Arabic term for “One God.” all monotheistic religions.
“You who love the prophet of Allāh, never neglect the Takbirat al-Iḥrām,” is a sign hung on the wall of the administrative building of al-‘Ayyāṭ Church. Muḥammad Mamdūḥ ‘Abd al-Salām considers the issue to be provocative for Copts, criticizing what he called “the hypocrisy” of the priest who favors the government over his people.
A Dutch bishop calls to use the Arabic word “Allāh” instead of “God.” His call sparked protests in The Netherlands, where the bishop declared that this statement was a personal opinion that does not express the opinion of any of the churches in The Netherlands.
Statements by Dutch Bishop Tiny Muskens on a Dutch TV program on the use of the name Allah and God by Muslims and Christians. Sāmih Fawzī believes there is a need to enact a law that regulates the issue of conversion.
There is no legislative standard in determining who is granted custody of the children in case of the parents’ divorce as a result of the father’s conversion. Similar cases are treated on a different basis with different results. An Egyptian lawyer said the situation was menacing sectarian sedition.
Jamāl al-Bannā reviews the contents of a Web site of a Sudanese Muslim scholar who belongs to the Qur’anis Group. The Sudanese scholar refuted the teaching of a book that belonged to a member of the ‘Sunnah Supporters’ group which affirmed that the Prophetic Sunnah is as important to Muslims as the Qur’ān.
An article, written by the Muftī of Egypt, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, was published on the Muslims Speak Out on-line forum and affirmed that unless they disturb public order, those who revert from Islam face no worldly punishment.
Fādī Emile discusses the problem of the Christian-born twins, Mario and Andrew, whose father’s conversion to Islam forced them to be registered as Muslims. Emile interviews the twins to speak about their perplexing problem.
Eng. Kamāl Fawzī Dūs, a member of the Egyptian Businessmen Council in Emirates, highlights three different frameworks that governed the way non-Muslims should be treated in Muslim communities. He adds that these frameworks secured equality among citizens, giving them the right to build and restore their houses of worship and guarantee their freedom of belief.
A lecture delivered by Rabbi Reuven Firestone at ‘Ayn Shams University enraged the audience.
Egyptian literature has witnessed several religious debates. The article presents an example of these debates and sheds light on the first novel on the human values of the Crucifixion, written by a Muslim Egyptian entitled, ‘Qariyah Zālimah’ [Unjust Village].