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Dr. Fou´ad Zakariya, a professor of Philosophy, suggested secularism as a substitute for Islamic thinking, stressing that it is the solution for the intellectual rigidity Muslims suffer from. The author approaches a group of Muslim scholars of religion for comments, they all object to this opinion...
There is a great respect in Egyptian schoolbooks for Christian religion, although there is only little information on its faith and life. There is excellent information on the early history of the Copts in Egypt, but almost no information about the Christian minority after the conquest of Egypt....
Quotes from Dr. Muhammad Emara’s writings on the Muslim Brotherhood. He compares between the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups. He also gives reasons for his choice not to join the Brotherhood.
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’ was established in 1895. The first muftī was the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Hassouna al-Nawāwī and he was followed by Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abdou from 1899 until 1905, when he died.
Dr. Muhammad ‘Umāra argues that Muhammad ‘Abduh’s articles, letters, and writings launched a new generation and modernized Arabic writing style. The intellectual press that he led was the banner of reform, through which ‘Abduh’s new conceptual framework was applied.
A hundred years after Imām Muhammad ‘Abduh’s death we are invited once again to think about reform and the limitations of fundamentalist rhetoric.
After the loss of Palestine to the Jews, the intellectual silence was followed by trials to wake the conscience of the nation. That was visible in Turkey, when the Association of Unity and Advancement revolted against the silence of the Ottoman Sultān.
The following issue presents a number of articles on the increasing tensions between the Arab world and the West, particularly with regards to issues of freedom of expression.
The tradition of the niqab has become widespread in Egypt, especially in poor quarters. The niqab is an inherited tradition and not a pillar of the Islamic faith. It was transmitted to Egypt from some Islamic and Arabic countries that live by the traditions of nomadic life and not by the orders of...
Majdī Khalīl criticizes Muslim extremists who he believes are leading the Arab and Muslim world to backwardness and preventing them from keeping up with modernization.


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