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Mr. Bas Belder was between 1999 and 2019 one of the very few members in the European Parliament showing an active interest in the position of Christians in the Middle East. He is to be complimented for his genuine interest in Christians in the Middle East but the sources he used in his paper for...
Dr. Īhāb Ramzī, a member of the Legislative Committee of the House of Representatives, stated that his suggestion to divide the ʿIsmah between husbands and wives was not new and that his intention was merely to simplify the steps of the current khulʿ.
Media figure Ibrāhīm ʿĪsa praised the Egyptian movie ‘I Raised My Eyes to the Sky,’ directed by Ayman al-Amīr and Nadā Rīyāḍ, which also won the L'Œil d'Or, or the Golden Eye, award for Best Documentary at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, stated that it is not in the authority of the ʿulemāʾ (scholars) to judge someone to be a kāfir (disbeliever). He added that such a ruling can only take place after meticulous verification and through the judiciary.
Dr. Saʿad al-Dīn al-Hilālī, a professor of jurisprudence (fiqh) at al-Azhar University, stated that the debates about the Sunna (the traditions of the Prophet Muḥammad) or the Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī collection of ḥadīths, are being used as propaganda tools rather than topics of genuine discussions aimed...
Talk show host ʿAmr Adīb said that he would arrange a debate between researcher Islām al-Buḥayrī, one of the founding members of the Arab Intellect Taqueen (Takwīn), and Islamic preacher ʿAbullah Rushdī, to discuss the ideas of the foundation that has recently been sparking controversy.
Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyyād, spoke back to those who say that Ṣūfīsm did not exist during the time of the Prophet Muḥammad and the Ṣaḥāba (the Prophet’s Companions), saying that these claims are groundless as they have been debunked on numerous occasions.
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Shahāwī, the chief of the Shāfʿī Sufi Order in Egypt, said that Ṣūfīsm, like any other branch of science, is guided by ten principles. He added that Ṣūfīsm concerns self-exploration and the pursuit of virtuous ethics, as well as the renunciation of bad manners.
The Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Sheikh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, said, “Of the names of God, ‘Justice’ is one of the Most Beautiful, as it is against inequality and injustice; this means that He who owns all, Allāh, Glory be to Him, does not commit injustice. The name of ‘Justice’ does not appear in the Qurʾān...
Veteran journalist, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, highlighted the pressing need for Egyptians to prioritize the preservation of rational thinking, which he said is a fundamental objective of Islamic sharīʿa.


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