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ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
Two truths mentioned in the Qur’an that form Islam’s stand towards other religions. First, there is an objective unity between Islam and other revealed religions. Second, the Qur’an does not mention any religion, whether revealed or not, in a negative way.
During his recent visit to Cairo, Robert Satloff, the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy [WINEP], attended two symposia at al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies and the Center for Political Research and Studies at Cairo University. In his speech at the...
Following the storm raised over his recent book, ’Fitnat al-Takfīr Bayn al-Shī‘ah wa-al- Wahābīyah wa-al-Sūfīyah’ [Reviewer: The Sedition of Takfīr between Shī‘ah, Wahhābism and Ṣūfism], Islamic Intellectual Dr. Muhammad ‘Imārah "explicitly and unequivocally" apologized for quoting texts that...
The writer, Minister of Endowments, continues his writing about the importance of dialogue between different religions. He asserts that such dialogues will help in achieving peace and co-existence. He supports his argument with Qur´anic quotations.
The article explains the meaning of kufr [unbelief] and kufar [unbelievers] as mentioned in the Qur´an. It tells that the word kufr has a dogmatic and a linguistic meaning and that there is no verse in the Qur´an that orders the killing of kufar. All the Qur´anic verses delay the...
The Arabic section of the Voice of America interviewed some Muslim scholars and imams to give their opinions on issues like terrorism, jihad and the right of the USA to respond to the September 11 attacks. Such interviews were taped and hundreds of thousands of tapes were copied and send to the...
In this article Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi comments on the attacks of September 11 and the possibility of having a dialogue between Islam and the west. He stressed the importance of inter-religious dialogue.
The Qur’an does not order killing as a punishment for apostasy. Accordingly, scholars should not have taken into account the hadith saying: “Kill him he who renounces his religion,” because what the Qur’an says has priority over hadiths. In addition, the Prophet could not have said something that...
Rose El-Youssef’s special file for this week contains an interview with Abdullah Annas, a pioneering Arab Afghan and articles on new preachers, how terrorists have exploited cassette tapes to spread their ideas, the Prophet’s perception of terrorism, the Brotherhood’s perception of women, the issue...

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