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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...

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