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Al-Ahrām has interviewed a number of Muslim scholars in an attempt to unearth some of the reasons for the underdevelopment of the Muslim world.
Lecture about the need for understanding between Muslims and Christians. Presented in AWR as background to the lecture in Cairo, July 2004.
The most important issue in the Islamic world today is the relationship between two basic creeds of Islamic fiqh [jurisprudence]: Sunnis and Shiites. With the long history of discord which can lead to conflict, wise Muslim intellectuals believe that if the two parties were able to come closer to...
The first meeting between the Islamic world, led by Prophet Muhammad, and the Christians was in the 10th year of the Hijra, 631 AD. Prophet Mohammed met the Christians of Najrān in the Medina Mosque where he let them pray and celebrate their Easter holiday.
Islam is a universal religion that does not permit the oppression of Muslims or non-Muslims. This fact indicates justice, which is the basis of life in Islam. Islam is very keen on achieving justice for all human beings. Islam does not state justice only as a motto or but as a reality in the lives...
Islam is a universal religion with a universal message. The hands of Islam are stretched out to the world in love and peace because Islam is the religion of right and peace. The Islamic jihad was a necessity to protect right and peace and not to fight and wage war.
Islam is a universal religion that opens its doors to all people. It cares and respects the other, as it calls for forgiveness and modesty when dealing with the other. People will not realize the universal nature of Islam, unless they know its true principles.
The ghost of terrorism is hunting us again near the Azhar and in Taba. What would push youth to commit such dreadful crimes? It is the sayings of Muslim Brother philosopher Sayyid Qutb who wrote, "the pagan societies include those who claim to be Muslim societies." He also said, "believers should...
Islam has gone through prosperous periods during which Islamic scholars practiced Ijtihad. But then six centuries ago, Islam entered the era of “imitation” when Islam became imprisoned in a mold manipulated by political interests and personal interests. This led to the formation of a barrier...
Beauty is a principal part of human civilization and of the Islamic faith. This is contrary to the claims of a group of Muslims with distorted thought, that depicts Islam as if it were the enemy of life. • See art. 3: Religious freedom in Islam. • See art. 7: democracy in Islamic thought. • See...
A group of scholars and intellectuals traveled last week to Europe in order to “improve the image of Islam and Muslims” in Western public opinion. The program aims at eliminating mistaken ideas about Islam. This coincided with an agreement taken by a number of Muslim businessmen in Canada and the U...
A group of Islamic scholars and representatives of other religions held a meeting in Geneva, under the auspices of the Ta’arof [Acquaintance] Institution and the Qortoba Institution, to lay the foundations of dialogue between religions based on transparency. The symposium, attended by Islamic...
The author explains that Islam in Egypt is highly esteemed by both the followers of Muhammad and the followers of other religions all around the world. This estimation is due to the fact that Islam in Egypt is characterized by purity and tolerance within different Islamic schools. Al-Azhar...
A few months ago, I attended four Islamic conferences and noticed that the discussions were all the same and the words were almost identical.
Non-stop explanation of the facts of Islam and its tolerant teachings has to be extended to other nations through a line dissociating the faith from the misconducts of some Muslims, said Muhammad ‘Abd al-Fadīl al- Qousī, the deputy president of the Azhar University, in an interview.
In his book Features of Despotism, cAbd al-Rahman al-Kawākibī, who was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1854 and died in Egypt in 1902, defines despotism as an epithet of a government that has absolute limitless powers that stops at no law and respects no voice of its people. Kawākibī views that Islam,...
Islam has provided that the relationship between the different parties be one of balance, in other words justice and middle position as God said “Thus We have appointed you a middle nation, that ye may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you” [The Meaning...
I just want to ask the author why [Coptic] girls in specific, and not Coptic men, are subject to abduction? The stories we hear in Egypt, however, do not convince even small children. Apostasy [irtidād] is a result of bodily lust or some worldly purpose. It is not based on persuasion or belief in...
Although the surface of globalization implies progress, at its core, it causes many cracks in the economic, social, and political life of societies. One of the most dangerous challenges of globalization is the idea that the clash of civilizations is contrary to the dialogue between civilizations,...
Throughout history, Islam has established enduring principles and values. It has established a grand nation and a great civilization. But when we look at the current reality of Muslims we will see a great difference between the true essence of Islam and the current reality.

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