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The Muslim perception of Israel in light of the recent Gaza bombardment and the story of the fabled Abū Hasīrah dominate this week’s editorial.
A number of articles about the different attitudes toward freedom of expression are featured in this issue. Hulsman also comments on articles that discuss Copts withdrawal from Egyptian society, the number of Copts in Egypt and efforts to change the names of places in Cairo from Western names to...
Muslims respect Jesus, the Virgin Mary and the Bible which are all common ground that should bring Christians and Muslims together and be a solid base for strong and cooperative relations between them.
The author believes that knighting a controversial British author Salman Rushdie is an offense against Islam, wondering whether this is indicative of an official war against Muslims and their sacred beliefs.4. Developments in Islam in the Arab world 4.1 General Islamic issues and developments
The relationship between religion and the state is being strengthened in America. But why are they preaching what they do not do themselves? Why are they preaching secularism to the Islamic World when they are strengthening the relationship between religion and the state, which has been going for...
The Qur’ān desecration incidents still echo in the U.S. and spark outrage across the Islamic world. The scandal that the American Newsweek Magazine unveiled has made the American hostility towards Islam no secret to anyone.
Zayn al-‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī writes about Orientalist Bernard Lewis’ allegations made during a conference that has recently been held in Jerusalem.
On the third anniversary of the attack of September 11, 2001, Arabic newspapers and magazines published articles marking the event. Most of these articles discussed the impact of these attacks, which are generally attributed to al-Qa?ida, on the Arab Muslim world, US-Islām relations, and Arab-...
On the occasion of Christmas, His Beatitude Cardinal Stephanos II, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt, wrote an article that was published in both al-Ahram and al-Akhbar on "The Christmas of Love." Dr. Laila Takla and Zein al-Abeedin al-Rekabi wrote in al-Ahram and Asharq Al-Awsat...
A comment on what a Danish poll said about the Qur’ān being the second most wanted Christmas present in Denmark.
The article denounces the Sunnah-Shī‘ah disputes. The author reminds the conflicting parties that the two ideologies derive from the same religion, Islām, which commands them to be united.
The author of the article, Zayn al- ‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī, believes that the Sunnī- Shī‘ah sectarian conflict in Iraq is playing into the hands of the United States, which, he says, is now trying to divide the Middle East along ethnic lines. Explaining the significant doctrinal disagreement between...
More than 85 Egyptian Christians have rejected what Revd. Jerry Falwell said about the Prophet Muhammad being a terrorist. Three members of the Egyptian parliament have asked the prime minister to issue a decree to the effect of not allowing the enemies of Islām and those who disgrace Prophet...
Zayn al- ‘Ābidīn al-Rikābī discusses the conditions and steps for criticizing religious behavior. He argues that comedy, if it adheres to certain conditions, can be a medium for criticizing extremist religious behavior and also for presenting moderate viewpoints.
The author stresses and tries to prove that the Islamic world is not at war with the Christian world. He also expressed the opinion that the rulers of the Christian world should avoid completely any attitudes or statements that provoke Muslims into thinking that what is going on and what they are...
The Qur’ān refers to the birth of Jesus Christ as a supernatural phenomenon. It also describes the Virgin Mary as one who "guarded her chastity," defending her against accusations of wanton unchastity, directed at her during her lifetime and recorded in the Talmud.
Al-Rikābī responds to Tony Blair’s suggestion that the war on Iraq is God’s will. The author rejects the idea of using religion to launch wars, considering it to be hypocrisy.
The author writes on the punishment received by the British historian David Irving and London Mayor Ken Livingstone for offending Jews, saying that this proves that freedom of expression in Europe is not as absolute as one might imagine.
Islam encourages ethics and Islamic texts state that some non-Muslims are people of ethics. Some events show that Muslims are not the only people who have ethics. There are some non-Muslims whose behavior is more ethical than some people who claim that they are Muslims. The opposing attitude of...
The author condemns the crime of the bombings of Al-Mahya complex in Saudi Arabia. Citing some Qur´anic verses and hadiths, he emphasizes that terrorist actions contradict with Islam which prohibits killing innocent people. The author argues that the perpetrators of such crimes join the enemies of...

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