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The dean of the Faculty of Dār al-‘Ulūm said that Shaykh Attya Saqr?s Fatwá that considers handshaking between men and women H...
The author of the article, Dr. Wā’il ‘Azīz, discusses religious freedom versus freedom of expression. He calls on Muslims to acknowledge the achievements of all Muslim scholars and intellectuals, and asserts that no one has the right to issue fatwás of Takfīr against anyone unless they publicly...
The article criticizes the backwardness Arabs suffer in comparison to Western advancement.
The author of the article, Zayn al- ‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī, believes that the Sunnī- Shī‘ah sectarian conflict in Iraq is playing into the hands of the United States, which, he says, is now trying to divide the Middle East along ethnic lines. Explaining the significant doctrinal disagreement between...
Rose al-Yūsuf is a democratic magazine established by an outstanding remarkable woman who played a leading role in Egyptian history. ‘Izzat attacks the thesis and its author describing him as the doctor of heterodoxy.
In the second emission of the interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the former Muftīī of Egypt discusses the Ḥijāb and Niqāb referring that there are far much serious issues that Muslims need to be occupied with instead. He refers to some foreign powers that try to attract Egypt Muslims by their...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, chancellor of the Azhar University and former Muftī of Egypt, expressed his anxiety about what is going on with fatwá’s in an interview with Dr. Durrīyah Sharaf al- Dīn. He stressed the superficiality of some Muslims nowadays and the compelling need to move from appearance...
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.
The author shows the importance of religious renewal, differences with Europe and the reasons for this.
In the light of al-Ghad’s publication of the "offensive" supplement which attacked the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and wife, the author of the article stresses the need for a consistent application of the law which criminalizes insulting religions.
Dr. Husām ‘Afānah, a professor of the fundamentals of fiqh, responds to a question about whether a female student is religiously permitted to remove her Ḥijāb to abide by the regulations of her school.
The author of the article, Nafīsah ‘Abd al-Fattāh, lashes out at Farūq Husnī, the Egyptian minister of culture, over his anti- Ḥijāb statements in which he described the Ḥijāb as a regressive trend in Egypt.
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....
Many hadīth were falsified over time. Islam is a religion that needs a renaissance to reveal its true image.
A supplement published by the mouthpiece of the Ghad Party, al-Ghad newspaper, entitled "The worst 10 figure in Islamic history," has provoked strong public reaction and led Islamic lawyer, Mamdūh Ismā‘īl, to sue the newspaper. The list of names included some of the prophet’s companions and ‘...
Muslims and Christian put the Virgin Mary in the highest rank among women. Many Qur’ ānic verses and hadīth refer to this fact.
Subtitle:- Some monks in Saint Samuel’s Monastery broke into the room of a fellow monk and took everything.- Did one of the monks say to the bishop "I will tie you up and send you to the pope with my thanks"The case of Monk Gawargius al-Sa’omuli and goings-on at Saint Samuel’s Monastery.
Tāriq Mustafá presents various opinions over allegedly false hadīths about the torture of women in hell sent to Muslims living abroad.
Recent studies have revealed that the largest portion of violent crimes in Egyptian society is due to trivial disputes over household expenses. Taking into consideration economic problems, sociologist Dr. Ahmad al-Majdoub argues that unemployment and poverty are the main factor behind the...

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