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Asharq al-Awsat and al-Musawwar interviewed a leader of the Gama?at al-Islāmīyah and asked him about how the Gama?at were established, the conditions in which the initiative of denouncing violence was declared and the reasons behind their ideological reconsideration. Akher Saa interviewed a...
The Prosecutor General ordered the freezing of the judicial investigation of Nawal al-Sa’adawi, concerning the notification, lawyer Nabih al-Wahish introduced against her. After the investigation he ordered her acquittal because nothing in the notification indicated that she had committed an...
The General Prosecutor declared that Nawal al-Sa’adawi will be tried on June 18. al-Sa’adawi said that her expected trial was biased and wronged Islām and Egypt in general. She added that it was not plausible that she was going to be tried because of a misinterpreted interview.
The article is an interview with the new Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Ali Gom´a. He comments on the issues of Sufism, renewing the religious discourse, issuing fatwas, modern Islamic preachers, Islam-West relations, apostasy in Islam, hisba lawsuits and applying the hudood [punishments for certain sins] of...
The author comments on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian Parliament. He believes that they more or less continue the hisba [the right of a Muslim to solicit good and advocating against evil in society] issues started by some Islamic activities.
Rose El-Youssef created a special file on extremism and terrorism. The file discusses cassette tapes that degrade women in Egyptian society, the fact that some lawyers looking for fame collaborate with extremists, that some scholars oppose scholarly development and that terrorists have turned to...
One of the four books published recently by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya is titled “The Illegality of Extremism in Religion and of Charging Muslims With Kufr [unbelief].” In it, the leaders of the Gama´at consider charging Muslims with kufr an illegal act. They cited many Qur´anic verses and hadiths to...
[Hisba is a term referring to the right of a Muslim to defend public morality and suing on behalf of religion.] The article comments on one of the four books published recently by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya. The book discusses the concept of hisba. The leaders of the Gama´at admitted that hisba was...
Hisba [Refers to the right of a Muslim to defend public morality. Suing on behalf of religion] Takfir lawsuits [i.e. lawsuits in which the complainant accuse other of unbelief] spread on a wide-scale in Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon. The most famous lawsuits among these were filed against Dr....
We were mistaken to think that religious extremism that attacks creativity faded away in the recent years. In Sheikh Zayed City in Egypt, where the head of the City destroyed two statues decorating its entry after some fundamentalists put pressure on him. For they think that these statues are just...
The heated controversy in Egypt over the statements of the writer Usama Anwar Okasha has been escalated. In a press article, Okasha attacked the Companion of the Prophet Amr Ibn Al-‘As and made some accusations against him, which some people considered an insult to Amr Ibn Al-‘As. - See art. 7...
Al-Wafd reviews the main points of the all-inclusive revisions presented by theGama’a Al-Islamiya and its eight historical leaders. Before examining to what extent these revisions have contributed to the support of democratic development, Al-Wafd is providing an objective presentation of the...
Has President Mubarak’s call to renew religious thought been seriously tackled on all levels of the ruling party and the government-owned media or not? Al-Liwaa’ Al-Islami, owned by the ruling National Democratic Party, continued its attack on secularists on the pretext that secularists are...
Like many others, I felt sad and angry watching that repressive “melodrama” by some symbols of extremism in a clear attempt to harm screenwriter Usama Anwar Okasha, a man of enlightened creativity. Matters went even worse as some had filed a hisba [the right of a Muslim to defend public morality,...
Shaykh Yousuf al-Badrī used to be a permanent figure in many news items, clutching to the sword of takfir [the act of accusing someone of unbelief] against intellectuals and bringing them to court. The controversial shaykh, however, had kept a low profile for some time, but recently rose from the...
A lawsuit started by a lawyer against Dr. Nawal Sa’adawi to separate her from her husband raised a number of questions about the intentions and secret agendas of some lawyers and the interest groups supporting them. There is an organized group whose main concern may be to start such lawsuits...
Nawal Al-Sa’adawi will file a suit against Al-Midan paper, which she stressed misinterpreted the interview it ran with her, and against Nabih Al-Wahish who filed a hisba case against her to separate her from her husband. In the article she explained how Al-Midan misconstrued her opinions about...
The end of July is set as the date for ruling in the hisba case filed by lawyer Nabih Al-Wahish against Nawal Al-Sa’adawi to separate her from her husband. Al-Wahish stressed the importance of hearing the Mufti’s opinion on Al-Sa’adawi’s statement to Al-Midan and the testimony of the journalist who...
Cairo Personal Status Court deferred looking at the lawsuit started by Nabih Al-Wahsh, against Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi and her husband Dr. Sherif Hatata. The courtroom was filled with Egyptian intellectuals and foreigners who came to support Sa’adawi. The court listened to arguments from both sides....
Cairo’s First Degree Personal Status Court will look, on June 18, at the lawsuit started by a lawyer against Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi and her husband. The accusation is that she announced opinions against Islam.

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