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The controversial fatwa of the muftī of the republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, concerning the prohibition of full-figure statues has turned Egyptian newspapers into a field of debate, where Islamic thinkers voice their views on the issue.
[The RNSAW received this text from Dr. Abu Zayd for placement in the RNSAW. The text was first presented during a conference in June in Berlin, Germany] Since the occupation of Egypt by Bonaparte in 1798 Muslims have had to address the issue of secularization. Some Muslim thinkers believe Islam...
Al-Qahera publishes more questions directed to leading figures of Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya by imprisoned members of Al-Gama’a and their answers which were included in the book of “Nahr Al-Zikrayat (a river of memories). In their answers leading members of Al-Gama’a went into many sensitive issues that...
The author explains the true meaning of jihad in Islam. He believes that jihad, in the sense of fighting, is not confined to Islam. All countries and societies follow the concept of jihad as they all have armed forces and ministers of defense. He admits that some Muslims altered the meaning of...
Saudi authorities declared that they arrested 19 persons belonging to a new terrorist network. Commenting on this news, the author raises the question: Why do some Muslims plan to attack Muslim countries in the name of Islam? He bases his answer on a statement by the Saudi Minister of Interior...
The tradition of the niqab has become widespread in Egypt, especially in poor quarters. The niqab is an inherited tradition and not a pillar of the Islamic faith. It was transmitted to Egypt from some Islamic and Arabic countries that live by the traditions of nomadic life and not by the orders of...
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.
Historically political movements were started by groups taking a certain stand but then then they changed into ideologies that merely justified the situation. Some of the people engaged in political activities used verses from the Qur´an to support their political stand.
The article tackles more than one point related to the Islamic groups. It comments on the book of Ayman Al-Zawahri “Knights Under the Flag of the Prophet” and on Montasser Al-Zayyat´s “Al-Zawahri as I knew him.” It tries to answer the question of why Bin Laden gained great popularity among...
Members of the Jordanian Brotherhood took to the streets in 1990 to express vehement rejection against the use of US forces to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion. Some even supported Saddam Hussein himself.

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