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In his weekly TV program on ON Live channel, Egypt’s Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām commented on the Egyptian president’s statement on Muslim scholars for being ‘the light that eliminates the darkness,” saying that religious scholars play a role in building societies by devising solutions that solve...
The Tunisian president's call for the [permissibility] of marriages between a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man and equality in inheritance between men and women sparked a widespread heated controversy in Egypt more than any other Arab and Islamic country. 
Background: An interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī tackling how Islam responds to some controversial issues such as terrorism, freedom of belief and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. The questions are asked in English then translated into Arabic. The responses of Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī are...
Through their Internet site www.gayegypt.com , gays in Egypt “insulted” the Prophet Muhammad by interpreting some events in his life as an indication of gayness.
At the time the Secretariat-general of the Islamic World League is asking the United Nations to put an end to the attacks on Islam, T-shirts with a print of a sexy semi-nude girl on the background of a Qur´anic verse and copies of the Qur´an which have on their inner covers photos of...
A T-shirt design of a dog and a “How are you?” under it caused a problem in a clothes factory. Workers refused to process the design and threatened to go on a strike, believing that the way the dog´s legs are drawn is an imitation of how the word “Allah” is written in Arabic.
‘Abd al-Rāziq, professor of sharī‘a and theology at the Dār al-‘Uloum says that his study of the names of Allāh has taken two years of immense research of over 50 encyclopedias comprising 20,000 books. He elaborated that many of the names of Allāh are not among the 99 attributes of God, known to...
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 article discusses the issue of poets who cite Qur’anic verses in their poems and thus end up accused of kufr [unbelief] by men of religion. It approaches Muslim scholars to comment on when poets are allowed to cite Qur’anic verses in their poems in the framework of the freedom of creativity,...
In continuation of this filthy campaign [against Islam] some Internet sites posted pictures that mock Islam. The pictures are of female shoes and indecent dresses on which the name of God “Allah” and Qur’anic verses are printed.
Officials at Al Azhar, Sunni Islam’s most prestigious institution, are in the process of preparing a religious edict they hope will help discourage the controversial practice of naming commercial enterprises after any of the 99 names of God.
A false prophet has been arrested for claiming God had sent him to Egypt to prevent Muslims from watching television, the Ministry of Interior announced on 27 July.
Fundamentalists are now spreading the slogan "The veil is a duty equal to prayers" by stamping it in red on 50-piaster notes.
In Alexandria, Mohammed Ibrahim Mahfouz, an ex-chairman of an Alexandria maritime company and the holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, claims to be God and the prophet Mohammed. He says people should pray towards him, and that the Hajj can be made at his apartment instead of going to Makkah...
Less than one week after her eviction from Egypt, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on April 9, that it was lifting the travel ban it had imposed on Lebanese singer Najwa Karam.
The real issue in the current controversy surrounding Najwa Karam, the Lebanese singer, is that of incriminating people without proof, of passing judgment on them without hearing their defense. The case of Ms. Karam could occur in totalitarian regimes, not in Egypt.
The Charge: "She insults religion, despises and ridicules the Prophet." Thus accused, her punishment was immediately issued - without trial.
Police at Cairo Airport denied Lebanese singer Najwa Karam entry last Thursday and sent her back to Beirut aboard the same plane she had boarded to Egypt.
Nagwa Karam sent a letter to the Minister of Information, Safwat Al-Sherif, urging him to allow her to enter Egypt. The Lebanese singer who is accused of insulting Islam said that she is innocent of all these untrue accusations. Nagwa made clear that she is facing a campaign aiming at distorting...
On April 3, 1999, the security authorities of Cairo Airport prevented the Lebanese singer Najwa Karam from entering Egypt. [It is alleged that the] Lebanese singer [had] insulted Islam by giving her dog a name of one of the prophets. [It is further alleged] that she also insulted Egypt in a TV...

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