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Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]
The author of the article presents excerpts of the ideas that were discussed during the meeting held in Alexandria on human rights and renovation of religious discourse.
Najīb Mahfūz’s novels are full of religious symbols. Many religious notions have become moral ones through time, language and social traditions.
The author of the article reviews types of Islamic discourse among which are the discourse of Islamic moderation, Sufi Islamic discourse and text-based Islamic discourse.
The author discusses whether Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdel-Wahab, the founder of Wahabism, called for a new school in Islam or simply agreed with the imams of the four main schools. He gives a background on the ideologies of each school to conclude that there is accordance in everything between the...
The author discusses whether the Azhar curricula really need to be improved. He gives many examples of the Azhar schoolbooks to show that they should be changed. Many of the vocabulary used and even the ideas taught are obsolete and against modern sciences. The image of women portrayed in them is...
Ijtihad is no longer bringing about new human opinions that consider the conditions and changes of life but is simply studying the opinions of the predecessors and try to discover rules in their work. Those rules have been turned into holy rules without which no ijtihad can be made. Such...

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