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A Jordanian court has sentenced journalist Mousa Hawamda to three months imprisonment for the charge of defaming Islam in his poetic anthology “My Trees are Higher,” published in 1999. Many Islamists issued fatwas accusing him of kufr [unbelief] and allowing his blood to be shed. Hawamda stressed...
Cassette tapes urging jihād, bloodshed and relentlessness have been flooding the Egyptian market lately. They are produced in Saudi Arabia and exported to us via Egyptians coming home from hajj or cumra [lesser pilgrimage]. The objective pursued by these tapes was to give the impression that “we...
Differences in reporting about the Palestinian conflict. Remark on one of the many books that reinforces prejudices against Islam or the West. Comment on Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi’s statement that Muslims should not change Islam for the sake of the West.
Many intellectuals in the Arab and Islamic world are killed in the name of defending Islam. Muslims should stand firmly against such crimes because of their dangerous effects on Islam and on people’s security, freedom of belief and right of ijtihad.
This equality and tolerance shown by Islam is because Islam believes that all human beings are of one origin. Human rights in Islam are based on two points: equality, and the fact that human beings share one common origin. Everyone is equal before God; their good deeds make the difference. Many...
Salah Shady, one of the prominent Brotherhood leaders wrote, “Hassan Al-Banna [founder of the Muslim Brotherhood] was the good seed for Islamic thought and Sayyed Qutb was the good fruit.” The life of Sayyed Qutb witnessed many conversions and unlimited mysteries. Qutb knew how to love and how to...
Those who seek to defend Islam should not brand anyone who tries to practice self-criticism or studying Islam in a way that suits our time a kafir [unbeliever]. They should stop claiming that there is a global conspiracy against Islam led by the devil and his party. They should stop accusing...
Millions of Arab and Muslim children are the product of the culture of extremism, hatred of the ‘other’ and imaginary superiority. This culture is created in thousands of schools and mosques through half-educated sheikhs and teachers. How can Arab and Muslims entrust the minds of their boys and...
Tilwāna, the quiet village of al-Bājour, al-Munoufīya has been unstable because of the rifts between its Muslims and Copts. 10,000 citizens reside in this village, out of which 120 Coptic families have been living in harmony. The details surrounding the fire that took place at the church’s guest...
The New Year’s Day celebrations on Saudi satellite television show an overall reconsideration of the Wahhabi ideas. The Saudi royal family has to choose between this reconsideration and adopting the Wahhabi extremist ideas. Such reconsideration may return to Islam its glory.

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