Arabic term for “One God.” all monotheistic religions.
The author reviews a book about Egyptians’ traditions and customs authored by Sāmyah ‘Abd al-Nūr entitled, “Egyptian Customs and Festivals.”
The establisher of the Cultural Charity Foundation and the Chief of the Center of Studying the Intentions of the Islamic Sharī‘ah, as well as the former Saudi Petroleum Minister Aḥmad Zakī al-Yamānī, is interviewed by al-Dustūr following his lecture at Cairo University. He discusses Islamic Sharī‘ah, Fiqh, and dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Days before the Shūrá Council elections, the electoral campaigns have witnessed heated battles between the candidates of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ruling National Democratic Party. Both struggling blocks have accused each other of violating the law and showing religious references on their electoral posters.
An interview with Dr. Jalil Roshandel on the impact of Jihād on international security. He discusses differences in Sunnī and Shī‘ah thinking, nuclear weapons, and the impact of prejudices beliefs of terrorism on individuals.
Jamāl al-Banna forcefully attacked new scholars accusing them of reactionary and backwardness for their incorrect understanding of Qur’ānic texts, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s dialogue forum.
Muḥammad al-Dusūqī Rushdī reports on the Islamic opinion of Murtadds. Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī believes that Riddah is one of the most serious dangers that threaten Islam. “Riddah threatens the spirituality of Muslims,” al-Qaradāwī said. He also differentiated between two kinds of Riddah: the heavy Riddah and the light one.
The article responds to the allegations of the Libyan president, Mu‘ammar al-Qadhdhāfī, who has attacked Christianity, claiming that the Bible is corrupt and Jesus was not crucified but someone else replaced him.
In one of his books, Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān interprets the Sūrah of al-Tawbah [Chapter of Repentance] as a divine order that supports killing non-Muslims unless they convert to Islam. However, the author cites a more moderate interpretation, saying that it is meant to straighten the behavior of non-Muslims toward other people.
Muhammad Shibl discusses hadd al-Riddah in Islam.
The article represents the opinions of Muslim scholars about the Tunisian researcher’s book ‘Tarīkhyyat al-Da‘wah al-Muhammadīyah’ [The History of the Muhammadan Call].