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In his new book al-Islām wa al-Dawla al-Madanīya [Islam and the civil state], Dr. cAbd al-Muctī Bayyoumī totally opposes the notion of a religious state and regards it as a big contradiction with the spirit of Islam. Moreover, he assures that the state of Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) was absolutely a...
The second meeting of the Conference on Recent [Topics] in Islamic Thought, organized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf [Endowments], witnessed a hot debate about the possibility of renewing fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] terminology concerning jihad and international relations. The conference, the...
The whole world is watching us and observing what are we achieving in terms of reform, especially with regards to freedom of expression. We will not stand by helplessly hoping that an internal reform [of the Azhar] is achieved. The Azhar has long been a place for spreading enlightenment and...
The article is about a research discussed during the second Saudi National dialogue Conference held in Riyadh a few weeks ago. The research is on the role of curricula of Sharia sciences in Saudi public schools in promoting religious extremism and the culture of violence against non-Muslims and...
The article is about Tareq Ramadan, the grandson of Sheikh Hassan Al-Banna, who established the Muslim Brotherhood. Tareq Ramadan is an intellectual who has enlightened points of view and the power to convince others. Ramadan leads the Muslims in France through a moderate Islamic thought. He...
Nobody in Europe forgets that Tareq Ramadan is the grandson of Hassan Al-Banna, and people in the Islamic world regard him as a foreigner. So both sides do not trust him, though his objective is to bridge the gap between Islamic culture and the West.
The article is the second part of an overview of a study made by two Saudi researchers in order to introduce it in the second National Dialogue Forum held in Riyadh a couple of weeks ago. According to the study and its authors, the religious curricula in Saudi Arabia exaggerate in accusing other...
The article is an interview with Dr. Nadia Mustafa, professor of International Relations, head of the Center for Political Research and head of the Program for Dialogue between Civilizations at Cairo University. Dr. Mustafa admits our society’s need for renewing the religious discourse and she...
Islamic sharī’a [law] has always been closely related to ijtihād [independent judgment in legal or theological questions based on the interpretation and application of the four fundamentals of religion] in all Muslim societies. The moment ijtihād started to lose its flexibility, due to the scholars...
The Islamic da’ya [a person who calls to Islam, a preacher] Youssef Al-Qaradawi is one of the icons of moderate Islamic thought and that is why he was chosen as head of the International League of Muslim Scholars as well as the European Council for Fatwas and Research. In this interview, Sheikh...

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