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The author here probes the repercussions concerning a recent controversial fatwa by the muftī banning statues. A number of Egyptian intellectuals and writers have criticized this fatwa, calling for the reform of religious discourse.
The author reports insults directed to the Azhar in the Islamic Centre in London and a similar incident in Malaysia.
Ashley Makar discusses the paranoia surrounding the issue of conversion, the Alexandria incidents and the words of hatred spouted by both some Muslims and Christians, calling for dialogue and openness.
The author wonders in this article whether increasing the number of dā‘iyas are enough to convince the West of the soundness of the Muslim faith.
The Islamic Centre in London, originally Egyptian, has been subject to a Saudi takeover through a policy of funding, staff replacements and intimidation.
The article deals with ‘Amr Khālid and a long news feature about him published by The New York Times by a Jewish researcher, Samantha Shapiro, who allegedly has close relations to him. The article also discusses the popularity he enjoys in US circles for representing a form of Islam that can...
Despite having been banned by the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, Natana J. Delong-Bas’s ‘Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad’ has received massive support from the Saudi government. Hanān Sulaymān provides a book review.
Rushdī Abu al-Hasan reviews a book by an American researcher about Wahābism entitled “Wahabi Islam, From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad,” describing it as a very positive attempt to examine an Islamic movement.
The article is a report of an American official memorandum that will be discussed within the coming few weeks. It is submitted to the Committee of Government Affairs and concerns the role of Egypt and Saudi Arabia in supporting terrorism.
On the fourth of July, a Pakistani group called “The army of the Sahaba [Companions of the Prophet]” attacked a Shiite mosque, leaving 48 persons dead and 65 injured. The author comments on the incident and the group that committed it. He believes the group is the outcome of the efforts of Saudi...


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