An article presenting clarification on a number of Qur’ānic verses referenced by Geert Wilders in his film ’Fitna.’
In the article, the author talks about the philosophies of tolerance, justice, and equality that the Muslim caliphs adhered to when dealing with followers of religions other than Islām.
Islamic intellectual Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah has been released by the Egyptian high state security prosecutor, Hishām Badawī, after having been interrogated on charges of inciting sectarian sedition and insulting Copts and Christianity. While stating his acceptance of Dr. ‘Imārah’s apology for...
In a series of articles, entitled ‘The Perils of a Religious State,’ Dr. Jābir ‘Aṣfūr, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Culture, warns against the dangers of Islamic theocracy.
The author believes that the resignation of the Minister of Culture Fārūq Husnī would be a blow to Islām and its principles, especially after the Council of Ministers issued a statement declaring that Husnī’s opinions about the veil are his alone and do not reflect the Council’s opinion.
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.
The controversial draft law banning demonstrations inside mosques, recently submitted by the Ministry of Endowments to the Council of State, was the main focus of al-Ahrām’s recent interview with Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, the minister of endowments.
The Egyptian muftī, Shaykh ‘Alī Jum‘ah, was severely slammed by a number of Muslim scholars for his recent fatwá, in which he permits mobile phone companies to install their towers on mosque minarets.
A number of Muslim scholars, who participated in the Muslim-Danish dialogue initiative a few months ago, unanimously agree that the engagement in positive and constructive dialogue with the West is a duty for every Muslim to correct the false perceptions of Islam in the West.
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