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Egypt, the Arab world and the international community will pay last respects on Tuesday (March 20) to Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who died at the age of 89 on Saturday (March 17), after a celebrated life of achievements in the service of the nation. [Ashraf Sādiq, al-Ahrām, March 19, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Lawyers of the martyrs’ families called for applying “the severest penalty” – execution – against ousted President Husnī Mubārak, his sons Jamāl and ‘Alā’, former interior minister Habīb al-‘Ādlī and six of his top aides on charges of involvement in killing demonstrators during the January 25, 2011 upheaval. [‘Isām Milījī, Khālid Abū al-‘Iz, Samīrah ‘Alī ‘Ayyād and ‘Amr ‘Alī al-Fār, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 10, p. 1] read original text in Arabic
The fatwa concerning the legal position of Muslim-American military men with regard to participating in the American attacks on Afghanistan was issued before the start of the attacks. However, because it reached American-Muslim military men after the war had started it was wrongly understood to support the war and the killing of Muslim Afghans-something completely untrue, especially in view of the fact that the scholars who issued the fatwa had declared their rejection of the war.
Different reports on whether or not Christians in Islamic countries are persecuted: 30.1 Hermann Schalück OFM Persecuted Christians? Introduction 30.2 Johannes Müller SJ Religious Freedom - Aspirations and Reality Reflections on the Complex Relationship between Christians and Muslims 30.3 Theodor Kampschulte, Case Study of Indonesia 30.4 Edmund Chia FSC, Case Study of Malaysia 30.5 Norris Nawab PBVM, Case Study of Pakistan 30.6 Antoine Audo SJ, Case Study of Syria 30.7 Guy-Paul Noujaim, Case Study of Lebanon 30.8 Louis Sako, Case Study of Iraq 30.9 Cornelis Hulsman, Case Study of Egypt 30.10 Josef Stamer MA, Case Study of West Africa 30.11 George Ehusani, Case Study of Nigeria
The article gives an overview of the terrorist actions Ayman Al-Zawahri and his followers committed in Egypt. It also speaks about the reasons that led Al-Zawahri to blow up the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan.
Associating religion with a certain regime or institution wrongs religion and turns it into a mere temporary and worldly formula that stops at personal conflicts and financial interests. True religion does not focus on establishing regimes but cares in the first place about planting the true faith in the hearts of people.
The book "The New Crusader War" mentioned a fatwa to the effect that if the murderer of the innocent people in America is a Muslim, he has to pay half the diyya [compensation money] to the families of murdered Muslims and nothing more. Usama Bin Laden expressed the same opinion when he was asked why he agreed with the September 11 events although hundreds of Muslims were killed.
*Why they are considered martyrs and how will they be resurrected?
*Compensation for death, when is it acceptable under Islam?
Deaths due to accidents involving airplanes and ships provoke more than one question for Islamic legislation. How, why and when are victims considered to be martyrs by God?
Is their reward equal to that of those who lay down their lives in the name of God?
And what of compensation from the Islamic viewpoint, can the "Diya"(a term used for money paid out to compensate for a wrongful death under Islamic law) replace regular compensation?. All these questions are answered in this article.