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Amīna Wadoud, a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led the Islamic prayer service before a mixed congregation of nearly 150 men and women at an Anglican church in New York City. Muslim scholars unanimously agreed that it is categorically forbidden for women to lead...
Last Friday, Amīna Wadoud, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led about 150 men and women in prayers in New York City, amid growing opposition from several Islamic organizations.
The writer presents famous examples of successful women who worked in the field of da‘wah.
Muftīī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, severely criticizes religious opinions proclaimed by non-specialists on satellite channels and said these opinions, which should not be called fatwás, cause confusion amongst Muslims. He urged society to adopt a common culture to confront these opinions.
Dr Su‘ād Sālih discusses issues that are related to women in the Islamic sharī‘ah, such as the Ḥijāb, female Muftīīs and the right of women to work in Islām.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the former deputy head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the People’s Assembly, about a number of issues, including the controversial statement of Pope Benedict on Islam and...
Pastors of the Evangelical church and the Hanging Church in Egypt elaborate on the issue of ordaining women priests and elders.
An Indonesian woman has read Qur’ānic verses in the opening of an international conference at the Azhar University, causing controversy.
The article is an interview with Dr. Abdel-Mo´ti Bayoumi. He comments on ijtihad, secularism and the legality of women issuing fatwas. He also comments on his expectation of being appointed rector of the Azhar University.
Dr. Margo Badran, American professor of Islamic Culture at Northwestern University, interviewed the Mufti of Egypt on the position of women in Islam. The Mufti refuted western allegations in that respect.


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