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The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
The Muslim Brotherhood set Egyptian politics ablaze with their decision to nominate their chief financier, Khairat al-Shātir, for the presidency. All political groups recognize the right of the group to do so but many have criticized them harshly, recalling their promise from early in the...
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
Salafi politics has taken Egypt by storm. This has surprised many commentators who underestimated their base of thought and non-political nature. For others, it has been a validation of years of Salafi work in mosques and surrounding communities to preach Islam and help the poor.   As an aid to...
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
 AWR obtained the original text of the Azhar documents for Freedom. Please find it below.
The al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom & Justice Party (FJP) and the salafī al-Nūr party turned down an invitation by the Islamic Legitimate Body of Rights and Reformation (ILBRR) to participate in an "Islamic million-man march in defense of the sharī'ah...
Many Egyptian Muslims stand against today's calls by the Muslim Brotherhood to apply Sharia. The problem is that those seeking the application of the Sharia neither understand it entirely, nor do they have the religious knowledge that could enable them to implement it correctly. When applying...
The appearance of Islamist movements in the society spread fears that they might take over power and apply the Islamic sharī'ah. According to the author of the article, Muslim scholars, inlcuding Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī, affirmed that applying the sharī'ah is righteous at all ages and places.

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