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The muftī of Egypt speaks about human rights in Islam, arguing that Islam was the first to establish a constitution to protect man’s life and property and to grant him the right to freedom of belief and expression.
The author argues that the word jihād was mentioned in the Qur’ān in the sense of exerting utmost efforts in all fields of life, not only the battlefield, whereas Christianity has a long history of holy wars between the Protestants and the Catholics.
Some Western thinkers believe that the conflict between Islam and the West is mainly a civilization-related conflict due to the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunna and because Islam obliges Muslims to practice jihad against non-Muslims. That is why the West adopts an attitude of hatred and bigotry...
The prominent preacher Dr. Al-Ahmadi Abu Al-Nour, former Egyptian Minister of Awqaf [Religious Endowments] stressed that Muslims are the enemies of no one and that over the course of history Muslims have maintained a policy of co-existence and dialogue with ‘others’ [non-Muslims]. Abu Al-Nour said...
The author believes that the recommendation of the Creed and Philosophy Committee in the Islamic Research Institute that the apostate is to be given a lifetime chance to renounce his apostate ideas is not a renewal in the Islamic fiqh. The recommendation has been made only because of the...
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...
We are glad to welcome Prof. Dr. Zaghloul R. El-Naggar in the AWR Board of Advisors. Dr. el-Naggar is a member of the board of directors of the Islamic Academy of Sciences, and a founding member and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Committee on Scientific Signs in the Holy...
The article discusses the issue of the punishment for apostasy from Islam. The author explains the opinion of the Grand Imam of the Azhar, which he expressed while in a visit to Germany. Dr. Tantawi explained that a Muslim who commits apostasy is not punished until he sets himself as an enemy...
Dr. Hasan Wajīh responds to earlier articles of Drs. Cornelis Hulsman and Dr. Jeff Adams explaining the need to apply one standard in dealing with people of different faiths or as Dr. Wajīh formulated this; to find a common ground of identification in interfaith and intercultural dialogue between...
Non-Muslims live in Muslim communities enjoying liberty; they keep their religion without being forced to hold another, and they share the duty of defending their nation. Then, what about the freedom of the Muslim himself? Could he change his religion, considering a tradition narrated by al-Bukhārī...

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