muhammad Sayyed al-Ashmawi wrote a book titled "The Reality of Ḥijāb and the Pretext of the Ḥadīth.? He wrote that the way a person dresses is a life-affair [an issue of a personal choice] and has nothing to do with religion and that wearing a higab is not a conclusive religious ordinance....
writer records some arguments over some religious texts including al
Ḥijāb and circumcision. Also she discusses the question of right
hadīths and what is
called scarified hadīths.
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
The author of the article, Nafīsah ‘Abd al-Fattāh, lashes out at Farūq Husnī, the Egyptian minister of culture, over his anti- Ḥijāb statements in which he described the Ḥijāb as a regressive trend in Egypt.
Ākhir Sācah published a heated discussion about the alleged obligation of Muslim women to wear the Niqāb.
Prominent Azhar scholars express their views about forcing young girls to wear the khimār.
Rose al-Yousuf devotes a file to the increasing phenomenon of the hijāb in Egypt.
A number of Muslim scholars have urged the Azhar’ s Islamic Research Academy to refute the recent controversial fatwas of the Sudanese spiritual leader, Dr. Hasan al- Turābī.
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...
Scholars of the Azhar expressed their strong rejection to the establishment of a [belly] dance school in Egypt, stressing that the foundation of such a school is contradicting with the Islamic Sharia and the Egyptian constitution which states that Islam is the official religion of the state and...
Dr. Zaki Badawi, the advisor of Britain´s crown prince on Islamic issues, says that the hijab is not an obligation and that Muslims are responsible for the fact that westerners do not sympathize with the Palestinian issue. He comments on other aspects of the relation between Arabs and the West...
Reader of Rose al-Yousuf, Wafā’ al-Sayyid al-Murshidī, comments on two articles by Dr. Fātima Sayyid Ahmad and Zaynab Muntasir on the obligation of the hijāb in Islam.
Natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes and famines are not God’s revenge on the people of the world, Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī said.
Dr. Ahmad Shawqī al-Fanjarī argues that Islam does not impose the niqāb on women.
The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqfs of the Emirates organized a seminar about the niqab to discuss whether it is an Islamic obligation and whether Islam allows women to participate in the different public activities of life.
The study of Hussein Ahmad Amin succeeded in referring to the verses in the Qur’an that mention the veil, and explaining the purpose of each verse. The study also succeeded in explaining the social factors that led to the spread of the veil in Egypt.