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The Sheikh of the Azhar called for boycotting all foreign products that would benefit Israel and harm Arabic and Islamic countries. He said that boycotting foreign products is a duty and a kind of national support of Palestine. The Muftī declared that importing any foreign product that has an...
The Egyptian press exposed religious authorities’ and intellectuals’ points of view regarding the violent confrontations between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces; in his interview with al-Musawwar, the Shaykh of the Azhar condemned the Israeli trespassing of al-Aqsá mosque....
Amid growing anger in the Muslim world over the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, views have differed on whether it is the right time for Muslims to enter into dialogue with Denmark on freedom of expression and respect for religions. This press review highlights the opinions of two...
Views in the Muslim world have differed over the proper reaction to the controversial Danish cartoons. However, most Muslim scholars have stressed the need for drawing clear lines between freedom of expression and irresponsible freedom that insults religious beliefs.
The Grand Imam called for the boycott on American and Israeli goods not to be extended to goods produced by foreign companies in Egypt. He pointed out that these companies employ a large number of Egyptians and generate income for the Egyptian treasury through taxes.
A Lebanese scholar issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims to deposit money in American banks and associations because the interest on this money benefits the Israeli existence. Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Azhar University said that this fatwa complied with the Islamic Shari´a. A member...
Many Muslim scholars explained that, according to the Shari´a, it is not right to use mosques for demonstrations. Mosques are places for worship and preaching, holy places that should not be a place for shouting and gathering. Expressing anger and dissatisfaction could be done through collecting...
In response to the offensive cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, first published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September 2005, moderate Egyptian preacher, ‘Amr Khālid has revealed an initiative to engage in dialogue with Danish youth and intellectuals in a bid to find common...
Authors in several newspapers are calling for appeasement in Arab and Muslim countries over the problem of the Danish newspaper’s cartoons, though many are still furious over the cartoons. A few authors do not consider boycotting Danish products a nice solution, while others propose that an...

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