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The author comments on a question asked by an audience member of a program on Shari’a and fatwa on whether using razors is halal or haram. He also comments on the fact that a Saudi fireman prevented his fellow firemen from entering a preparatory school for girls to save the girls from fire because...
Rose Al-Youssef continued its campaign against extremism in its special file this week. The articles of the file covered the prevalent culture in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world, the language extremists use in order to spread their misguided deceptive thoughts in society, the fact that some...
Articles by seven journalists showing different aspects of a plan to halt Egypt’s development. First there are the tapes of preachers designed to influence all sectors of society. The Islamic shari’a was then used to try and facilitate building on agricultural land, thus harming the economy. The...
The latest fatwa of Sheikh Atiya Saqr that forbids shaking hands between men and women is a return to the dogmatic opinions that preceded the explosion of terrorism in Egypt. The author wondered how could Egypt fight terrorism without fighting such strange beliefs that create the atmosphere for the...
Many Azhar professors said that shaking hands between women and men is not haram as long as the people involved in the handshake do not have bad intentions of lust or desire. Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi criticized the way Sheikh Atiya Saqr follows in interpreting hadiths. He said that Sheikh Saqr...
The fatwa that forbids shaking hands between men and women contradicts the moderation Sheikh Atiya Saqr is known for. It was better for Sheikh Saqr to present the opinions of jurists on this point and let people decide for themselves. This fatwa put many of the Azhar scholars in a critical...
Sheikh Atiya Saqr stressed that he would not withdraw his statement about prohibiting shaking hands between men and women, as this is stated in a true hadith. He said that he would not take the trouble and respond to those who criticized his fatwa, as some of them deny the sunna. He added that if...
Sheikh Attiya Saqr issued a fatwa to the effect that shaking hands between men and women is haram [religiously forbidden], as men touches the hands of women with the aim of satisfying their desires. Some Azhar professors and Islamic thinkers believed the fatwa to be strange and extremist.
The tragedy of Muslim societies is that religion is not separated from life, in a way that serves human progress nor is it part of life, in a way that makes of religion an intellectual and enlightened energy against whatever suppresses man, whether political or economic or religious authorities.
The Islamic communities need different sources to form the minds and souls of the people. The mass media and the preachers who are aware of the realities of life and the truths of the religion have a very important role to play. The mass media should give opportunity to the scholars and clergymen...
Even the poliomyelitis serum was not safe from those blizzards of blind fatwas, which this time did not come from the Gulf countries or fanatics at home, but rather from Muslim leaders in some African countries, who decreed this vaccine as harām [religiously impermissible] on the pretext that “it...
Comments on the fatwa of the head of the Azhar Fatwa Committee saying that any person who holds American citizenship, or citizenship of any country that fights any Muslim people, is an apostate
Arab Gulf countries have linked Egyptians’ work in their countries with specific hard line religious trends and sects. These Arabs have enforced on us Wahhabi thoughts and their Bedouin, tribal, customs. They have imposed on us monaqaba [veiled including a cover of the face] women, myths,...
Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi answers questions concerning the degree of freedom enjoyed by non-Muslims in a Muslim society. Are they to be judged according to the Shari’a of Islam [Islamic law] or by their own law? One of the freedoms guaranteed by Islam to non-Muslims is the freedom to keep their...
Gamal Al-Banna has authored over hundred books among which is "Mas'ouleyit fashal al-dawla al-Islamiya fil asr al-hadith" [The responsibility of the failure of the Islamic State in the modern era] whose banning was recommended a few days ago by the Islamic Research Institute under the pretext of...
Pope Shenouda III, the pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of the Sea of Saint Mark, denied the mediation of the church in the divorce cases of Coptic Christians, reaffirming that everybody is treated the same.
Fatwa stars lock horns on satellite stations Cyber fatwas have become an enchanting theme as to know what is right and what is wrong.
A recent pulp book by some unknown author is overloaded with poisonous gleefulness and inhuman lack of consideration for others’ mishaps and misery.
The book "The New Crusader War" mentioned a fatwa to the effect that if the murderer of the innocent people in America is a Muslim, he has to pay half the diyya [compensation money] to the families of murdered Muslims and nothing more. Usama Bin Laden expressed the same opinion when he was asked...
The Mufti declared that his fatwa about the legality of defending a spy was misinterpreted. He said that the real meaning of his fatwa is that the spy who confessed betraying his country should not be defended because defending him may encourage others to commit the same crime. If he considers...

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