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The author believes that the there is discrepancy between the behavior of Muslims and the principles, which the Prophet Muhammad called for. It was this discrepancy that pushed the representatives of the Islamic world to study together the future of the Islamic nation in the 15th General Islamic...
The author comments on the recent terrorist operation in Riyadh. He believes that it has nothing to do with political opposition to the regime or with the freedom of expression. It is simply terrorism disguised in Islam, as understood by its perpetrators. Those perpetrators are the outcome of a...
The article raises many questions regarding issuing fatwas as many people believe that issuing fatwas is facing troubles and may have reached a crossroads.
An inspector for the Ministry of Endowments gives the opinion that women are religiously allowed to pray and fast during menstruation. He is judged for giving similar “strange” opinions. A professor at the Azhar University says that he is an apostate who should be killed if his apostasy threatens...
Interview with the head of the Azhar Fatwa Committee concerning the work of the committee and some of the controversial fatwas he issued. He also gives his opinion on modern Islamic preachers
Explanation of the rule "No ijtihad with a text." The author believes that this rule imprisons the mind and forbids bringing about new legislations.
Ijtihad was a great door to freedom in the dawn of Islam. Each ijtihad should be connected to its age and should put the holy text in the service of the age and not the other way round. However, fiqh scholars laid down rules that made valid ijtihad an impossible task.
In an interview with al-Ahrām, Dr. Khālid Abu al-Fadl, President George Bush’s appointee to the Commission on International Religious Freedom, gave his opinions on religious democracy, the secularization of religion and Islamic preaching.
The book Jawāz Imāmit al-Mar’a [the legality of women leading prayers], by Jamāl al-Banna, raises many questions for the reader.
The book Al-Islām wa Usoul al-Hukm [Islam and the fundamentals of rule] by ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Rāziq, which was published in 1925, offers a comprehensive analysis arguing that Prophet Muhammad was not a king, and that Islam does not have a system of governance under the banner of belief.

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