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Saudi Arabia officially abolished the use of flogging as a form of punishment, as well as the death penalty for juniors last week. An important news event that didn’t get the coverage it deserves. A heated argument has long raged through the corridors of the United Nations, between those who think...
All streams of political Islam are competing for the need to apply the punishments under the Islamic law, which includes the so-called al-Ḥudūd al-Sharʿiyah, as a divine system that cannot be replaced by penal systems. In the experience of the Muslim Brotherhood's rule of Sudan, which lasted from...
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.

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