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The author provides a commentary on the Muslim Brotherhood, criticizing its actions and beliefs, and warning that it is gaining substantial ground toward becoming the political leaders of perhaps multiple Arab nations.
In this interview, renowned intellectual and philosopher Murād Wahbā expresses his belief that Hamās has two alternatives; either to succeed in destroying Israel or to change its policy and accept negotiations with Israel. He says that the existance of a strong secular movement is the solution to...
Labīb suggests that Islamic civilization has remained silent about the institutional structure that should shoulder the responsibility of ensuring that power is not abused. It has also never acknowledged political plurality, and there have been zero efforts to get the people to participate in...
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.
After the time of the four caliphs who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic state became a kingdom, in the sense that power was passed from father to sons. This inherited rule was initiated by Mu‘āwīya Ibn Abī Sufyān, the founder of the Umayyad dynasty.
The author argues that religion can never be completely absent from life for man can never be divided into two material and moral beings or religious and secularist entities.
Youssuf Sidhom addresses the issue of reconciliation between Muslims and Christains in Egypt, encouraging real, everyday interaction and mingling.
Rif‘at al-Sa‘īd argues that Islam, like any other religion, has experienced a theocracy that was founded by the Prophet Muhammad and ended when he died. He argues that a theocracy now would lead to despotism.
AWR’s American intern writes about 220 years of religious freedom in the U.S., arguing that one standard must be applied to all.
Ayman ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Bishbīshī believes that the Roman Empire was in decline at the time when Christianity was gaining ground. At that time, the West found its haven in Christianity, a religion that calls for peace and rejects violence.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina is organizing a conference to discuss Islam and the civil state. Arab intellectuals who have conducted research on the topic will be invited.
In an interview with Ākhir Sā‘a, Muslim thinker Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā has dismissed the possibility of having a religious state in Egypt for a number reasons.
Many Greeks believed that many elements of their own civilization have come from Egypt, while others believed that the Greek civilization was only a branch of Egypt’s.
The author discusses the theocracy in Egypt that prevailed during the Pharaonic era.
According to the article, Islam is a religion that God intended to reform the universe, and thus it cannot be restricted to worshipping and praying but must encompass the state and politics.
In his ongoing discussion of the Washington conference, Youssuf Sidhom focuses on papers that offered objective views, extending bridges towards change and reform.
Muhammad Habīb, the deputy murshid, commenting on Murshid cĀkif’s statements that the Muslim Brotherhood would respect existing treaties between Israel and Egypt, said any agreement concluded by a state "is not Qur’ān. It is human action that is subject to review.”
A commentary on the problem of those who would turn Islam from a religion into a political system.
Those whom the people voted into parliament now have to work on realizing the interests of the nation, not themselves.
The author reports on a seminar on the problems facing democratic change and the involvement of religion in politics.

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