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Meanwhile, the al-Azhar founded the Forum for Moderation and Dialogue, comprising a number of Grand Scholars of al-Azhar, al-Harakah al-Islāmīah and al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīah, as a means to confront Islamic extremism.
A top theorist of the Jamā’ah, Ibrāhīm preferred to quit any posts in the group and focused on reconsidering all political and fiqh (jurisprudence) visions being pursued during the early years of the group. He has become a model of altering extremist ideologies and switching bravely to moderation...
‘Izzat al-Salamunī is a member of Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah’s Cairo Guidance Council. He hails from Salamun village in the district of Tīmah, in the governorate of Suhag in Upper Egypt. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo with a degree in commerce. He has adult children from his first wife,...
Among the difficulties in assessing the news of Egypt is the Cairo-centrism of journalism. A problem plaguing the nation in general, all major newspapers operate from the capital attracting the best talent away from other regions in search of promotions and a better life. Quality of information...
Dr. Nājiḥ Ibrāhīm, a co-founder and theoretician of the al-Jamāʿa al-Islāmīya (Islamic Group), called on President Muḥammad Mursī to lead the nation with a mentality of a statesman, not that of the Muslim Brotherhood group, and give more room for power sharing regardless of ideological differences...
At an open fast-breaking meal outside the sit-in protest for ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān at the US Embassy, Hassan Khalīfah shed tears of joy as he concluded his ten minute speech. In the picture: Hassan Khalīfah ‘I apologize for going long, but forgive me, it has been nineteen years that I have been in...
Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a key founder of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah in Egypt and the first chairman of its shūrá (consultative) council, offered an apology to Copts for “what has befallen them as a result of the Jamā’ah’s mistakes during the 1970s and 1980s”. [Robeir al-Fāris, Watanī, March 4, p. 5] Read...
In an interview conducted with Nājih Ibrāhīm, a senior scholar of the al-Jamā'ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group), said that Islamists form political parties in search of legitimacy, not power or political gains. He added that the Islamist movement needs to realize the difference between da'wah (Muslim...
A number of al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah leaders suggested the formation of a police force dedicated to fighting vice and promoting virtue. ‘Isām Dirbālah, a member of the group's shūrá council, noted that certain evil-doings do not exist in the laws. On the other hand, Nājih Ibrāhīm, another member of...
*/ Al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah officially announced its agreement to create a political party which most members of its Shūrá Council approved. Furthermore, Dr. Nājih 'Ībrāhīm, member of the Shūrá Council affiliated to al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyyah, said that the group appointed Shaykh 'Usāmah Hāfiz as...

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