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Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
Shebl says the series of "Awan Al-Ward" led to discussions that Egyptians were in dire need of. Before the disaster of 1967 [in reference to the defeat of the six day war], there were no discussions about the relationship between Muslims and Christians. People were dealing with their companions on...
Two truths mentioned in the Qur’an that form Islam’s stand towards other religions. First, there is an objective unity between Islam and other revealed religions. Second, the Qur’an does not mention any religion, whether revealed or not, in a negative way.
Revealed scriptures speak about the light that gives man life and spirit. Even un-revealed religions like Buddhism speak about light enlightenment. Everyone should try to arrive at a state of enlightenment in order not to be trapped in a state of kufrania, i.e. the denying the need for...
The article reviews an imaginary interview between a Bahā’ī and a Muslim on the fundamentals of Bahā’īsm.
There are two types of terrorism, a terrorism that is practiced against Muslim and terrorism Muslims practice. The terrorism practiced against Muslim is an old one as it started by strong polytheists when the Islamic Da´wa was in the bud. Later, it took different forms such as crusades,...
The author comments on an article by Ayda Al-Gohari titled “The phenomenon of Amr Khalid…the preacher of rich people who look for a meaning [in life].” He believes that the analysis of Ayda is dominated by a secular, Marxist point of view – which led her to concentrate on the effect of the...
The article explains the meaning of kufr [unbelief] and kufar [unbelievers] as mentioned in the Qur´an. It tells that the word kufr has a dogmatic and a linguistic meaning and that there is no verse in the Qur´an that orders the killing of kufar. All the Qur´anic verses delay the...
This article refutes some religious ideas that are believed to be religious postulates. The callers for the establishment of a religious state always use such purportedly religious postulates to support their argument. The author believes that these postulates are among the reasons behind the...
The author expressed the opinion that Islam is the sealed religion and the only religion accepted by God. He quoted many Qura’nic verses to prove that all prophets starting from Noah and ending by Jesus Christ had called for Islam.

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