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Dr. Suheir Abdel Azīm [Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm] has recently published a book al-Musīqa fī al-Islām (Music in Islam), which deals with the relationship between aesthetic and moral values of music in Islam. In her book, Dr. Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm describes how music and singing is deeply rooted in Islam...
Although they are found all over the world, sculptures that represent nudity are still rejected by the conservative Arab societies. This rejection was manifested yesterday in the debate generated when Egyptian thinker and physician Khālid Muntaṣir published on his Facebook account a photo of the...
The depiction of prophets in Islam: a controversy generated every time a film production wants to screen their biographies.  The debate was raised again, yesterday, following the statements of Dr. Jābir `Aṣfūr, Egypt's former Minister of Culture, claiming that "Al-Azhar has no right to reject films...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that wearing the niqāb is left for women to decide, as such falls under personal freedom, and comes within the framework of the permissible [in Islam], explaining that “if the employer asks a female employee no to wear the veil at work, she should...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
Shaikh `Abdallah Nasr, better known as Shaikh Mīzū, criticized what he terms the Sunni marriage of Salafis in Upper Egypt, especially in Sohāj, with minor girls under the age of 18, considering such marriages as `Ūrfī (not officially registered).
The article presents an interview with Safwat Hijāzī discussing different issues such as those about the attacks against da‘iyahs, insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, monopoly, normalization, and organ donation. He was also asked about his opinion on Christian attempts to Christianize Muslim...
Ṭāriq Ḥasan comments on a recent statement from an actor in the Egyptian Tax Authority’s TV commercial campaign in which he said he would not renew his contract for further campaigns because collecting taxes from the poor in order to give them to the state is ḥarām.
The article is a review of Rose Al-Youssef’s file "The Complete Conspiracy: The Extremist Plan to Destroy Egypt’s Civilization." The file exposes the dangerous dimensions of extremism’s conspiracy against Egypt. The aim of the conspiracy is to destroy every aspect of Egyptian society.
Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi issued a Fatwá rendering films and television series with corrupted female characters are H...
Some Islamic bank owners threaten to bring a case over the unconstitutional practice of the fatwa of the Islamic Research Institute that permits bank interest. A Brotherhood member of parliament has criticized the fatwa stating it is religiously illegal.
The article criticizes the backwardness Arabs suffer in comparison to Western advancement.
A fatwá issued to Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah regarding smoking and if it annuls al-Iḥrām sparks controversy among scholars and the public alike.
A new Islamic satellite channel launched five months ago is said to be successful with the people, but is also criticized by scholars for promoting extremist salafist ideas.
Hafīz Sa‘d writes about a recent document entitled ‘Al-Ikhwān wa-al-Dīmūqrātīyah’ [Reviewer: Muslim Brotherhood and democracy], written by Dr. Mahmūd Ghazlān, a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s executive office who is also known as the number three man in the group’s leadership...
Salīm al-‘Awa criticizes the abilities of the Shaykh of al-Azhar in drawing up fatwás, since he is not a specialist in Islamic jurisprudence.
Ayman al-Hakīm traces the incident of takfīr a Yemeni poet after he published extremely controversial works.
The Egyptian Football Federation seeks to implement a betting system for the Egyptian football league, but the Muftī says betting is forbidden and a form of gambling.
Muhammad Rabī‘a discusses the growing phenomenon of ‘militias’ of men and women accusing people of unbelief and criticizing their dress on the public transport system.

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