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The imams of Sohag [Sūhāj]   agreed on the need to renew and develop the religious discourse in order to keep pace with the times, pointing out that the most important characteristics of the Islamic dʿawa is that it is renewed because it addresses all people in all ages. 
Dr. Muhammad  Ṣalāḥ agrees with the report „Inside the Jihadi Mind“ of the Tony Blair Foundation that the ideology if IS needs to be confronted. Ideology only can be confronted by another ideology. Communication is needed. “We need dialogue with Dāʿish and anyone else to bring them back within the...
Washington Post  published an article by the Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah  with the title "Prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’ to Muslims: Egypt’s mufti" on September 18, 2012.
This paper expands upon earlier work published in Arab-West Report by Dutch Arabists Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo on the contested earliest sources of Islam.1 Mulder and Milo illustrate that critical scholarship has cast doubt on the historic
The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the...
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
This third and final article on Shaykh Usāmah al-Qūsī focuses on a matter closest to his heart and specialization of study: The sunna of Muhammad, that is, what he said and did outside the recorded testimony of the Qur'ān. Whereas article one provided his life history in pursuit of this knowledge,...
Publisher: Uitgeverij Meinema, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands (2009)Translator: Sandra HeijdenEditor: Alexander Wamboldt The preface to Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo’s 2009 book ’The Contested Sources of Islam’, where the authors introduce the four German revisionist historians whose theories about...
The Ḥijāb is not an obligation in Islām, and it is dangerous to easily classify certain concepts under the known and proven. Islām needs innovating scholars who are able to bring it up to date while maintaining the sense of Sharī‘ah, depending on the reasonable interpretation of the Qur’ān and the...
The writer records some arguments over some religious texts including al Ahād hadīths, Ḥijāb and circumcision. Also she discusses the question of right hadīths and what is called scarified hadīths.
Nabīl Zakī reports about how the issue of human rights is being tackled in educational religious curricula.
The author records some misunderstandings of a hādīth that calls for reproduction, and sees that the real development in the religious address requires a process of qualifying mosque preachers.
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
Some preachers came out of the blue and gave themselves the right and authority to passjudgment against well-known Muslim scholars solely because of the fact that theydisagreed with their opinions. The writer condemned these preachers, and their demands to shed Muslim blood over a disagreement...
Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the grand Muftī, writes about the most prolific narrators of hadīth in Islamic history.
In a series of articles about the sources of Islamic legislation, the Egyptian Muftī, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, explains how careful the companions of the Prophet Muhammad were in transmitting and collecting the Prophet’s hadīths.
What is life after death? Depictions of hell and heaven differ between religions. The following article presents images of life after death in Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Many hadīth were falsified over time. Islam is a religion that needs a renaissance to reveal its true image.
Dr. Ahmad Shawqī al-Fanjarī warns against the dangers that fabricated hadīths can pose to Islam.
The author contends that the authentic collection of hadīth collated by al- Bukhārī contains many sayings wrongly attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. He pleads with the Muslim community to rid itself of these in favour of progress.

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