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Zakariyyā 'Abd al-'Azīz, first general attorney at the Cairo appellate instance, decided to postpone the trial of dancer Samā al-Masrī until she had sent her lawyer. A lawsuit has  been filed against her accusing her of disrupting public order with video clips during the era of Mursī which was...
The reasons for the spread of bird flu in Egypt were interpreted by some as either divine wrath or a conspiracy by the developed countries against the third world.
The Azhar ‘ulamā’ have categorically rejected a recent statement made by Abu Muscab al-Zarqāwī, leader of al-Qācida group ‘Jihād in the Country of Two Rivers’ [Tanzīm Qā‘idat al-Jihād FiBilād al-Rāfidayn] in which he declared that Hurricane Katrina is God’s revenge for the U.S. occupation of Iraq...
Each time a disaster befalls dār al-harb [‘abode of war’, referring to the West] there are some Muslim terrorists who issue statements triumphing over the death of thousands of ‘Christian libertines, homosexuals and prostitutes.’
Although they all have different interpretations, al-Qā‘ida, Jewish and Christian fundamentalist organizations and anti-abortion activists all agree that the devastating hurricane Katrina, was an expression of God’s wrath.
Some 70 Members of Parliament reject a visit to be paid by the US Congress Freedom from Religious Persecution Committee, which they view as an attempt to interfere in domestic political affairs and have an impact on the public opinion trends within the period in which Egypt is preparing for the...
Natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes and famines are not God’s revenge on the people of the world, Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī said.
Dr. Zaghloul al-Najjār has again interpreted the Pakistan earthquake as a divine wrath.
An article in response to Muslims who gloated over U.S.’s misfortunes. One of the ancient scholars of Islam, Abu Hāmid al-Ghazālī, said gloating is the most extreme form of envy, for it breeds a venomous hatred of others. Envy is unequivocally prohibited in Islam.
U.S. policies, particularly after they were hijacked by extremists, have drawn many foes and wide-spread anger, to the degree that most Europeans, in a public opinion poll by the European Union (EU) in 2004, named the U.S. the second largest threat to world peace after Israel.
No one paused to ask himself/herself why girls convert to Islam. Is it because of special problems regarding the personal status file, which has been neglected by the Church and must be opened immediately? The whole thing simply lies with the Church in Egypt, and the sensitivity with which matters...
Dr. Zaghloul al-Najjār said, “Whoever says that the tsunami is a natural disaster is a kafir.” I say that it is 100 percent a natural disaster and it is not a punishment from God. Am I really an apostate?! Is my knowledge that I gained from God a reason for rendering me an apostate?
According to Muslim shaykhs’explanations of the tusnami, we should understand that God punished Muslims, destroyed their lands, and cruelly crushed them because they welcomed tourists and allowed them to play music, dance and feel happy. It seems that the happiness of tourists must have disturbed...
Dr. Zaghloul al-Najjār has been repeating over and over that the tsunami victims deserved what happened to them because they are sinners and adulterers. I asked Dr. al-Najjār what would you say about the recent flood in Pakistan, which is an Islamic country, the earthquake in the Islamic Republic...
The recent deadly tidal waves known as tsunami, which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands in several Asian countries, will not go unnoticed by scientific research institutions in the West. The matter, however, is totally different in ignorant backward countries. The casualties were mostly...
While some people explained the tsunami as a punishment from God for the low sexual morals of the people of the area where it happened, others explained it as a natural disaster. Dr. Zaghloul al-Najjār stressed that whoever says that the tsunami earthquake is a natural phenomenon is kāfir [...
It is neither proper nor wise of some to explain natural disasters as revenge on the part of Almighty God (e.g., the recent Tsunami disaster that claimed the lives of nearly 300,000 people).
Dr. ‘Alī Jumca, Muftī of Egypt, allowed the cremating the bodies of the victims of the Tsunami that hit Asia, in order to prevent the spread of epidemics. This opinion raised arguments in Egypt and the Azhar.
During a Friday sermon, the speaker discussed the Tsunami and described it as the act of an angry God. He stated that God was punishing those who transgressed his bounds. Two days later, I saw the Islamic researcher, Dr. Zaghloul al-Najjār, in a live discussion on a satellite channel. He was...
[Compilation from wires from various agencies] Muslims shuttered themselves indoors on the orders of clerics and others flocked to mosques Wednesday as earthquakes and an unseasonable hailstorm intensified eclipse unease in the Middle East.

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