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Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
Khālid al-Jandī, a preacher, attacked Egyptian film director Aynās al-Daghaydī, for her assertion that sex is a personal freedom even when it occurs outside of marriage. He went on to allege that there is an organized conspiracy in society claiming that drinking is permitted in Islam and attacking...
Grand Sheikh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb said no one can impose on Muslims anything that runs counter to their faith, adding the issue of homosexuality should not fall within the concepts of freedom.
 With the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak today, pro-democracy protestors, Muslims and Christians, are celebrating in the streets of Cairo and other cities around the country. Power was handed over to the Egyptian military.   According to Open Doors, a Christian organization founded...
Europe’s rejection to Turkey’s entry into the European Union because of its Islamic values.
The author reviews the opinion of a committee of the Azhar to ban the publicizing of adultery-related cases amidst outcry from media professors who assert that such a ban has not prevented adultery in other countries.
The article deals with the ideologies of a group of Muslims who call themselves "the Qur’ānites" who believe only in the Qur’ān and deny the sunna [the Prophet Muhammad’s tradition] altogether.
Iran is an Islamic Republic governed by the Islamic sharī‘a. Yet a quick look at the history of the state makes it clear that many cruel practices are contradictory to the Holy Qur’ān and generally accepted hadīths.
The article narrates the story of a former fundamentalist who used to ask a paper seller about pornographic magazines and books in order to overcome his sexual impotence. The article went into every detail of the fundamentalist sex life and strongly criticized their approach to sexual education,...
The author opened fire on the extremist sheikhs and the Islamic fundamentalists for their obsession with sex and their open way of dealing with it in their sermons and meetings. He criticized their rejection of writers who dealt with sex in their publications and asked them to look at themselves...
Universities are the place where secret marriages between university students are one of the problems that threatened the moral life of these students; especially because students in that phase of life are driven by the uncontrolled emotions of the youth. In 1997 a social researcher found 31...
The article discusses female genital mutilation among Yemeni females. There is a wide difference between the actual teaching of Islam and what is externally practiced in various Islamic states by Muslims who have at time mixed up customs, traditions and secularism with Islamic teachings.
The Cabinet decided to toughen the punishment against adulterers "to prevent people from committing adultery."
[Letter to the editor ] Thanks to the courageous work of human rights activists and the ordinary Jordanian citizen, who consciously and persistently have spoken out and condemned the horrible injustices inflicted upon women in our society, the campaign against " crimes of honor " in Jordan is...
His Majesty King Abdullah’s advisor on Islamic affairs called for amendments to the penal code which they believe encourages men to kill female relatives for involvement - real or suspected - in illicit relationships.
It is often mentioned that Islam is a religion which establishes a complete code of serious morality. It wants its followers to maintain and operate that code in their own social life, so that their dealings and their ties are established on the basis of Islam. The seriousness of Islamic morality...
A review of the book: "The Marriage Bed. Sexuality in Islam" by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba. Published in London by Saqi Books, 1998. In this book is one of the few attempts at dealing with the dimension of sexuality in the teachings of Islam and the way in which these teachings have become distorted by...
The Jordanian government intends to amend articles providing for honor crimes in the Jordanian Penal Code, most importantly Section 1 of Article 340. The author discusses the reasons for the inclusion of this section originally and concludes by saying, "Jordanians have an Arab conservative culture...
The Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old man to a 12-month prison-term after finding him guilty of killing his pregnant sister by running her over with his pickup in the Jordan Valley for "reasons of honor" in February of this year. The article mentions similar ruling in which murders...
In an interview with Al-Musawwar, Sheikh Al-Lahoni spoke about Islam’s opinions in various issues. He spoke about adultery, divorce, Muslim actresses, the explanations of the Hadiths and the veil.

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