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The controversial fatwa of the muftī of the republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, concerning the prohibition of full-figure statues has turned Egyptian newspapers into a field of debate, where Islamic thinkers voice their views on the issue.
An interview with Egyptian artist Farīd Fādil, including discussion of his views on Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt, ’Christian art’ and Leonardo da Vinci and the controversial book, ’The Da Vinci Code’.
The controversial fatwa of the Muftī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, on the prohibition of full-figure statues has been the subject of heated debate in the Egyptian media recently.
The grand muftī of Egypt has issued a fatwa saying that statues are harām, but Egyptian intellectuals have taken an opposing stand, defending the art of sculpture.
When the Islamic section at the Louvre Museum was reconstructed in 1980s, only 1300 of its 13000 pieces were displayed. Now, the whole collection will go on display, after the French President, Jacques Chirac, approved a project dedicating a larger part of the museum to Islamic art. Islamic art...
The author notes that while reactions to the Danish cartoons have gotten out of hand, the main force behind those reactions was not religious, but politically-motivated groups. He calls on Muslimsnot to blame all Westerners for the cartoons, and for Westerners in kind to not blame all Muslims for...
The article is arguing about the relationship between Islam and art, as many fatwas have been made about the impermissibility of art and that Muslims should not be involved in any forms of art.
The author believes that the "repented actresses" conference held in Saudi Arabia is a conspiracy against Egypt and a plan targeting Egyptian art. These former Egyptian actresses are becoming the most dangerous weapon used to enact this plan.
The General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood stated that the group is not seeking power but only wants the Islamic Shari’a [law] to be enforced. He added that the aim of their activities in professional syndicates is not a matter of control. It is a democratic thing to have if the Brotherhood...
The author believes that Muslims and Christians are still learning from each other. He expects Muslims to explain their religion to Christians and expects them to accept Christians’ explanation of their religion. Muslims have a difficulty that Islam talks about Christianity, while Christians do not...

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