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The author addresses some contradictions in Egyptian society, in particular the situation whereby people prohibit sculptures, but at the same time consider shrines holy places.
Some people consider themselves as da‘iyas, although they are neither scholars of Qur’ān and Hadīth nor graduates of the Azhar. Such people are also being hosted on religion programs, on which they spread strange fatwas.
The article deals with an incident in which a woman wearing a niqāb smashed a number of great works by a fine sculptor after a recent fatwa from the muftī saying that statues are not acceptable from a Muslim point of view.
The article deals in a nutshell with the history of the Egyptian School of Arts and the successful experiment that astonished foreign experts who were the early directors of this old institution.
The article explores the opinions of graduates from the College of Fine Arts, who later became prominent figures in Egypt, on the ordeal the faculty is going through and the growing number of people believing that art is harām.
The article focuses on the resignation offered by a professor in the fine arts college over a mounting ultra-religious trend that believes that art is harām [unacceptable from a Muslim point of view].
Students belonging to the Islamist current in the Dār al-‘Uloum college have issued a statement attacking a play they view as conflicting with the precepts of Islam.
Several students at the Faculty of Fine Art think that art in general, and sculpture in particular, is harām and accordingly they are trying to spread their ideas to influence the rest of the students.
The author criticizes the Egyptian muftī for not taking into consideration current circumstances when he makes fatwas.
Azhar scientists support Egypt’s muftī, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a in the face of criticism from some intellectuals concerning his fatwa banning full-figure statues.

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