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. Islamic thinkers Gamal Al-Banna and Selim Al-Awa believe that the Qur´an does not state any worldly punishment for apostasy and that apostates are punished in the hereafter. They stress that calling for punishment for apostasy is not in accordance with the Qur´anic principle that there is no...
Reforming the religious discourse means neither changing any of the bases of Islam nor being biased towards the group to which the religious discourse is directed. Also it is not only confined to developing the ways of Da´awa. Reforming the religious discourse means reforming the Islamic...
The author argues that there are three different categories of polytheists [from an Islamic point of view].
This article refutes some religious ideas that are believed to be religious postulates. The callers for the establishment of a religious state always use such purportedly religious postulates to support their argument. The author believes that these postulates are among the reasons behind the...
Dr. Mahmoud Salam Zanati compiled a study on wearing the hijab and the mixing and segregation of the two sexes in Arab society. He wrote that Arabs during the Jahiliya times and until the Ummayyid period didn’t know of sexual segregation. The obligation of the veil was only applied to the women of...
Khilafa [the rule of a caliph, a successor of Mohammed who holds both worldly and religious responsibilities], the republic, monarchy; these are different forms of government systems. Which of them represents the Islamic system? Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, the Islamic thinker, expresses his...
The punishment for Ridda [apostasy] from Islam was not stated clearly in the Holy Qur’an like the punishment for stealing. However, it was mentioned in two not-agreed-by-all Hadiths. The scholars did not consider such Hadiths while giving opinions, to the extent that Dr. Mahmoud Shaltout, the late...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is an Islamic thinker and well-known law professor. In this continuation article of an interview of him he expresses his opinions on Shura and democracy, Khilafa (the Caliphate), different schools of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the issue of non-Muslim minorities in...
The author Rifa’at Sa’id argues that Islam in his view is humanistic and is not the way Islamists present it. The Prophet Mohammed presented a flexible, logical and human method in dealing with people who have different beliefs or opinions. There are no people with infallible interpretations of the...

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