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From the very beginning, Egypt was never far from Islam. It was not a surprise to Egypt when Muslim armies were marching into it. There was not a single Muslim, during and after the Prophet’s life, who was not certain that Egypt would be opened up by Muslims...
The punishment for Ridda [apostasy] from Islam was not stated clearly in the Holy Qur’an like the punishment for stealing. However, it was mentioned in two not-agreed-by-all Hadiths. The scholars did not consider such Hadiths while giving opinions, to the extent that Dr. Mahmoud Shaltout, the late...
Under the title "Why did the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar retreat from participation in building the church at Beheira?", a weekly newspaper published an article about Dr. Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, not participating in the founding ceremony of the Bishop Tadros Church in Hosh Eisa...
The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is an Islamic thinker and well-known law professor. In this continuation article of an interview of him he expresses his opinions on Shura and democracy, Khilafa (the Caliphate), different schools of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the issue of non-Muslim minorities in...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is regarded as a member of the Islamic movement. In this article (the first of a series) he discusses in an interview the relationship between Islam and politics. He calls for true democracy and fair elections. He also urges Muslims wanting to effect political change to...
Dr. Nasr Farid Wassel, the Grand Mufti of the Republic denied the statements that media channels outside Egypt had attributed to him, that is that praying in the Nazareth mosque is not accepted according to the Islamic Law.
Mohammed Shebl criticizes two hadiths which have been used by extremists to justify their activities. He argues that those who deny that these hadiths lead to terrorism in fact encourage terrorism. The RNSAW asked Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, dean of the College of the Foundation of Religion (Usul el-...
The Grand Sheikh recently clashed with those more politically minded when he refused to lead a prayer for the martyrs of Kosovo. Explaining that it was unlawful according the Muslim Shari’a, he suggested that those who wished to pray for martyrs do so at home or at mosques affiliated to the...
Egypt’s mufti Nasr Farid Wasel is a staunch critic of the theories proposed to update the principles of the old schools of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He is particularly opposed to the leaders of this campaign, Professor Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi and writer Gamal Al-Banna.

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