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Muftī

Islamic scholar, high ranking government official, delivers fatwás.

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14. “The murtadd cannot receive any worldly punishment,” the Mufti of Egypt says

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14. “The murtadd cannot receive any worldly punishment,” the Muftī of Egypt says
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25-07-2007
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Tamir Shukri
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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.

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1. Editorial

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1. Editorial
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29-10-2007
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Critique on IGMF in Frankfurt saying that Dr. Hamdi Zaqzouq “defends the application of the death penalty for people who convert from Islam to Christianity”
Emotional debates and sensitive stories on conversions in Egypt.
The secretary of Pope Benedict expressing his fear about the Islamization of Europe.

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4. The Mufti: A Muslim can abandon his religion; his fate is with God on Judgment Day

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4. The Muftī: A Muslim can abandon his religion; his fate is with God on Judgment Day
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Date of source: 
24-07-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khaliq Misahil
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The Muftī of Egypt Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah asserted that Muslims are free to change their faith as it is a matter between an individual and God.

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25. The jurisprudence of backwardness

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25. The jurisprudence of backwardness
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p. 12
Date of source: 
12-07-2007
Author: 
al-Sayyid Yasin
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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al-Sayyid Yāsīn discusses the impact of what he calls the ‘jurisprudence of backwardness’ on the features of every-day life of Islamic societies. He believes that the impact of such narrow-mindedness in applying the Islamic Sharī‘ah affected almost all socio-political, economic and cultural aspects of life.

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19. The role of the Azhar in resisting the flow of perplexing Fatwás

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19. The role of the Azhar in resisting the flow of perplexing Fatwás
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p. 56
Date of source: 
13-07-2007
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Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘ti Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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The author classifies those who issue Fatwás in our modern time into three major categories; scholars with some knowledge about Islam but who refuse to recognize modern needs of the era, scholars who have little knowledge of Islam but who have modern appearances to convince people with what they say even if it was far from the Islamic Sharī‘ah, and finally, the true Muftīs who mix the genuine understanding of religion with current developments.

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18. Dr. Mus&#803t&#803afá al-Shak‘ah: Mubarak’s regime is not based on Shurá and we do not accept it

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18. Dr. Mus&#803t&#803afá al-Shak‘ah: Mubārak’s regime is not based on Shūrá and we do not accept it
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11-07-2007
Author: 
Shayma’ ‘Abd al-Latif
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Shaymā’ ‘Abd al-Laṭīf interviewed Dr. Muṣṭafá al-Shak‘ah, member of the Islamic Research Academy, on Islamic-related issues such as his opinion on the recent controversial Fatwás, the role of the academy in censoring books, and the recent calls to purify religious books from weak Ḥadīths.

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1. Editorial

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17-10-2007
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Drs. Cornelis Hulsman
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Ayman ‘āshūr concluded that everyone must respond strongly to attempts to manipulate religion in order to protect Islam and Christianity.
al-Ahrām al-‘Arabī wrote about “Who is responsible for the escalation of the Copts’ crisis?”
Discussions about the succession of Pope Shenouda continue.

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5. It has been quite common for Muslims and Jews to convert to Islam to avoid persecution and then leave it once the danger has passed

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5. It has been quite common for Muslims and Jews to convert to Islam to avoid persecution and then leave it once the danger has passed
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17-07-2007
Author: 
Jamal al-Banna
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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While the majority of Muslim schools impose the death penalty on people who convert from Islam, the Qur’ān imposes no earthly punishment for conversion, and the Prophet Muhammad never killed anybody for apostasy. In the following lines Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā writes about tolerance in Islam and proposes a solution for converted Christians who wish to re-embrace Christianity.

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43. Female circumcision; facts and statistics

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43. Female circumcision; facts and statistics
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09-07-2007
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Katia Saqqa
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97% of Egyptian women are circumcised. The Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī prohibiting female circumcision, the official rejecting stance of legislative institutions in the country, and the highlighted dangers of the operation seem to have little influence on the conservative traditional opinions of more traditional people men of religion. The task seems more difficult in the south of the country, where circumcision is a deep-rooted tradition.

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25. Can the Mufti be subject to a mental ability test upon order of the General Prosecutor?

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25. Can the Muftī be subject to a mental ability test upon order of the General Prosecutor?
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p. 10
Date of source: 
09-07-2007
Author: 
Muhammad al-Baz
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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An engineer filed a communiqué to the Public Prosecutor demanding to sack the Muftī ‘Alī Jum‘ah and to refer him to a medical committee in order to test his mental ability.

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