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There are a number of religious scholars and preachers who were once representative of the beauty of Islam, and now have lost most of their popularity and legitimacy with their involvement in politics. Politics either has gotten the best of them, or burned them completely from the public sphere
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...
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
Watani International comments on its most recent book, ’ Sadat in the memory of Copts: Days of pain and triumph.’ The book was written by Robeir al-Faris. The book is divided into eight chapters and looks at the development of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as well as the Nāsir years before...
The following text presents a number of the most popular Islamic Dā‘iyahs in the modern time.
The author presents a meeting between Ahmad ‘Abd al- Mu‘ti Hijāzī a famous Egyptian poet and the muftī in which Hijāzī talked about the relationship between scholars, extremism and terrorism. The muftī boasted that all those who proved to be extremists or terrorists were not graduates of...
Many Muslim preachers are not religiously or academically qualified. In their religious discourse, they speak about nothing but torture in grave. Most of them preach politics instead of preaching religion – which is the thing that most badly affects the religious discourse. The Minister of Waqfs...
The late Sheikh Kishk attacked Umm Kalthoum because in one of her songs she described her beloved as being more beautiful than an angel. Also Abd El-Wahab was accused of being an apostate because of the word of his songs.
Sheikh Khalid Al-Gindi said that he was proud of the fact that he made many former actresses wear the veil, stressing that there was no contradiction between the veil and acting as the veil is a religious duty, and acting is not a sin. He added that it was not strange to send his daughters to the...
A group of lawyers started lawsuits demanding the Bar Association elections be delayed until new candidates are chosen. Another lawyer sent a warning about starting a lawsuit against the judiciary committee. A Brotherhood meeting was held, aimed at confronting the negativities of the now-announced...

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