Power Politics or Principle?

Source: Carnegie

Author(s): Nathan J. Brown and and Cassia Bardos

Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77928

After publicly squabbling over divorce law and religious language, Egypt’s presidency and its leading Islamic institution, Al-Azhar, have moved their clash to a much more arcane level. Today, they disagree over how much society is threatened by debating the authenticity of hadiths—the accounts of the statements and actions of the prophet Mohammed and the early Muslims—and their role in Islamic law.


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