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Although President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has called upon the imams of al-Azhar, on several occasions, to renew the religious discourse, this call remained unanswered.
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
CH: We received this document from the Azhar through Dr. Nagia Abdelmoghney Said. The Azhar document is dated June 19, 2011. It was referred to in a recent meeting with Yousef Sidhom, editor-in-chief of Watani, and several others. It thus is an important document to refer to.  
Dr. ‘Alī Jumu‘ah mentions the sources of Islamic legislation.
Ijtihad was a great door to freedom in the dawn of Islam. Each ijtihad should be connected to its age and should put the holy text in the service of the age and not the other way round. However, fiqh scholars laid down rules that made valid ijtihad an impossible task.
Amr Khaled has appeared again in the field of da´wa, although the ministry of Awqaf declared that he is not qualified and does not have a permit to work as a da´iya. He chose a number of public mosques and other mosques under construction to restart his activities. The article gives the opinions of...
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradwi was harshly attacked because of his fatwa allowing non-Muslim women who have converted to Islam to stay with their non-Muslim husbands. The author believes that ijtihad should suit the spirit of the age and the tolerance of Islam. Otherwise, Muslims will be representing an...
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