Sayings, legal statements/practices of important Islamic figures.
Last week’s Egyptian press tended to reflect on the reasons behind and potential consequences of the eye-catching phenomenon of Niqāb-clad women prevailing in all classes of society.
The following text presents a number of the most popular Islamic Dā‘iyahs in the modern time.
The press review detects the ongoing discussions in Egyptian press on the chaos of Fatwás, especially the reactions to the recent Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah who refused to consider the Egyptian young men who drowned on the Italian cost to be martyrs.
The following lines summarize an interview with Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb in which he discusses various current issues. He also announced a possible meeting between the Azhar and the Vatican.
The Muftī of Egypt faced a storm of criticism following his
’controversial’ remarks about the Egyptian youths who died on the Italian shores while trying to cross the border
illegally in search of a better life, in which he condemned their illegal acts and refused to consider them
al-Bannā criticizes Retrospectivism
and Salafism as flaws in the Islamic Da‘wá that hinder the progress of Muslims and
Islam. He also doubts the reliability of many of the Ḥadīths.
Shaykh Ishāq al-Hawīnī, who belongs to al-Salafīyah group, fiercely attacks preacher ‘Amr Khālid describing him as a devil on earth on a tape he recorded.
The article sheds light on the Azhar Scholars Front’s statement which reveals that the Grand Imām Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī has been inconsistent as far as his fatwas concerning bank interest are concerned. The statement shows that although he permitted it recently, in 1989 Ṭanṭāwī issued a Fatwá declaring that interest is a Ribā, that is Ḥarām.
The author rejects attempts of some Muslim scholars to dig up old heritage books to find Ḥadīths in an attempt to distort peaceful relation between Muslims and Christian. He believes that since the Qur’ān acknowledges all previous religions as being a part of Islam, followers of all other monotheistic religions belong to Islam.
Muḥammad Nūr gauges the opinions of Muslim scholars on the decision of the Azhar to dismiss Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Aṭiyyah for releasing a Fatwá demanding that female workers breastfeed their male colleagues.