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Has the Saudi international conference on counter-terrorism conformed to the US vision of launching a war on terrorism? Was it really a new important step on the road to combating terrorism inside and outside the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia].
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted delegates from over 50 countries, including 15 from the Arab World, for the first International Conference on counter-terrorism.
The Mecca-based Muslim World League (MWL) held a conference lately to discuss the circumstances facing today’s Muslim world. The recommendations of the conference reflected the [cultural] plague that has infected the Islamic umma [nation] as well as proposals for treating it.
The Director of the Islamic Culture Department at the Faculty of Dacwa, al-Azhar University, Dr. Zakī Muhammad cUthmān believes technological development is a blessing that we should make the best use of to firmly establish the right values and culture.
Are we underdeveloped in knowledge and civilization or in religion? Men of religion will answer the lack of faith among Muslim youth is the reason. What they are missing that they are primarily responsible for that underdevelopment throughout the history of Islam.
There are some entities in Western societies that claim the supremacy of certain religions over others. Such a view feeds discrimination and enmity. Islam does not hold such a view, but encourages a feeling of brotherhood and a spirit of cooperation. Islam dictates its followers to believe in all...
The Islamic da’ya [a person who calls to Islam, a preacher] Youssef Al-Qaradawi is one of the icons of moderate Islamic thought and that is why he was chosen as head of the International League of Muslim Scholars as well as the European Council for Fatwas and Research. In this interview, Sheikh...
The globalization of ignorance means that a shameful simplification is adopted when speaking about the phenomenon of terrorism. Such simplification is accepted at the expense of a true understanding of the phenomenon of terrorism and also at the expense of the security of the whole world. The...
The statement of the Sheikh of the Azhar concerning attacking Israeli civilians is a true expression of the Islamic faith. However, Sheikh Al-Qaradawi refused it, not for religious reasons but for political ones. Al-Qaradawi’s opinion could be accepted if it was expressed by a politician. However...
Reforming the religious discourse is a must. Reforming Islamic jurisprudence requires interpretation based on reason not the text, and modernization not traditional ways, so that jurisprudents and Islamic scholars can find in Islam new rules and modern principles to motivate the reason and inspire...
A seminar on the dialogue between the Islamic and the Western civilizations was held in Greece. In the seminar, Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi stressed that Islam was not guilty of what happened in September 11. Islam rejects terrorism and jihad has nothing to do with terrorism. Islam also is a religion...
Misunderstanding the nature of the Islamic authority and judging Islam in the light of what happened to Christianity are the two reasons behind misunderstanding the relationship between Islam and secularism. Acknowledging the freedom of belief and thought, refusing the idea of the religious...
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...
Many orientalists and non-Muslim philosophers acknowledged the fact that the teachings of Islam are the best applicable. The article gives examples on what they have said about Islam.
The Islamic da’wa was badly affected as it has been carried out by people who concentrate on the appearance rather than the core of religion. Islam will not benefit from people who travel to Europe and America wearing short white gallabiyas, sitting on the ground licking their fingers after having...
Knowledge is essential to understand religion and religion is useless without it. Most Muslims do not pay much attention to this fact. Islam is a simple religion and therefore it is the religion of the world and humanity. If people stay simple they will find themselves part of the world and...
In this article Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi speaks about Islam and secularism, the weakness and disunity among Muslims, the Muslims’ aggression towards the West, the violence of the Gama’at Al-Islamiya and the responsibility of the preachers, thinkers and the governments towards correcting the...
The author speaks about the absent role of the Islamic religious institution and gives his perception of the role it should play. He believes that the Islamic religious institution is not able to spread an awareness of Islam in the West, which believes Islam to be the new enemy of western...
The book "Treatment of Non-Muslims in the State of Islam," by Ibrahim Suleiman, refutes the claims accusing Islam of being a religion of fanaticism that blots out freedom. It also discusses the principles of the Islamic Shari’a regarding the treatment of non-Muslims.
The Mufti of Egypt said that Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi disapproves of religious matters while being fully aware of it, maintaining and insisting on her disapproval and obscenities. Thus according to the Shari’a [Islamic Law], she steps out of the area of Islam and leaves Muslim society.

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