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While Poet Aḥmad al-Shahāwī intends to file a claim against the Shaykh of the Azhar, reliable sources at the Islamic Research Academy assert that the Azhar withdrew al-Shahāwī’s book but did not deem the poet Kāfir.
The Azhar directed a fierce criticism to organizations in the Egyptian state that “open the doors of immorality and moral weakness before disadvantaged youth who cannot afford the cost of marriage.” This harsh criticism was written in a report released by the Islamic Research Institute. The report...
Dr. Abd el-Mon´em Abu Al-Fotouh, Muslim Brotherhood member, denied that the group has any intention to escalate the campaign against poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi´s book “Commandments on Loving Women.” He asserted that the issue is now being handled between the Azhar and the Ministry of Culture,...
The head of the Egyptian Book Organization emphasized that his organization will not draw copies of the book “Commandments on Loving Women” in spite of the request of the Islamic Research Institute to do so. He stated that the recommendation of the Islamic Research institute is not obligatory to...
The article reports about the developments of the crisis between MPs affiliated to the Brotherhood and the Minister of Culture over the book “Commandments on Loving Women” by Ahmed Al-Shahawi which was published by the Book Organization and recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute...
The article reports about the developments of the crisis between MPs affiliated to the Brotherhood and the Minister of Culture over the book “Commandments on Loving Women” by Ahmed Al-Shahawi which was published by the Book Organization and recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute...
The article is a short interview with Ahmed Al-Shahawi, author of the controversial “Commandments on Loving Women.” He stated that he will defy all “forces of darkness” and publish his book many times, stressing that the book contains no offense against religion or ethics.
The article is about the reaction of Ahmed Al-Shahawi, author of the book titled “Wasaya fi Eshq Al-Nisaa” [commandments in women´s love], to the Azhar´s decision to ban his book on grounds that it contradicts with the principles of the Sharia. Al-Shahawi attacked the decision fiercely...
The head of the Egyptian Book Organization Samir Sarhan rejected a recommendation by the Azhar to confiscate the book of “Wasaya fi Eshq Al-Nisaa” [commandments in women’s love] by Al-Shahawi published by his organization. Sarhan pointed out that the book carries no offense against religion.
Egyptian sources state that the Islamic Research Institute referred the book of “Wasaya fi Eshq Al-Nisaa” [commandments on loving women] to the police department of crimes of publishing which means that a legal action may be taken against the book and its author.
The Azhar delivered a strong strike to the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Book Organization affiliated to it. A few days after the Ministry and the organization gave credit to the book of the poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi titled “Wasaya fi Eshq Al-Nisaa” [Commandments on Loving Women], the Islamic...
Asharq Al-Awsat published the second and final part of the interview with Dr. Abdel Monem Abul Fotouh, one of the prominent figures of Muslim Brotherhood group. This part discusses Muslim-Jewish relations and the rights of citizens.
Al-Arabi published the first part of the interview with Dr. Abdel Monem Abul Fotouh, one of the prominent members in the guiding office of Muslim Brotherhood group. It concerns the equivocation of Muslim brotherhood vis-à-vis understanding of culture and arts.
The article is an interview with poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi, the author of the controversial book “Commandments Concerning Loving Women.” The book is believed to defame Islam and was referred by the head of the Book Organization to an Azhar committee to examine it. He defends his book against the...
The author comments on the attitude of Dr. Samir Sarhan, head of the Book Organization [hay’et el-kitab], towards the crisis around poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi’s book “Commandments Concerning Loving Women.” Sarhan withdrew the book from the market as it is believed to defame religion. He ordered it to be...
The article is an interview with Mustafa Muhammad, a Brotherhood member of the Parliament who stirred the issue of poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi’s book “Commandments on Loving Women.” He explains why he is against the book and expresses the opinion that there should be a censorship by the Azhar over all...
A parliamentary member belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood group claimed that the book of poet Ahmed Al-Shahawi “Commandments for Loving Women” defames Islam. The Reading Committee at the Book Association examined the book and issued a report stating that there is nothing in the book against Islam...
Muslim intellectual Dr. Abdel Azim Al-Mata’ani said the Azhar is playing a vital role in the confrontation against deviant thought that views itself as innovation, adding the Azhar is not entitled to confiscate any works of art.
Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi expressed her anger over the decision of the Islamic Research Institution to confiscate her famous novel “Soqout Al-Imam” [the fall of the Imam] which was printed for the first time 20 years ago. The novel was translated into 14 languages. The new battle between the Azhar and...
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