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The Ḥijāb is not an obligation in Islām, and it is dangerous to easily classify certain concepts under the known and proven. Islām needs innovating scholars who are able to bring it up to date while maintaining the sense of Sharī‘ah, depending on the reasonable interpretation of the Qur’ān and the...
A fatwá issued by the British Muslim Forum considers Muslim soldiers who are killed in Iraq and Afghanistan as ’martyrs,’ provoked an outcry amongst the British Muslim community.
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs and...
A Shaykh who enjoys considerable public support declares that a woman is a dwarf that must be under the authority of a man, and thanks God for blind men having been saved from the fatal sedition of women.
The Supreme Administrative Court set the date of December 16, 2006 to release its final verdict on the issue of registering the Bahā’ī faith in official documents in Egypt.
Sāmih Fawzī writes about Takfīr and Rose al- Yūsuf, questioning the role of the Islamic Research Academy. Fawzī highlights the phenomena of recorded tapes that put national unity under threat as they encourage religious discrimination and call for supporting mujāhids.
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
The head of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, Muhammad Salmāwī, revealed a surprise when he announced that Najīb Mahfūz’s banned novel ’Children of the Alley’ would be published within weeks.
The author inquires about Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib’s travels to Tehran and his reasons.
A number of Bahā’īs respond to the State Commissioner Authority’s report that considered them murtad. The article stresses how the Bahā’īs will appeal this decree in an attempt to gain equal status as Egyptian citizens.


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