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The grand muftī of Egypt has issued a fatwa saying that statues are harām, but Egyptian intellectuals have taken an opposing stand, defending the art of sculpture.
The article is a critique of the Grand Muftī ‘Alī Jum‘ā, who has dedicated a permanent section on Dar al-Ifta’a’s website to attacking journalists who criticize what the author calls the muftī’s weird fatwas.
The author made a visit to the mosque of al-Tawhīd [monotheism], affiliated to the group Ansār al-Sunna [Defenders of the Sunna] on a Friday. The author took part in the noon prayer, along with other worshipers with whom he conducted several interviews.
The writer gives an elaboration of the core of the true Islam and how preaching could be carried out in the right way. He supports his ideas through the Qur’an and Hadith.
The article discusses how Egypt handled the problem of terrorism and was able to weaken it. The magazine advises Saudi Arabia and Morocco, which have been recently exposed to terrorist attacks, to follow the example of Egypt.
The prominent Scholars Association in Saudi Arabia condemned the recent attack in Riyadh. It issued a statement to the effect that attacking foreigners living in an Islamic country is haram [religiously forbidden].
A fatwa issued by the former Mufti of Egypt stipulating that currency trade is haram has caused a juridical debate between Azhar scholars. The Sheikh of the Azhar referred the fatwa to the Islamic Research Institute for examination and comment.
With many photos for veiled actresses and belly dancers, modern preachers and politicians involved in scandals, the author discusses the relation between art and morality and politics and morality.
Interview with the head of the Azhar Fatwa Committee concerning the work of the committee and some of the controversial fatwas he issued. He also gives his opinion on modern Islamic preachers
An overview of the conditions of Muslims in the US and Canada before and after the attacks of September 11.
The policy of boycotting Western products led to a commercial use of Islam. Iran could be considered the first country to professionally pursue what is called the “Islamization” of Western products.
The fatwa of the Islamic Research Institute that permits bank interest faces disapproval by many international Islamic institutes. Scholars who attended the 14th Islamic Fiqh Conference disapproved of it and stated the necessity of its revision.
Muslim and Christian men of religion argue against cloning human beings
Al-Līwa’ al-Islamī interviewed Muhammad Abu Layla, professor of Islamic studies at Azhar University. Many issues concerning Islam were discussed.
Rose El-Youssef´s special file for this week tackles the conflict erupted between the governor of Al-Gharbia and the Muslim Brotherhood because of Al-Geel Al-Muslim schools. It comments on a recent study by Specialized National Councils that calls for deepening religious beliefs in the minds...
A professor at Cairo University expresses her sadness at the fact that hijab became widespread among female students. She believes that there are unannounced, but highly organized, institutions that brainwash those girls in order to make them wear the hijab or niqab [face cover].
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi calls people to deposit their money in Islamic banks even if they are inadequate in some aspects. He criticized the Sheikh of the Azhar for saying that loaning at fixed interest rate is halal. The article shows the inadequate aspects of Islamic banking as explained by Al-...
Rose Al-Youssef´s special file for this week covers many different subjects: Terrorists and Islamists living in Britain, Sheikh Amr Khaled´s way of preaching, Islam and politics, the role men of religion can play to build up societies and the issue of hijab in Islam.
Many Muslim scholars explained that, according to the Shari´a, it is not right to use mosques for demonstrations. Mosques are places for worship and preaching, holy places that should not be a place for shouting and gathering. Expressing anger and dissatisfaction could be done through collecting...
The Egyptian TV shows religious programs giving fatwas live on air. This leads to confusion among people as fatwas are given without due reflection. The head of the Azhar Fatwa Committee said that not every question could be answered directly. An Azhar scholar said that those who give fatwas...

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