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Background: This is an interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, the Great Imam of the Azhar conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and members of the Maʿadī Community Church which is a very diverse community. They belong to many different Christian backgrounds and come from forty different countries....
Jamāl al-Bannā is a household name in Egypt, where he is famous both in his own right, as a prominent and sometimes controversial Muslim intellectual and writer, and because of his brother Hass
This third and final article on Shaykh Usāmah al-Qūsī focuses on a matter closest to his heart and specialization of study: The sunna of Muhammad, that is, what he said and did outside the recorded testimony of the Qur'ān. Whereas article one provided his life history in pursuit of this knowledge,...
This is the very question many people are asking about the Muslim Brotherhood following the Egyptian Revolution of January 25, 2011. While the world was enthralled by a peaceful youth movement to overthrow a corrupt regime, many feared then, and more fear now, that the aftermath will result in...
In an interview with Mahmūd ‘Īsá, Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā elaborates on many of his controversial stances and honors the Qur’ān as the only authentic point of reference for Muslims. He also declares that the divine influence of the Qur’ān is not in the human interpretation of the Qur’ānic...
Al-Wafd and al-Usboa papers are positive toward the Yemeni Shaykh al-Habib al-Gafri and against the decision to deport him. Sout al-Ummah, however, believes that better than deporting him would be to disclose his deception. al-Musawwar interviews him on the reasons behind his deportation and his...
The fact that the Muslim leaders were called caliphs or the Amīr of the believers gave the political authority in Islām a religious and a legal dimension. Islām did not know the meaning of Ummah except in the time of the Prophet. All the Islamic authorities after the time of the Prophet were...
In an interview with Rose al-Yūsuf, prominent Muslim thinker Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn speaks out on the truth behind the dispute between Shī‘ah and Sunnīs over disrespect of the Prophet’s companions.
Muhammad Fawzī asks Dr.‘Alī Jum‘ah about the differences between the Sunnī and Shī‘ah.
Doyen of the college of Islamic studies in Italy, Dr. Kalila Sarnelli Tesherecwa is one of the most famous Christian female intellectuals not only in Italy, but also in all European countries. Despite being a Christian, she calls on people to accept Islam. Her research has focused on the...
The Sheikh of the Azhar has sent a letter to the Shiaa conference in London trying to bridge the divide between Sunnis and Shiites, while not stirring up anger from Sunnis, in particularly the Azhar Scholar’s Front.
An interview with Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi, answering questions from readers of the Katholiek Nieuwsblad, a Dutch Catholic weekly.
Christian organizations have continued their attacks against Muslims, alleging that the persecution of Copts is the most important human rights issue. This was alleged by an organization called the Patriotic Federation of Missionaries and came at the same time as many false accusations from...
Subtitle:The book attacks Islam and encourages prostitutionThe High Council of Islamic Research has demanded the confiscation of the book ’Lawful prostitution’ because it attacks Islam and encourages vice. A report made by the religious scholars of the council confirmed that the book is...
The author discusses how hadīth was recorded at the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
The planned screening of The Da Vinci Code in Egypt has been met with strong opposition from church leaders. Arguing that “forbidden fruit is sweet,” Hānī Labīb believes that the ban on the movie will encourage more people to see the movie.
In this article, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, muftī of Egypt, explains five points of disagreement between Sunnis and Shi’ites. He made clear that these disagreements have no real grounds.
The article comments on the idea that Islamic scholars refuse a female Muslim to hold positions of president and Muslim Caliph. They resort to a hadith narrated by Abu Bakrah that when the Prophet Muhammad was informed that people of Persia were ruled by Kisra´s daughter. He replied that no...
Explanation of the rule "No ijtihad with a text." The author believes that this rule imprisons the mind and forbids bringing about new legislations.
In Kuwait too, a suspicious magazine called Al-Menbar alleged that Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab was a homosexual and that Abu Bakr Al-Seddiq was not in the cave with Prophet Muhammad. The magazine went too far as to accuse the companion Khaled Ibn Al-Walid of having committed adultery with the wife...

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