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Egypt's Grand Mufti responds to attacks on Islam in new book

New book by the head of Al-Ahzar aiming to explain Islamic moral values comes in response to alleged attacks on Islam in the West

Samar Nasr, Thursday 3 Jan 2013
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Master of Excellence: Methodology of moral discipline in the Prophetic tradition.
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Egyptian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa has released a new book in English entitled Master of Excellence: Methodology of moral discipline in the Prophetic tradition.

The book is a response to the disparaging depictions of the Prophet Mohammad in some Western magazines, especially the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to the book’s press release.

The book, translated by Professor Ibrahim Najm, consultant to Gomaa, targets the Western reader and aims to outline the moral values of Islam as elucidated in the Sunna, asserting that the Prophet Mohammad adopted a special moral methodology that urged people to refine their ethics and embrace the values of justice, decency and tolerance.

Sheikh Gomaa says in the new book that Islam has the ability to translate its principles into moral values that help achieve noble goals, including peace and security for all people.

The book explains many Islamic ideals, from preserving the environment to tolerating others. Najm states that the book aims to correct the distorted image of Islam propagated by attacks in the West.

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egyptian commentator
07-01-2013 02:36pm
fix yourself first...
Mr. Grand Mufti sir, the western (mis)conceptions of Islam as a religion, lifestyle, philosophy and society is a direct result of the behavior of those around the world who identify as muslims. You cannot simply write a book saying how tolerant and environmentally sensitive Islam is, when muslim countries, Egypt especially, looking the way they do. The countries currently with the best examples (in comparison to muslim countries) of environmental consciousness, tolerance and peacefulness are countries which have absolutely nothing to do with Islam or its prophet. I think your efforts would be more useful in helping to shape your own society to reflect the ideals in your book, so that western eyes can rather see for themselves.
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04-01-2013 03:49am
Islam is a great religion. There is NO doubt about. However the so called Muslims do not even pray and are led astray. We should concentrate on prayer and doing good deeds (zakat) as our primary duty. The rest of the Barakah will be provided by Allah
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