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Islam and politics can’t go together

By Moha Ennaji The last three or so decades have seen a spectacular rise of what came to be called “political Islam”: a complex but real category in political and social sciences. Whether espoused or shunned, political Islam has created a genuine debate. However, the recent events in Egypt and Tunisia threw serious doubt on …

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How Egyptians are trapped in polarity & prejudice

By Mohammed Nosseir “I accuse you of high treason!” is a phrase frequently used by Egyptians in the course of political discourse. Most of the people who use the phrase don’t really think of its actual meaning, but it is a good tool for polarisation and expressing prejudice. Apparently, Egyptian society prefers accusations and criticism …

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A big question mark on the Islamic finance industry

By Muhammad Zubair Mughal Apparently, it is a matter of pleasure that global volume of Islamic finance industry has crossed $1.3tn approximately, which is, definitely, providing the best and compatible sources of finance with interest free modes.  According to a careful estimate, there are more than 2000 Islamic Financial Institutions offering Islamic Banking, Islamic Insurance …

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Ramadan: A spiritual journey

In the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims across the world fast for the holy month of Ramadan. Although the observance of this month can be hectic and less productive for some, it undoubtedly boosts spirituality and reminds Muslims of some of the core values of Islam: honesty, charity and purification. The Daily News Egypt takes you through a journey to discover Ramadan’s rituals and spiritual aims.

Sarah El Masry

Op-ed review: 30 June and the Muslim Brotherhood

With the demonstrations of 30 June approaching, columnists ponder the fate of Egypt, and the Muslim Brotherhood.   Suleiman Shafiq 30 June, zero hour for Egypt’s division by the Muslim Brotherhood Al-Watan Newspaper Columnist Suleiman Shafiq begins the article by writing that the Tamarod campaign has scared the Islamist groups to the point where they …

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Raising tyrants in the name of Islam

“In China, they have blocked YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and no one is upset; life is good and everyone is happy. And they say we do not have freedom of speech in Egypt.” These were the enlightened words of Saad Al-Shater on his Facebook page, the son of Khairat El-Shater, vice of Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme …

Sara Abou Bakr

The spiritual journey to Mecca

Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.

Abdel-Rahman Sherief

Brotherhood’s attack on women bodes ill

By Hussein Ibish No more illusions. No further evasions. Tolerate not a single additional apologetic explanation. Admit no further concessions to a false moral and cultural relativism. The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has now fully exposed itself as what many of us have been trying to explain it is: paranoid, chauvinistic, reactionary, retrograde, and, above all, …

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