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Al-Azhar scholars strongly criticized amendments proposed by member of parliament, Dīna `Abd al-`Azīz, on inheritance law in favor of women, claiming that granting women equal inheritance rights are 'against Islamic Sharī`ah. 
Sa`īd `Abd al-`Azīm, leading member of Al-Da`wa Al-Salafeyya (The Salafi Calling) said that former President Muhammad Mūrsi wanted to endorse the Sharī`ah Law during his meeting with the Shūra Council. 
Former Grand Muftī Of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said that God has taken an oath from [Islamic] scholars to introduce the Sharīʿa to the people. “The daʿwa (the invite) to Islam must be with good instruction”, Dr. Jumʿa said, adding, that the Prophet Muḥammad ordered all Muslims to deal fairly with...
Columnist Aḥmad 'Abd al-Rabu wrote in an opinion article published by al- Shurūq about the ranking of Muslim Countries in the Democracy Index, attempting at highlighting the reasons behind the declination of freedoms in those countries and whether it is secular authoritarian or Islamist regimes...
‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
Beside resorting to all four schools of Islamic law, the Civil Code of Egypt allows recourse to mainly the Hanafi doctrine,. Legislation in Northern Egypt for example mainly allow recourse to the doctrine carrying the name of its founder Abu Hanīfa, whereas legislation in the South, and most of the...
Background: The main issues in Sudan at the time (and some are still relevant today) were the unity of South Sudan, self-determination, peace and war, religious/political persecution against Christians and South Sudanese and the Sharīʿah Law. A Southern Sudanese and former Member of Parliament...
Background: Considering the Sudanese Civil War has been on-going since 1955 (and at the time of the interview), members of the FPA asked a key figure in Sudanese history; Ṣādiq al-Mahdī several questions on the issue of Southerners longing self-determination. Al-Mahdī,’ as a Northern Sudanese...
ʿIṣām al-ʿIrīyān was born in 1954 in Giza, Egypt. al-ʿIrīyān is a member of the “middle generation" of Brotherhood leaders, who developed their political stance in students’ politics in the early 1970s. He maintains a fundamentally Islamic world view and as such propagates the application of the...
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...

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