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The Bahai is not an Islamic sect. Any Muslim joins it is to be considered an apostate. An apostate is a person who renounces Islam to follow another religion. Fiqh scholars collectively agreed that an apostate should be killed if he insists on renouncing Islam.
Arab Afghan Abdullah Annas explains the reasons behind the enmity between the Algerian Islamic Salvation Front (ISF) and the Egyptian Jihad Organization and speaks about the relationship between the Egyptian Gama´at Al-Islamiya and the ISF. He also speaks about the relationship between America and...
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.
Rose El-Youssef created a special file on extremism and terrorism. The file discusses cassette tapes that degrade women in Egyptian society, the fact that some lawyers looking for fame collaborate with extremists, that some scholars oppose scholarly development and that terrorists have turned to...
Because of the criticism in the Egyptian press on Coptic migrants we continued our overview of contributions on the Copts Daily Digest (see for the first overview RNSAW, 2002, week 14A, art. 11). Many responses in the Digest are strongly polarizing.
One of the four books published recently by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya is titled “The Illegality of Extremism in Religion and of Charging Muslims With Kufr [unbelief].” In it, the leaders of the Gama´at consider charging Muslims with kufr an illegal act. They cited many Qur´anic verses and hadiths to...
The article explains the meaning of kufr [unbelief] and kufar [unbelievers] as mentioned in the Qur´an. It tells that the word kufr has a dogmatic and a linguistic meaning and that there is no verse in the Qur´an that orders the killing of kufar. All the Qur´anic verses delay the...
The leaders of the Gama´at Al-Islamiya expressed their complete agreement to end the actions to kill. They affirmed that their mistakes in the past came as a result of a false Ijtihad. In this article they explain the legal basis behind their renunciation of violence and reconsideration of old...
A Saudi judge called for the hadd punishment* of a Tunisian singer because she allegedly compared herself to the Prophet. Some Arab countries demanded the execution of another singer as it was said that she named her dog after one of the prophets. A third singer was imprisoned as he was charged...
Dr. Milad Hanna (77), a much respected Coptic thinker and politician in Egypt who was awarded the UNESCO Simon Bolivar prize for his efforts in intercultural dialogue, was severely attacked by some Coptic activists in the Copts Daily Digest after his visit with Dr. Kamal Abul-Magd to Washington DC...

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