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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...
In one of the three books reviewed on page 17 of this issue of al-Qāhira newspaper, Shaykh Yousuf al-Qaradāwī says he is one of the defenders of the Umayyad Dynasty, first among them the founder Mu‘āwiya Ibn Abī Sufyān.
In Kuwait too, a suspicious magazine called Al-Menbar alleged that Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab was a homosexual and that Abu Bakr Al-Seddiq was not in the cave with Prophet Muhammad. The magazine went too far as to accuse the companion Khaled Ibn Al-Walid of having committed adultery with the wife...
Iqbal Baraka, the editor-in-chief of the Hawaa magazine, bring us back in her book about hejab [veil covering women’s hair] to the very beginnings of the practice, saying, “The Assyrians in Iraq were the first to impose the hejab on women.”
The article gives an outline of the Christian Orthodox groups in the Arab world to see which of them can bridge the gap between Islam and the West. In contrast to the Church of Alexandria and Africa of the Greek Orthodox, the Church of Antioch of Syrian Orthodox can be effective in that respect due...
[Hisba is a term referring to the right of a Muslim to defend public morality and suing on behalf of religion.] The article comments on one of the four books published recently by the Gama´at Al-Islamiya. The book discusses the concept of hisba. The leaders of the Gama´at admitted that hisba was...
The article tackles more than one point related to the Islamic groups. It comments on the book of Ayman Al-Zawahri “Knights Under the Flag of the Prophet” and on Montasser Al-Zayyat´s “Al-Zawahri as I knew him.” It tries to answer the question of why Bin Laden gained great popularity among...
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...

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