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Yusuf Aba al-Khayl

In our Islamic environment we have become used to classifying discourses according to several modes: there is the extremist mode with its representatives, and there is the moderate mode, with its own conspicuous figures and their supporters. Similarly, there is a type of collective intellectual denial, that might be termed a third mode, a ‘diluted style’, with its representatives so designated perhaps in spite of themselves.


Mohammed al-Sanduk

In his notable book The Truth of Islamic Culture[1] Shaykh Nasir ibn Hamad al-Fahd, a contemporary Islamist, proposes his view on the explosion of science following the era of the awakening. The book is in four parts and treats with the concept of science in Islamic culture, offers an opinion on the scholars of the awakening period and finally refutes a number of points of contention.


Gamal al-Banna

The people have risen up against their rulers. Will Muslims now rise up against their faqihs?[1]

The recent Egyptian uprising was a declaration that the era of treachery and oppression against the people, of the expropriation of their wealth and its confiscation by the clique or the Junta or the Mafia of opportunists and agents, and the continued exploitation of the pliant, submissive masses –  was at an end.


Iqbal al-Gharbi

No one disagrees about the talk of the domination of the Islamist phenomenon, and its hegemony over the political scene in all the various Arab Muslim states, even in the extent of its disparity and contrast. Nor that the growth of this phenomenon and its spread on the heels of the Arab Spring has thrown up a flood of questions and musings and a whole host of difficulties and challenges.