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Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
In the post-colonial Arab and Islamic states, the political mentality and culture were dominated by two models that originated from different mental and cultural sources and led to similar results, including the consolidation of the unilateral view, the curtailment of differences, and the quest for...
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...
I do not understand what the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Ahmad al-Tayyeb) meant when he said that “there is a conspiracy plan for combating religion and annulling its role in giving direction in life, a plan that aims at destructing the heritage of traditions.” In my opinion, heritage and religion are...
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...
Beside resorting to all four schools of Islamic law, the Civil Code of Egypt allows recourse to mainly the Hanafi doctrine,. Legislation in Northern Egypt for example mainly allow recourse to the doctrine carrying the name of its founder Abu Hanīfa, whereas legislation in the South, and most of the...
Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
Background: The tape concerns an interview with Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayūmī, professor ʾUṣūl al-dīn (sources of Islam) and scholar at the Azhar University. He tackles the issue of enlightenment in Islam while criticizing the Islamist views of Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī’s. Bayūmī praises Azhar Shaykh Dr....
Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Aidan Mascarenhas-Keyes Language of interview: English (original intverview), English (presented transcript) Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Requested and no objection received   Dr. Nadia Muṣṭafā works at the Institute of Progressive Civil Studies...
Interviewers: Eline Kasanwidjojo and Quinta Smit Language of interview: English (original interview); English (presented transcript) Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Approved by interviewee   The interview took place in Dr. Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ's office in the Media Production City, 6th of October...

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