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We now face a complex and contradictory scene; while we have the political will to directly support women, we are also confronted with a flood of extremist fatwās that are aimed at undermining women and their role in society.  Generations of young extremists without an identity are being formed as...
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
Is the country serious about combating terrorism? I don't think so, it's like a country whose fiercely fighting its atonement, but the cost of this is paid by Christians, and intellectuals.
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
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...
Background: Dr. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-ʿAshmāwī (1932 – 7.11.2013) was an Egyptian Supreme Court judge and former head of the Court of State Security. He was a specialist in comparative and Islamic Law at Cairo University and is often described as “one of the most influential liberal Islamic thinkers...
Scholars and legal experts warned from attacking citizens and using violence under the pretext of promoting virtue and preventing vice. Dr. 'Afāf al-Najār, former Dean of Faculty of Islamic Studies, said, that if these matters were left to the general public then Egypt would soon turn into a jungle...
We need to change our religious discourse in order to make it more compatible with the comprehensiveness of Islam. But America, in its current attack on Islam, wants to change Islam. We want to change with Islam and they want to change Islam. America’s problem with Islam is neither Islam’s...
Muslims have many difficulties with modernity perhaps because Muslims believe that they should not achieve anything but should receive the achievements of others. This is a feature of the simple Bedouin life where the Bedouin does not work and waits for the work of nature, like rain or eruption of...
Dialogue with a society like the Western society, where there are many orientations, needs a special philosophy in order to reach the targeted audience. Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar said, “We should focus in the meantime on explaining the truth of Islam to the Western world because there are evil forces...
The article gives the text of an interview that Ali al-Atasi had with Dr. Nasr Hamid Abū Zeid and that was published on the internet. Abū Zeid explains his way of thinking and his research. The paper publishes this interview following the banning of Abū Zeid’s book ?Discourse and Interpretation,”...
Al-Qahera published three articles commenting on the Arab Culture Conference in Cairo. Al-Liwa al-Islami interviewed three Muslim scholars to comment on the conference.
The four newspapers comment on the Arab Culture Conference in Cairo. Some articles praise it and others think it is an ?anti-Islam? conference.
One of the issues that surfaced after September 11 is the issue of "religious discourse" and its importance in showing that Islam is not a religion of violence and terrorism. Articles covered in this press review show what kind of religious discourse is needed today and whether there are Western...
The Arab Culture Conference in Cairo, which was organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Supreme Council of Culture, from the first to the third of July, received a lot of criticism. It is believed to have called for Western intervention and for anti-Islamic ideas. The conference, titled ?...
A discussion about a conference on human rights, the innovation of religious speeches, the relationship between religion and the state, the economic progress of non-Arab Muslim countries in Asia, and problems of applying Islamic laws with regard to marriage, divorce, and inheritance in non-Muslim...
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.
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
Some preachers came out of the blue and gave themselves the right and authority to passjudgment against well-known Muslim scholars solely because of the fact that theydisagreed with their opinions. The writer condemned these preachers, and their demands to shed Muslim blood over a disagreement...

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