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The author of this article reviews three books written in a way he thinks is objective about Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and Muslims, stressing that not all Western writers are unfair to Islam.
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 is an interview with Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III. He comments on the relation between the church and the state, opposition within the church, divorce among Copts, homosexuality, his relations with former president Sadāt and his relation with Archpriest Mattá al-Maskīn [Yūsuf...
The author comments on the hudood [limits imposed by God, and is usually used to refer to the punishments laid down in the Qur´an for specific crimes such as theft and adultery] of the Shari´a. He tries to answer the question of whether Egypt is close to their implementation or not.
The article presents an interview with his Eminence Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Guzu, mufti of Mount Lebanon. The conversation discusses the relation between Islamic civilization and other civilizations, and how to form a new future for the Islamic nation?
The press review tackles the controversy sparked during a symposium convened to discuss the Coptic heritage encyclopedia, issued by the Yuhannā al-Habīb publishing house.
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....
The author comments on the relations between Muslims and Christians in Jerusalem and on the city itself as a symbol of their national unity.
Explanation of the rule "No ijtihad with a text." The author believes that this rule imprisons the mind and forbids bringing about new legislations.
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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