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O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and those of you who are in authority; and if ye have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the messenger if ye are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and more seemly in the end.

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
Reviewer: 
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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5. Shaykh Safwat Hijazi issues a fatwá allowing the killing of Israeli civilians in Cairo. The Azhar, law and media experts condemn the fatwá

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5. Shaykh Safwat Hijāzī issues a fatwá allowing the killing of Israeli civilians in Cairo. The Azhar, law and media experts condemn the fatwá
Date of source: 
15-08-2006
Author: 
Shaymā´ al-Shāmī
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A

few days ago Muslim dā‘īyah, Dr. Safwat

Hijāzī, issued a fatwá

urging Muslims to declare war against Israeli civilians worldwide.

The fatwá was severely

condemned by the Azhar, the highest religious institution in the Muslim

world, as incorrect and

terrorist in nature.

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14. Renewing religious discourse is one of the needs of the umma [Muslim nation] and it will not be the gate for defeating Islam

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14. Renewing religious discourse is one of the needs of the umma [Muslim nation] and it will not be the gate for defeating Islam
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p. 28-29
Date of source: 
2004-05-20
Author: 
Muhammad Sayyid
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The Ibn Khaldoun Center is nowadays spreading its opinions through a series of seminars it organized under the title “Renewing Religious Discourse.” The center puts forward suspicious ideas declaring that the Islamic thought needs to be reformed because it is not based on a valid logic. Al-Liwaa’ Al-Islami brought these suspicious ideas before four senior Muslim scholars who refuted them.

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1. No politics in religion

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1. No politics in religion
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P.51-53
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December 15-21, 2001
Author: 
Muhammad Sa‘id al-‘Ashmawi
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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.

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3. There is no religious government in Islam, and whoever calls for the restoration of the Khilafa [Caliphate] is crazy

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3. There is no religious government in Islam, and whoever calls for the restoration of the Khilafa [Caliphate] is crazy
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December 30, 1999
Author: 
Nashwá al-Dib
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Khilafa [the rule of a caliph, a successor of Mohammed who holds both worldly and religious responsibilities], the republic, monarchy; these are different forms of government systems. Which of them represents the Islamic system? Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, the Islamic thinker, expresses his thoughts on this matter in an interview.

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