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Egyptian lawyer Dr. Samīr Ṣabrī filed a lawsuit against the Salafi preacher Hishām al-Baylī, accusing him of stirring confusion among the Egyptian people, abusing religion, threatening social peace, security and stability, as well as affecting the national economy, due to a fatwa the preacher...
Fifteen days of detention for those charged with church burning in Suez The Military Prosecutor of the Suez Governorate decided to arrest the suspects for 15 days, for investigation. These include Fawzī al-Kurdī, head of Jamāʿah al-Islamiyya, Mustafá Kāmil, a Salafī leader and seven other...
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, the professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and Islamic Law at Al-Azhar University, said that intellectual terrorism creates potential armed terrorism, that is, bloodshed, destruction of resources and violation of human rights.
The duality is one of the most prominent standards that characterize the Salaf trend in Egypt, especially the branch based in Alexandria. Presided by Yāsir Burhāmῑ, the deputy of the Salafi Daʿwa, the Call has contradictory positions that were manifested on many issues after the revolution of...
The media expert and author Ḥamdī Rizk said that Copts are both Muslim and Christian Egyptians stressing that his book titled ‘Kyrie eleison, fī Ḥub al-Aqbāṭ’ (Kyrie Eleison, in the love of Copts), is directed not only at Christians, as most of the readers who bought the book are Muslims. “Love...
Salafīs continued to violate the decision of the Ministry of Endowments prohibiting sermons given by politicians and non-Azharites.
Dr. Usāma al-Qūṣī, the Salafist preacher, criticized the Salafist boarding School called “al-Salafīyah al-Madkhalīyya” whose most famous shaykhs in Egypt are Muḥammad Sayyid Raslān, Maḥmūd ʿAbd al-Rāziq Raḍwāni, Ṭalʿat Zahrān and others - describing it as the most dangerous school on the Egyptian...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, al-Wafd, and al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper report on January 2 that Salafīs have returned Aghābī ’Isām Jirjis, the Coptic 14-year old minor back to her family, after her disappearance nine days ago, after several negotiations efforts by investigation police with leading figures of...
Former al-Nūr Party head and assistant to the president, ’Imād ‘Abd al- Ghafūr, has announced the formation of the Al-Watan Party, as well as a new alliance with former presidential candidate Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl. In a conference Tuesday (January 1, 2013) at the Azhar Conference Center, ‘Abd al...
Four years after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Hassan al-Bannā founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 to bring about political, social and economic reform from an inclusive Islamic perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood became the most active Sunni political faction after the formation of national...
The Egyptian Salafi Dāfi’ (defending) Movement issued an official statement on Saturday condemning the appointment of Nadia ‘Abduh to the position of governor of al-Beheirah, calling it “not permissible”. The Salafi movement said in the controversial statement that, “A People will not succeed who...
Salafi Al-Nūr MP Ahmad Khalīl said that the female circumcision is permissible in Islam, hence should not be criminalized.
Shaikh `Abdallah Nasr, better known as Shaikh Mīzū, criticized what he terms the Sunni marriage of Salafis in Upper Egypt, especially in Sohāj, with minor girls under the age of 18, considering such marriages as `Ūrfī (not officially registered).
The social networking sites founded by the Salafi movement, turned into a religious arena by using video clips as a means of transmitting their speeches and sermons to their audience.
Female activists of Egypt's civil society denounced the position of Al-Azhar from fatwas issued on women by Salafi shaikhs, describing such edicts as “weird”.  Shaikh Yāser Būrhām, deputy head of the Salafi Da`wa, had recently issued a fatwa that was published on the Salafi website prohibiting...
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
President of the Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU), Dr. Hoda Badrān, supported the decision of Dr. Jāber Nassār on banning the Nīqāb in hospitals, as first step towards expanding the ban to wear it in other public places, such as schools. The president of EFU confirmed that, besides being the cause...

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