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The review deals with the various reactions on al-Ghad weekly supplement entitled “the worst ten figures in Islamic history. Muslim scholars and intellectuals’ opinions are displayed, together with al-Ghad members and leaders’ opinions.
Ramadān al-Baih states the criteria for a good, reliable muftī.
Islamic thinker Jamāl al-Bannā said in this interview with Ākhir Sā‘a magazine that there is nothing in Islam called hadd al-ridda, which he deems as harmful to the tolerance and freedom of Islam, asserting that keeping the power of thought defunct will have unfavorable results.
Sayyid writes on the statements of participants in a meeting organized by Goethe Institute, the German cultural center in Cairo, who underlined the need to enhance values of tolerance as a basis for an understanding and peaceful coexistence that rests on mutual respect and justice.
Half a century after it was banned, Najīb Mahfouz’s controversial novel, Awlād Hāritnā, is returning to the Egyptian market, this time with an introduction by Islamic thinker Ahmad Kamāl Abu al-Majd at the request of Mahfouz himself.
I have been lately assigned the post of Vice President of the newly established Egyptian National Council for Human Rights. It is one of the most challenging and time-consuming responsibilities. Discharging said responsibilities is compelling me to give up many other commitments that I had made...
Al-Ahrar devoted a whole page to the statements given by the Sheikh of the Azhar, Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi and the Mufti concerning attacking Israeli civilians. The paper also asked some Islamic intellectuals their opinions in that respect.
At the beginning of the meeting Dr. Abu Al-Magd said that Ibn Khaldoun Center is very active in the social work. Like anybody else he has heard about the recent rumors, but he does not do anything about them. He knows quite well that Dr. Ibrahim is a very careful person who will not allow anybody...
Egypt’s mufti Nasr Farid Wasel is a staunch critic of the theories proposed to update the principles of the old schools of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He is particularly opposed to the leaders of this campaign, Professor Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi and writer Gamal Al-Banna.
For the author professor Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, Dean of the School of Theology at Al-Azhar, was influenced by the daring writings of Gamal Al-Banna when he initiated his theory of updating the principles of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence).
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