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Egypt's Al-Azhar files complaint accusing TV show of twisting Islam

Controversial TV presenter Islam El-Behery has been referred to official complaints body for 'questioning what is certain in religion' and stirring sectarian strife

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Apr 2015
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Egypt's pre-eminent Sunni Islamic institute Al-Azhar took a swipe on Wednesday at TV presenter Islam El-Behery's show for what it described as a fierce and elusive campaign against the foundations of Islam and Islamic legacy.

El-Behery, an Islamic researcher, has been providing his understanding of Islamic doctrine on his TV show and has stirred controversy for questioning the credibility of the sources of Prophet Muhammed's sayings, a prime reference for Islamic teachings next to the Quran.

Al-Azhar filed a complaint to the General Body for Investment and Free Zones requesting for TV channels not to air El-Behery's show, also saying it has known that the authority planned to send a warning to Al Qahera Wal Nas, the channel which airs his show.

El-Behery's show, the Al Azhar statement says, deliberately makes people question what is certain in religion and that it threatens social peace. Al-Azhar also accused the show of stirring sectarian strife. 

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has more than once called on Al-Azhar to fight what he labeled as faulty Islamic teachings and extremism, amid a crackdown against Islamists across the nation following the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

 

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Johnny
26-05-2015 01:16am
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The Hadith
The only people that say hadiths were first written 200+ years after the Prophet are those that haven't studied Islam. We have Sahifah Hammam b.Munabbih, a hadith collection written by the student of Abu Huraira (a companion of the Prophet) as well as others. We also have Imam Maliks Muwatta that was written 100 years prior to both Bukhari and Muslim.
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democracia
03-04-2015 02:09pm
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DON'T ASK!
"...El-Behery's show, the Al Azhar statement says, deliberately makes people question what is certain in Religion..." Aha, finally it's said; DON'T ASK QUESTIONS AS A MUSLIM! Middleage thinking! And I agree to Joe's comment: The sayings (ahadith) are made by men long after Mohamed. And this shall be the truth, it is ridiculous...
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Joe
02-04-2015 12:55pm
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Hadith
I agree with El Behery. A book of sayings written 200 years after the death of the prophet is as accurate as Al Jazeera covering the ousting of Morsi. Hadith should be ditched and Muslims should follow only the Quran.
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Ahmad
26-04-2015 04:22am
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Confusion
people seem to think that Islam when he sais we need to update el bokary and muslim that he is against hadith where is fact they themselves were updating form the 4 Imams
Neo
02-04-2015 03:37pm
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Timing is not the issue,
The issue is not the 200 years; the Bible was written hundreds of years after Jesus. The issue is how people interpret the holly books. Moderation is needed across the board.
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