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An overview of three articles dedicated to Sheik Sha’arawi.
An overview of different articles on Sheikh Al-Sha’arawi
The author reviews a book by a Muslim physician/intellectual about some ill concepts by Muslims regarding religion and some practices mistakenly taken as religious orders.
Ahmad Shawqī al-Fanjarī blames the backwardness of Muslims on three persons, namely "the extremist Indian writer Abu al-‘Ala al-Mawdudī, the illiterate Bedouin Mufti who spearheads the Wahābī call ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Bin Bāz and Mullah Muhammad ‘Umar who applies his fatwas with whips and guns in...
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 article gives an overview of how Amr Khalid became a preacher. The author believes that he would soon be forgotten if he were prevented from preaching, especially as he does not say anything new, but just used a different discourse.
The religious television show "Nour Ala Nour" [part of a verse from the Qur’an. Lit: light on light], presented many religious figures, such as, Mahmoud Shaltout and Mohammed Mitwalli Al-Sha’arawi, who was discovered by Ahmed Farrag, the show’s host. Farrag discovered another scholar, namely Prof....
TV makes some sheikhs seem holy. Omar Abdel Kafi found himself glorified and then infallible and therefore holy. Whatever he said was believed. Abdel Sabour Shahin deceived lots of people by telling them that depositing their money in Al Rayan (An Islamic bank which couldn’t pay back the depositors...
The article is the text of a message Bishop Gregorios sent to the late sheikh Sha’arawi about the latter’s comments on Christian beliefs about the nature of Jesus Christ. The author believes that publishing this sensitive message is a way of bringing Christians and Muslims closer together.
The Grand Imam of the Azhar has filed a complaint to the Minister of Information because the main channels of television ignored the commemoration of sheikh Metwalli Al-Sha’arawy. In addition, the Mufti of Egypt expressed his opinion that Miss Egypt and similar [beauty] competitions, and also...
A battle for seats has been taking place in the Azhar after the promotion in March of Sheikh Sayed Wafa Agour to secretary of the Azhar. Sheikh Sha’arawi believed he should have been promoted and voiced his protest over the decision of the Al Azhar Sheikh.
"Giving statements requires being logical and fluent, and everything that lacks reason and does not reveal a truth is not a statement, even in signed by a hundred "intellectuals"!!, whether headed or not headed by Said Al-Naggar [Al-Naggar means the carpenter], the blacksmith, or even Said the car-...
When the extremist secular Farag Foda killed himself [this is the formulation of the author. Foda was murdered. See the comments of the RNSAW in the text], Sheikh Al-Sharawi - may God rest his soul - shouted: "Allahu Akbar! If I was to kill anybody, I would have killed this man..."
The opinions of the late Sheikh Mitwali Al-Sha’arawi and Father Matta Al-Meskin summarize to a large extent the features of the personality of Pope Shenouda.
The use of Fatwas (religious decrees) has been exploited to the full: the murder of President Sadat generated a Fatwa, the attack on the Population Conference in 1994 resulted in another Fatwa, the lootings of gold shops was followed by a Fatwa and the list is long.
The author wonders who will succeed sheik Sha’arawi. Who could take over his role as spiritual leader.
Sheikh Sha’arawi was the foremost television preacher and was able to influence millions. Sha’arawi’s aim was to maintain traditional religious values in society through convincing people to adhere to these values. The authors believe he died at a time that the tide of religious conservatism may...
Sha’arawi was considered "something of a saint". He defended Sadat when he visited Israel in 1977. His popularity grew after he resigned as minister of Religious Endowments and his popularity made him almost impervious to criticism and only a few, mostly leftists, dared challenge his religious...
An autobiography of the phenomenal preacher. The translator added the references to many other articles which appeared about sheikh Sha’arawi in the Egyptian press.
Sheik Mohammed Metwali Al-Sha’arawi, Egypt’s most popular preacher died early in the morning of the 17th of June.
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