الجمعة، 6 أغسطس 2010
Egypt is not a secular but also its not religious .
By these words Dr Abd Al-Muti Bayoumi opened his speech with the students of Egyptian universities and the sons of the Islamic world at Camp of Abu keer Area in Alexandria.
Dr. Abdel Muti Bayoumi , the professor at Al-azhar University and member of the Islamic Research Academy,said that Islam is in crisis that prevents its progress , And the West nor the orientalists has not relation with this problem . But indeed the Muslims are the first obstacle .
Because They do not have a true vision of Islam until today. In addition , they are suffering from the loss of human rights to have real freedom and democracy, of speech and thought as well as women's rights. Pointing to the failure of Al -Azhar . Although that he hopes of some signs that could improve of its role.
Bayoumi confirmed that the remains of intolerance that are found in some western politicians and media men ,are no longer effective and the evidence of that fact , Islam is the second religion in France, England and Belgium .
He pointed out That Egypt is not a secular country, because it interferes in religious matters, but also it is not a religious country because it is not governed by the clergy. While Egypt still at the stage of search for its identity and theories, economic, political and social view.
Bayoumi said that , this days in our modern life , there is no control over the religious ideas , as also Al-Azhar can not confiscate any book .
In another point Bayoumi demanded to read Al-Koran and the prophet saying with a development view , pointing out that our time is not a judge of Islam and the the rigidity of Muslim scholars in thinking in the texts of the holly Quran , is the reason behind the westerner's misunderstand of Islam.
At the end he confirmed with the right of women to be a president of the republic and to be a judge. And Muslims must try to understand the saying of Prophet Muhamed rightly