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Muslims believe Qur'ān is compilation of God's revelations. [Original: Qur’ān}

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15. No difference in essence between Shurá and democracy

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15. No difference in essence between Shūrá and democracy
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p. 13
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27-04-2008
Author: 
Dr Hasan Nafi‘ah
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The author addresses the issue of whether the concept of Shūrá in Islamic thought differs from the concept of democracy in the West.

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14. The transformations of Shaykh al-Qaradawi

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14. The transformations of Shaykh al-Qaradāwī
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p. 25
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25-04-2008
Author: 
Dr ‘Abd al-Mu‘ti Bayyumi
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī denies that the Qur’ān has texts with presumptive and indisputable passages and ones that call non-Muslims kafīr.

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12. Controversy over the purification of fiqh heritage between Azhar scholars

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12. Controversy over the purification of fiqh heritage between Azhar scholars
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p. 14
Date of source: 
25-04-2008
Author: 
Subhi Mujahid
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The Azhar is experiencing a controversy between scholars who call for the purification of fiqh heritage and those who believe fiqh already contains rules of extended applications and that no scholar now is able to understand such rules.

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4. Egyptian press covers more international reactions to Wilders’ ’Fitna’

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4. Egyptian press covers more international reactions to Wilders’ ’Fitna’
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31-03-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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While the majority of Muslims call to boycott The Netherlands because of the offensive movie ’Fitna,’ some extremists attacked Dutch interests in certain countries. However, Dr, ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the muftī of Egypt explained the way he reacted: “I carried the Glorious Qur’ān, kissed it and read it for over an hour.”’

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10. Jamal al-Banna: The Qur’an only has an impressionistic influence and interpreters pierce the Isra’iliyat in their interpretation of the Qur’an

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10. Jamāl al-Bannā: The Qur’ān only has an impressionistic influence and interpreters pierce the Isrā’īlīyāt in their interpretation of the Qur’ān
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p. 3
Date of source: 
03-04-2008
Author: 
Mahmud ‘Isá (Interviewer)
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Katia Saqqa
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In an interview with Mahmūd ‘Īsá, Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā elaborates on many of his controversial stances and honors the Qur’ān as the only authentic point of reference for Muslims. He also declares that the divine influence of the Qur’ān is not in the human interpretation of the Qur’ānic verses, but in the influence that the word of God itself has on the listener.

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12. No conflict

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12. No conflict
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p. 1
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06-04-2008
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Youssef Sidhom
Proposal requests that Bah&#257’&#299s should have the right to formal documents, Christian wives should be allowed to share husbands inheritance
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Zaynab Radwan, the deputy speaker of the parliament and a professor of Sharī‘ah recently submitted a number of proposals to Parliament. Amongst other things, the proposals called for Bahā’īs’ rights to obtain formal documents and stated that Christian wives of Muslim men should be able to have a share in their husband’s inheritance.

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15. Surprise: Both al-Ghazali and Jad al-Haq supported "the testimony of a woman" without knowing the researcher’s name

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15. Surprise: Both al-Ghazālī and Jād al-Haq supported "the testimony of a woman" without knowing the researcher’s name
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p. 12
Date of source: 
31-03-2008
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Dr. Zaynab Radwān has stated that most Qur’ānic references to witnesses do not make any reference to gender. Some references fully equate the testimony of males and females.

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20. “The time has come to have a lawful Muslim Brotherhood political party,”

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20. “The time has come to have a lawful Muslim Brotherhood political party,”
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06-04-2008
Author: 
Tamir Shukri
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The issue of the formation of a legal Muslim Brotherhood political party has re-surfaced after the speaker of the People’s Assembly stated that it is time to establish such a party.

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29. ’What does the word ’home’ mean?’ on al-Barnamij al-‘Am radio station

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29. ’What does the word ’home’ mean?’ on al-Barnāmij al-‘Ām radio station
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p. 14
Date of source: 
04-04-2008
Author: 
Hibah Salim
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The author describes the friendship between the imām of al-Nūr mosque and the bishop of Hilwān.

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32. Marriage between a Muslim woman and a Kitabi [Christian or Jewish] man violates the Qur’an

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32. Marriage between a Muslim woman and a Kitābī [Christian or Jewish] man violates the Qur’ān
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p. 4
Date of source: 
06-04-2008
Author: 
‘Abd al-Rahman Bin Muhammad Lutfi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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In the article, the author rejects the idea that a Muslim woman is allowed to marry a Kitābī [a Jewish or Christian] man.

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