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Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...
‘Alī Jum’ah stressed that a marriage remains halāl even if there is no written contract as long as all conditions are fulfilled according to sharī’ah. Accordingly, marriages on social network sites; Qur’anic marriages; marriages using tattoos, sand, text messages, stamps, cassettes, or the giving...
Dr. Suheir Abdel Azīm [Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm] has recently published a book al-Musīqa fī al-Islām (Music in Islam), which deals with the relationship between aesthetic and moral values of music in Islam. In her book, Dr. Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm describes how music and singing is deeply rooted in Islam...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Controversy generated after the announcement made by the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawadrūs II, to dedicate the award prize he received during his Russia visit from The Orthodox Unity Fund, to build a mosque and a church in the new administrative capital of...
Dr. Bakr Zakī ʿAwaḍ, former Dean of the Cairo Faculty of Fundamentals of Islam and member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, confirmed that there is nothing in the Qurʾān that states that congratulating Christians or building churches is ḥarām. “Whoever can find a clear text forbidding this...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
Interviewers: Eline Kasanwidjojo, Quinta Smit   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Requested and no objection received   Khālid Manṣūr talks about the reasons for establishing al-Iṣlāḥ Party and its relation to...
  Interviewer: Quinta Smit   Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Interpreter: Muḥammad Saʿīd   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Approved by interviewee     Bassām al-Zarqā, a leading member of the Nūr Party and advisor to president Muḥammad Mursī...
Interviewer: Quinta Smit Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript) Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Approved by interviewee   The interview was conducted with a member of the Waṭan Party, just after he had left politics. He was never involved in politics...

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