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A student of higher studies at the Usūl al-Dīn [Fundamentals of Religion] Faculty, al-Minūfīyah branch of the Azhar University, wrote a PhD thesis deeming that the Rose al-Yūsuf periodical and founder were Kāfir. In week 50, AWR presented a series of reactions published in Rose al- Yūsuf. The...
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.
The following lines review an interview with the Azhar Shaykh Dr. Sayyid Tantāwī in which the Shaykh expresses his complete ignorance of the Takfīr of Rose al-Yūsuf, and asks his interviewer to refer to other people or claim a file against the person.
A group of Azhar scholars declare their opinions on the Azhar researcher’s thesis that deemed Rose al-Yūsuf Kāfir. All scholars denounced the Takfīr; however some approved the negative stance on the periodical.
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.
The review depicts the corrupted atmosphere of the ManūfīyahBranch of the AzharUniversity, namely the Faculty of Usūl al-Dīn [Fundamentals of Religion] where the Takfīr thesis against Rose al-Yūsuf was recently discussed. The review also states Ahmad al-Tayyib’s opinion on the matter.
The writer records some arguments over some religious texts including al Ahād hadīths, Ḥijāb and circumcision. Also she discusses the question of right hadīths and what is called scarified hadīths.
Scholars have rejected calls to amend the second article of the constitution which stipulates that the principles of Sharī‘ah are the mainstay of Egyptian legislation as they believe it would transform Egypt into a secular state.
In the drama that followed the republishing of the Danish cartoons across several European nations, the Danish and Norwegian Embassies in Damascus, and also the Danish Consulate in Beirut, were all burnt down. These incidents prompted those foreign ministers to advise their people to leave Syria...
After President Mubarak appointed Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi in the parliament, rumors claimed that his appointment is aimed to oppose the Muslim Brothers in the Parliament. Dr. Bayoumi believes that his rivals are behind such rumors. The General Guide of the Brotherhood said that Bayoumi is not a...
Some extremists attacked Sheikh Abdel Hamed Bekhit, teaching at the Faculty of Religious Fundamentals [Usul el-Din], because he issued a fatwa that allows students who have troubles in concentrating on their exams because of the fasting to break their fast. The fatwa was strongly opposed by...
The dean of the Faculty of Usul Al-Din [Usul Al-Din College forming part of the Azhar University in Egypt. Literally means ’fundamentals of religion’, which is a mixture of theology and philosophy.] has issued a Fatwa [religious decree given by a Muslim scholar, or a Mufti] in Cairo permitting the...
Interview with sheikh Dr. Sayyed Tantawi on housing loans. In previous articles words were put in his mouth which were not true. The sheikh approves of these loans if buying that house is a necessity for his family. Loans for other purposes, such as purchasing luxuries or making financial gain are...
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