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The depiction of prophets in Islam: a controversy generated every time a film production wants to screen their biographies.  The debate was raised again, yesterday, following the statements of Dr. Jābir `Aṣfūr, Egypt's former Minister of Culture, claiming that "Al-Azhar has no right to reject films...
Mahmūd Lūṭfi ʿAmer, a former Salafi Preacher, explained that his fatwa for the demolition of the Conservatory had been misunderstood and put out of context.
Background: Yūsuf Shāhīn, born on (25.1.1926–27.7.2008), was a prominent Coptic Christian film director and was active in the Egyptian film industry from the 1950s until his death on July 27, 2008. He is best known for controversial themes present in his movies and the legal issues he had regarding...
The personal life of some famous reciters.
The author discusses nude art and how this issue has been handled by the arts faculty at Cairo University. She tells the story of a girl who drew her friend nude and presented it as her graduation project.
Fine arts raise good taste, Shaykh Muhammad Abdou, the former Egyptian muftī said. They are not sinful, but useful. The writer says at the beginning of the 20th century Muslims in Egypt and Arab world were able to practice all arts with freedom.
‘Izz al-Dīn Najīb responds to a column by Safa Nāz Kāzim in which she attacked him for being against the visit of the mufti to the Faculty of Fine Arts. Secondly, he argues against the religious prohibition on the picturing of humans.
The author deals in his full-page article with the reaction by an Islamic writer about the fatwa of Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, the muftī, considering statues harām, and how this writer strongly supported the fatwa from an aesthetic point of view, although she is not an art specialist.
The author says that the return of Muslim actresses who retired and have put on the hijāb to acting has sparked controversy on the religious legitimacy of acting while wearing the Muslim headscarf. Two camps of Islamic thinkers differ on the issue.


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