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Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
Background: Ṣaīdā, Samīra and Hind are Dutch students, studying Arabic at Leiden University in the Netherlands. All three are originally from Morocco and are now on exchange in Egypt. They share their experiences of living in Egypt and compare it to their Arab heritage. Furthermore, Majdī Ḥussaīn,...
Background: Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī says Egyptian society is as any society; the impoverished mixed with the wealthy, those who can read and those who cannot. Egypt is a mixed society, but he thinks that Egypt has many resources such as petrol, land, water and metal to make it rich. The main problem...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
A young female journalist called Fātimah al-Zahrā’ Muhammad had a strange experience in the house of the controversial preacher Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī.
Shīrīn Rabīc reports on an Iftār banquet organized by a Coptic lawyer and human rights activist in honor of the Islamic thinker and lawyer Yūsuf al-Badrī in celebration of their reconciliation after a short period of tensions between them.
An article, written by the Muftī of Egypt, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, was published on the Muslims Speak Out on-line forum and affirmed that unless they disturb public order, those who revert from Islam face no worldly punishment.
Shaykh Yūsuf al- Badrī filed a lawsuit against Dr Su‘ād Sālih, accusing her of insulting the wives of the Prophet Muhammad, after she announced her rejection of the Niqāb.
The court session of the lawsuit initiated by Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī was postponed until 16 of January, 2007. On the same date, a session will be held to discuss a lawsuit promoting a new Christian denomination.
The author criticizes some practices in high schools, some of which he thinks are not inspired by concern for good education but instead by the need to accumulate state subventions.
The niqāb is stirring controversy in different parts of the World. An Egyptian university professor is to be sued for criticizing it; the Egyptian muftī advises that women don’t wear it and students wearing it will be barred from accessing a university hostel. In Western countries it is regarded as...
The author says that the return of Muslim actresses who retired and have put on the hijāb to acting has sparked controversy on the religious legitimacy of acting while wearing the Muslim headscarf. Two camps of Islamic thinkers differ on the issue.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) issued a report titled "Egypt’s Al-Azhar Clerics: We declare war on America," The title implies that many if not most Azhar scholars declared war on America. Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi stressed that this was certainly not true. He said that the report...
Many fatwas were issued by Muslim scholars from different Islamic countries concerning the expected American attacks against Afghanistan. They were all to the effect that any cooperation between an Islamic country and the USA to attack Afghanistan or any other Arabic or Islamic country, with the...
The Court of Appeal rejected Youssef Al-Badri’s case against the film "Birds of the Dark." The court said that it is everybody’s duty to fight corruption using his own techniques as long as he/she has good intentions for the good of the country.
The Ibn Roshd group has held a seminar about the defense of ijtihad [the freedom of interpretation in Islam] in the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies, just hours before the tribunal verdict in an Hesba case which was filed by Sheikh Youssef Al-Badri, against the book "Father Adam" written by...
Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid , who was accused of unbelief, five years ago, and fled to Holland commented, in an interview with Al Ahaly, on the case of Dr. Abdel Sabour Shaheen’s book "My Father Adam" , which was demanded to be banned but the court refused.
An interview with Dr. Abdel-Sabour Shahin, author of the controversial book "My father Adam", after the recent rejection of the case to ban the publishing of his book. Here he talks about the comparison of the case to a similar case he brought against Dr. Nasr Abu-Zeid some years ago, and about...
The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
Atef Helmi referred in his article to Rick Joyner’s "The Harvest" as an example of Western Charismatic thinking. An outline and evaluation of Joyner’s book is given. Hulsman points to the danger of a self-fulfilling prophesy.

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