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‘Abdul ‘Azīz al- ‘Abdullāh al-Tūwigrī reviews a study entitled ‘Moderation,’ conducted by the Administration for Public Relations and Media.
Muhammad Hishām ‘Ubyh writes about two official religious associations in Egypt that are not concerned with political issues: al-Jam‘yah al-Shar‘yah and Jamā‘at Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhamadyah.
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
Scholars inside the Azhar are split over a project proposed by a businessman to have a stock exchange dealing in currency, a system of economic activity that is new in Egypt and Arab and Islamic countries, amidst arguments as to whether the proposal runs counter to the sharī‘a.
Absentee prayers were performed for the soul of Abou Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī in many small Egyptian and Jordanian mosques. The Muslim Brotherhood considers him to be a martyr.
A fatwa issued by the former Mufti of Egypt stipulating that currency trade is haram has caused a juridical debate between Azhar scholars. The Sheikh of the Azhar referred the fatwa to the Islamic Research Institute for examination and comment.
The Afro-Asian Writers Organization, chaired by Dr. Muhammad Majdī Murjān, organized a symposium titled Islam and security facing terrorism and extremism. The symposium was attended by Dr. Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq, Minister of Endowments, a number of African and Asian ambassadors, a group of scholars...
The new Mufti of Egypt decided to entrust the task of issuing fatwas to the Islamic Research Institute. The author believes this not to be a good decision, as the Institute has charged many intellectuals with kufr [unbelief] and is not known for defending the freedom of opinion. He suggested the...
Many literal works that were recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute, like “Waleemat A’shab Al-Bahr” [Banquet of seaweeds] by Haidar Haidar, and most recently Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s “Soqout Al-Imam [the Fall of the Imam], are humble and modest texts from a literary point-of-view...
“Al-Horriya Al-Deeniya fi Al-Islam” [Religious Freedom in Islam] is the most important book of Sheikh Abdel Mota’al Al-Sa’eedy, a senior sheikh at the Azhar. Sheikh Al-Sa’eedy reached the conclusion that whoever abandons Islam should not be killed. He believes that what has been previously said...

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