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"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...
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...
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...
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
In this article, the author gives historical background on the emergence of the Saudi dynasty, as well as its relationship with Wahhabism and the militant organization of Ikhwan Najd. It further discuses the influence of their ideologies on the current Saudi state.
The author reviews two books about the issue of apostacy which has been discussed extensively. The first book is titled ?Al-Sawa?ek al-elaheya fi al-rad ala al-Wahabiya? [Divine thunders in answering the Wahhābī movement] which is one hundred years old, while the second book is titled “la ikrah fi...
A controversial book is released during the Christmas period denouncing Christians as apostates who can legitimately be killed.
The author comments on Pope Benedicts XVI’s controversial statement while making extreme statements about the nature of Islam.
“Democrats in London are paying for fanatics in Arabia to indoctrinate children in Pakistan, and a thousand other places, and - yes - right back at us, at the end of the District line,” explains Hari. The article argues that curricula funded by oil dollars from Saudi Arabia teach children racialism...
Muslim scholars express their views on the so-called "satellite channel Dā‘iyahs," and why they have wider popularity than the ones designated by the Ministry of Endowments.
The author comments on killing a Catholic 16-year-old girl in Minia because of her relation with a Muslim man. He says that it was the first incident of murder to occur inside a Catholic community, which shows that it has been influenced by the Orthodox religious hard-liners and the violence...
The article is an interview with Natana J. DeLong-Bas. She is a senior research assistant at the Center for Muslim- Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. The interview sheds light on her book ‘Wahhabi Islām: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihād.’ The book presents...
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
The article is a continuation of a series of articles detailing the history of the Bedouin in Egypt, and the influence that they have exerted on Egyptian culture.
Many hadīth were falsified over time. Islam is a religion that needs a renaissance to reveal its true image.
Subtitle: 1- An Islamic preacher says on the Internet: Christians deceive Muslims by building churches in the form of mosques 2- A Christian Internet site called “Wild Christianity” specializes in attacking Islam 3- Internet sites for the books and essays of: El Karadawy, Said Kotb, Ibn...
In his article, Ibrāhīm ‘Īsā discusses the controversial issue of the Shī‘ah. Referring to Shaykh al-Qaradāwī’s views, ‘Īsā attempts to prove that although the Shī‘ah differ from Sunnī,their doctrine has a basis in the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
The article discusses extremist ideologies originating from wahābī oil countries, which consider women to be devils and propagate misunderstanding of certain hadīths in a way offensive to women.

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