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The author analyses recent conflicts between the West and Islamic regimes, including the recent conflict between Israel and the Hizb Allāh and asserts that ultimately the war is one of many battles to be fought between those who wish to join the modern world and those who think they have an...
In this article the author reviews the book, ‘Monks Garden for the Popes of the Coptic Church,’ and its effect on monastic life.
‘Amr Khālid, the social reformer as he prefers to call himself, is a new product of the interaction between Islamization, globalization and privatization. Patrick Hinny scrutinizes the phenomenal reformer who has become widely popular around the Arab and Muslim world.
Ahmad Abu al-Hassan presents Colonel Qadhāfī as the leader of the new war between the Sufist and the Salafist movements. Qadhāfī’s war is one in which all possible weapons are to be employed.
The author argues that terrorism is a complicated phenomena which is difficult to eradicate since its motives and causes still exist.
Muslim scholars as well as the public follow the teachings of al- Salaf whether right or wrong without thinking - even if they are inconsistent with their interests or contradict with the Qur’ān and the Sunna which led to a mental inertia and moral corruption.
The author presents a meeting between Ahmad ‘Abd al- Mu‘ti Hijāzī a famous Egyptian poet and the muftī in which Hijāzī talked about the relationship between scholars, extremism and terrorism. The muftī boasted that all those who proved to be extremists or terrorists were not graduates of...
During meetings with some French Muslim converts, Arlette Khourī transmits their opinions and experiences of Islam, mentioning the official French perspective concerning the increase in the number of ‘new Muslims.’
In an interview Dr. Mahmoud Ismā‘īl explains the reasons behind his strong convection that calls for establishing Islamic religious state are not part of the genuine Islamic teaching, rather they are politically-motivated.
A prominent Shiite scholar who has close relations with conservatives in Iran issued a fatwa that changed stoning as punishment for committing adultery. He did not mention the new punishment. Worth mentioning is that Europeans heavily criticize the stoning punishment [Ed: Amnesty International is...
The article discusses the phenomenon of sellers around mosques as one of the channels that promote terrorism. The deputy of the Ministry of Endowments comments on this phenomenon and how the ministry and the police should co
The author gives a historical background on Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdel-Wahab and how Wahabism was established in the Arabian Peninsula. He believes Wahabism is an Islamic reformation movement.
The author deals in this article with several new satellite channels that disseminate programs presented by extremists.
Despite the progressive Islamist movements in Turkey and Morocco, liberals are still haunted by the salafī [traditional] experiment of Afghanistan’s oppressive Taliban. Ibrāhīm Gharāyba discusses the concerns of liberals about the Muslim Brotherhood’s political agenda.
The West lays responsibility for the current instability at the Muslims’ feet in the East. Western policy has always regarded Islam as an enemy. Such attitude is clear in “The Clash of Civilizations” by Samuel P. Huntington and the “End of History” by Fokumaya.
Articles by seven journalists showing different aspects of a plan to halt Egypt’s development. First there are the tapes of preachers designed to influence all sectors of society. The Islamic shari’a was then used to try and facilitate building on agricultural land, thus harming the economy. The...
The tragedy of Muslim societies is that religion is not separated from life, in a way that serves human progress nor is it part of life, in a way that makes of religion an intellectual and enlightened energy against whatever suppresses man, whether political or economic or religious authorities.
The text of a letter from intellectual Tareq Heggi to Saudi Prince Khaled Al-Faysel. Heggi criticizes Wahhabism and argues that he cannot be a member of the Arab Thought Institute because his thoughts are different from the thoughts of most of its members.
In his article “The stand of the Salafist Jihad trend toward the Muslim Brotherhood,” Kamal Habib from the Salafist Jihad, discloses the alliance between the jihadic trend “the symbolic reformer of bloody Islam” and the Muslim Brotherhood and all groups that have Islamic projects. This is a...
Dr. Saleh Ben Abdel Aziz Ale El-Sheikh, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, stated that his country is constantly working to deliver “Islam’s moderate message.” He added that his government suspended a small number of extremist lecturers from preaching at mosques. This came as part of the plan to...


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