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Despite having been banned by the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, Natana J. Delong-Bas’s ‘Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad’ has received massive support from the Saudi government. Hanān Sulaymān provides a book review.
A lawyer raised a case to prevent the film "To make God love you" from being shown because the word "God" in the title was associated with a picture of a young man and two girls in an improper position. He tried to obtain a fatwa to support his legal case, by sending a complaint with the case...
The Azhar has agreed in principle on the new amendment that allows the Egyptian judiciary to sue those who scorn religion abroad.
In an interview with Subhī Mujāhid from Rose al-Yousuf, Shaykh Ibrāhīm ‘Atā al-Fayyoumī, secretary-general of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, explains the real role of the Azhar and clarifies its judicial authority to confiscate books.
The review examines different opinions about the visit of Muslim dā‘īya [a person who calls for Islam] cAmr Khālid to Denmark and his conference there to establish dialogue with the Danes about Islam and the need to reach an understanding between the West and Muslim nations.
This press review tackles the issue of the crisis of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad published by Jyllands-Posten and the support by a Jewish organization in the United States for the campaign to denounce the publication of the cartoons.
The article reports on a modern Islamic study that demands applying capital punishment on anyone who offends the prophet, based on a fatwa issued by the grand imām of the Azhār.
Views in the Muslim world have differed over the proper reaction to the controversial Danish cartoons. However, most Muslim scholars have stressed the need for drawing clear lines between freedom of expression and irresponsible freedom that insults religious beliefs.
The Azhar directed a fierce criticism to organizations in the Egyptian state that “open the doors of immorality and moral weakness before disadvantaged youth who cannot afford the cost of marriage.” This harsh criticism was written in a report released by the Islamic Research Institute. The report...
The Azhar decided to ban Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid´s book “Al-Khetab Wa Al-Ta´weel” [Discourse and Interpretation], allegedly because it challenge two main pillars of Islam: monotheism and the [divine] preservation of the Qur´an. The author comments that this argument indicates accusing Abu Zeid of...


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