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Some of the scholars in the dormant Muslim world are busying themselves with only saying all that is new is Haram [unlawful according to the Islamic shari’a.] In fact, some Muslims still believe that the Internet, satellite channels, women’s perfume are haram, at a time our peers on earth live the...
This lecture forms the background to Lord Carey’s lecture in July in Cairo. Lord Carey explained his purpose of seeking to build bridges of understanding between Islam and Christianity. “Compassion and understanding are the only tools to handle hatred and violence.” For understanding also critical...
The American journalist Sandra Mackey was known in the 1980s for her book on how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia changed from a desert unknown to many into one of the major powers influencing the fate of the world. McKay lived in Saudi Arabia for four years in which she dealt with the authorities there...
When I used to listen to the Friday sermons some 30 years ago, it was obvious to me that the preachers combined Hanafite-Shaf‘ite teaching. Egypt was characterized by Hanafite teaching at the official level and Shāf‘ite at the popular level.
Tareq Heggi responds to Safinaz Kazim’s criticism, including the insulting and common language she uses. He believes she ignores the core of his message and makes comments that are not to the point.
The author criticizes some of the points Tareq Heqi brings up in his letter. She disagrees with him that Copts are the original inhabitants of Egypt and that Arabs existence in Andalus [Spain] was no more than the French occupation of Algeria. She criticizes him for supporting America’s attacks on...
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.
Voices accusing Wahhabism -the legitimate basis of the Saudi political regime - of being the main source of terrorism increased within US circles. In an attempt to alleviate the pressures of the American media, the Saudi Minister of the Interior accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being the source of...
The article covers “letters to the editor” commenting on Tareq Heggi’s article "Muslims brought forth a dark sect which is Wahhabism" and Safinaz Kazim’s article "Watch it...Get out of the way, Tareq Heggi is thinking."
The article gives an overview of the history of Wahhabism, how it entered Egypt and its effect on the Egyptian society.

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