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In an interview with the Minister of Awqaf [Religious Endowments] Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq, he answers questions about foreign interference in Islamic issues in Egypt, renewal of religious discourse.
Shura in the Islamic political thought is the philosophy of political systems, community life and the family. Shura means managing the community life of humans, whether in the general or the personal sense.
The second principle of the civil state in Islam is the separation of religious matters from worldly matters. The Prophet Muhammad was the first to enact such a separation within an Islamic framework.
When I used to listen to the Friday sermons some 30 years ago, it was obvious to me that the preachers combined Hanafite-Shaf‘ite teaching. Egypt was characterized by Hanafite teaching at the official level and Shāf‘ite at the popular level.
The Jordanian Abu Mus‘ab al-Zarqāwī justified that innocent victims are killed by booby traps and suicide bombers operations, by appealing to an old fatwa , which has become widely used once again.
In this article Muhammad Sayyed Al-Ashmawi expressed his thoughts concerning the circumstances of Arabs and Muslims. He said that Egyptian and Arab societies are passing through a crucial phase due to the absence of freethinking. He commented on the role of modern preachers. These modern preachers...
Counsellor Said Al-Ashmawi believes that the Shari’a is divine while fiqh is human. That is why fiqh can be modified and even rejected. He believes that Qur’anic texts should be interpreted within their historical contexts and in the framework of the reasons behind their revelation
The author explains the rule “intentionally denying one of the fundamentals of religion” because of which a Muslim can be considered an apostate. He believes it is a terrorist rule that is used and applied by terrorists.
Su’louk [plural sa’aleek] is a word that was used - in pre-Islamic times - to describe marginalized people who belonged to an insignificant tribe or an unimportant village. Some people have created a form of fiqh called Al-Wilaya wa Al-Bara’a [the submission (to a leader (wali), group, ideology,...
The author refutes a comment opposing his ideas concerning the punishment for apostasy, the rule of "Intentionally denying one of the fundamentals of religion" and the so-called "wars of apostasy."


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