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Muhammad Zuhdī presents an overview of three books that deal with heated Islamic topics, such as the causes of the revelation of Qur’ānic verses, the extent of religious freedom in Islām and the necessity of renewing Islamic discourse.
Hasan al- Turābī’s liberal stand on women’s rights has angered many Muslim scholars around the world. His recent controversial fatwas, permitting marriage between Muslim women and kitābīs [Reviewer: People of the book: Christians and Jews] and allowing women to lead men in communal prayers,...
The article is an interview with the Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gom´aa. He expresses his anger with the Egyptian press, believing that some publications deliberately exploit religion to arrive at certain aims. He adds that he has been exposed to unjust campaigns waged against him by certain...
Dr. ‘Abd al-‘Azīm Ramadān has called upon Islamic societies to issue a statement condemning terrorist groups as murtad [apostate from Islam].
Muslims are no doubt responsible for their religion being abused. They helped through their actions, which are not related to Islamic teachings, in accusing their religion of terrorism and blood thirst.
A Saudi judge called for the hadd punishment* of a Tunisian singer because she allegedly compared herself to the Prophet. Some Arab countries demanded the execution of another singer as it was said that she named her dog after one of the prophets. A third singer was imprisoned as he was charged...
A discussion of homosexuality and Egyptian law taken from a bachelor’s thesis on Egyptian law.
A discussion of the Qur’ānic basis for hudoud, the punishment of specific crimes, and how the hudoud should be applied in society.
Ahmad Shawqī al-Fanjarī argues that the application of the hudoud [Islamic penal code] must be proceeded by social reform, and that its application has only led to great suffering.
Khomeini’s Iran, the Taliban’s Afghanistan, Nimeiri’s Sudan and several other countries have claimed to be ruled according to Islam. Yet such ’Islamic’ rule merely led to backwardness and oppression. The elite in Egypt are terrified by the idea that a theocracy Egypt would bring a whirlpool of...
Radical Islamists have not only settled for censorship in their fight against intellectuals, but have issued fatwas, sentencing to death thinkers with whom they disagree. Intellectuals across the Muslim world have been attacked or assassinated in accordance with these fatwas.
The Afro-Asian Writers Organization, chaired by Dr. Muhammad Majdī Murjān, organized a symposium titled Islam and security facing terrorism and extremism. The symposium was attended by Dr. Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq, Minister of Endowments, a number of African and Asian ambassadors, a group of scholars...
The Egyptian law relies on the French law concerning crimes of adultery. This way, the law lacks equality between men and women in cases when one of them is caught red handed in marital unfaithfulness. It also lacks equality in the punishment related to this crime. Many men of law believe that the...
In his new book al-Islām wa al-Dawla al-Madanīya [Islam and the civil state], Dr. cAbd al-Muctī Bayyoumī totally opposes the notion of a religious state and regards it as a big contradiction with the spirit of Islam. Moreover, he assures that the state of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) was absolutely a...
Did the Grand Imam of the Azhar, Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, give the green light to US Christian organizations to practice the freedom to Evangelize in Egypt and the Muslim world?
Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, referred a controversial fatwa to the Islamic Research Institute. This took place after Islamic activist Tāriq Ramadān, (the grandson of Shaykh Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group), called for the cessation of...
In this article, Mustafa Mahmoud speaks about the true meaning of Shari’a [Islamic law], to whom it has been given and on whose shoulders rests the responsibility of applying it. He comments on application of Shari’a in Sudan and Iran.
The punishment for Ridda [apostasy] from Islam was not stated clearly in the Holy Qur’an like the punishment for stealing. However, it was mentioned in two not-agreed-by-all Hadiths. The scholars did not consider such Hadiths while giving opinions, to the extent that Dr. Mahmoud Shaltout, the late...
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