Displaying 1 - 20 of 21.
The liberal Moroccan writer Saʿīd Nāshīd views that the pattern of religion inherited from the jurisprudence of the imperial ages is no longer convenient for the age of the nation state. What is more, it constitutes a direct threat to peace and security. In his interview with “Al-Dustūr”, Nāshīd...
Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of al-Azhar said that there is a lie impartial to reality as well as to history and to the biography of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), claiming that Islam was spread by the sword. Islam was revealed in a society whose economic and social philosophy, as well as its...
Background: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) organized small study groups in order to examine the topic of Copts rights in a scientific and practical way. This conference is about Copts rights in Egypt through a historical examination of the facts, of the roots of the problems and...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
 
The following article presents a response to Majdī Khalīl’s article [art. 26 in this issue].
According to Muhammad Khalīl, the terms, dār al-harb [Reviewer: abode of war] and dār al-salām [Reviewer: abode of peace] that traditionally used to refer to lands under Muslim rule and lands outside Muslim rule respectively, are not applicable to the modern world. The author of the article...
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.
The author is of the opinion that the events of September 11 made America lose its dignity-which is the reason for its hastiness in carrying out any military attack against any body, hoping that such an attack may wipe out the memory of the attacks on September 11. He stressed that because America...
The author comments on the ideologies of Islamic groups and the fact their agendas lacked the essential issues that are important for Muslims. He believes that these groups lacked the many necessary conditions for a renaissance. He elaborates on these conditions and concludes that there is a need...
The author comments on the issue of jihad in Islam. He believes that Muslims need a new fiqh for jihad that takes into consideration changes in the relations between different nations.
The author comments on an article by Ayda Al-Gohari titled “The phenomenon of Amr Khalid…the preacher of rich people who look for a meaning [in life].” He believes that the analysis of Ayda is dominated by a secular, Marxist point of view – which led her to concentrate on the effect of the...
Bat Ye´or wrote about jihad with political implications. This is enough to make one expect partiality in tone. The current situation in the Palestinian territories is another factor that influences the way many write about Jihad. By contrast to what Ye´or says, Islam does ask its adherents to...
Over the last twenty years, some Islamic movements have preferred to work within their societies regarding their governments "the closer enemy.” They have divided the world into two sections: Dār al-Islām (the land of Islam), and Dār al-Harb (the land of war).
Muhammad Wajdī Qandīl writes about how the United States sees Islam and how it intends to deal with what he calls the ’green peril’.
In a symposium cosponsored by the Kuwaiti Information Office and the newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat, participants from the Arab world as well as the West shared their thoughts and ideas about terrorism and its origins.
Although the camp offered Qur’ānic, prophetic and historical citations, the Islamic banks have, in fact, offered nothing different from the ordinary ones.
The second meeting of the Conference on Recent [Topics] in Islamic Thought, organized by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf [Endowments], witnessed a hot debate about the possibility of renewing fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] terminology concerning jihad and international relations. The conference, the...
Islam is defeated in its own lands or in countries that were previously called Dar Al-Islam [Land of Islam]. Dar Al-Islam was once in conflict with Dar Al-Kufr [Land of Unbelief]. This situation changed and Dar Al-Kufr offered Muslims freedom and humane treatment. This is a very obvious reality;...
Prof. Dr. Tareq Mitri, Coordinator Interreligious Relations and Dialogue of the World Council of Churches and member of the Board of Advisors of the RNSAW, calls for caution against political misuse of a theological discussion.

Pages

Subscribe to