Invention of the term ‘preacher’ in Muslim societies

Friday, 9 February 2018

Islam did not forbid slavery. According to Islamic law, a Muslim can own slaves, buy them and sell them as he wishes. Despite this fact, Muslim societies have stopped practicing slavery and the slave market has been banned for a long time.This is natural and logical progress, as human beings naturally respond to social and cultural development. Other nations and peoples have similarly given up many old practices because many of them are no longer in keeping with the times.One of the most ...

Salah al-Sayer

Were Amr Khaled’s prayers genuine?

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Amr Khaled’s submission and prayers for his Facebook followers, whether real or fake, and whether they aim to serve God or get rich and famous, raise important questions about piousness and the phenomenon of new preachers and extremism. Fans of the famous preacher were angry that he was criticized and said that Amr has the right to do whatever he wants with his page.They are right as he is certainly free to do whatever he wants, even if t mean digitalizing humility. However, others have ...

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Amr Khaled and the stardom of preaching

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Egyptian preacher Amr Khaled – who is no stranger to polemics and controversies – stirred up news after he released video clips of himself from the Hajj pilgrimage. These video clips included passages where he recorded himself in front of the Kabaa with the Ihram attire praying heartily with devotion. This led to criticism and ridicule from several parties. Naturally, there were those who defended the star of Egyptian television preacher and called the attacks directed toward him ...

Mashari Althaydi

On the demise of intellectualism and ‘end of the preacher’

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Comprehensive theories have been criticized since the mid-twentieth century. Those who have been criticized include preachers, intellectuals and religious clerics. Michel Foucault was an outspoken critic as he announced the demise of the intellectual and even criticized his major project. “I never wrote anything but illusions,” he once said. Gilles Deleuze was also a prominent critic as he refused to be described as an “intellectual” and believed this description meant ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Yemeni worshippers oust new preacher imposed by the Houthis

Saturday, 17 June 2017

The worshippers in a mosque in the Shamlan district, north-west of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, stood against Houthi attempts to replace the mosque’s preacher with another one affiliated to them. The video that was circulated by activists, showed the anger of the worshippers and their rejection of the Houthi preacher. They forced him and the gunmen to get out of the mosque. Some Yemeni websites reported that worshippers at the al-Bar Mosque in Shamlan district were surprised when Houthi ...

Saudi preacher releases ‘I believe in Jesus’ song

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Prominent Saudi preacher Aed ِAl Qarni has released an Islamic song titled “I believe in Jesus” to coincide with Christmas

Saudi preacher jailed for defaming Saudi star

Monday, 31 October 2016

The preacher attacked Qasabi during a Friday sermon in a mosque in Asir in June 2015 and called him an “infidel”

Iran confirms death penalty for Sunni preacher

Friday, 30 October 2015

The court issued the final verdict for Shahram Ahmadi, who was first charged in 2012, on Oct. 25

In Saudi Arabia, imams need to focus on sermons – not loudspeakers

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Friday sermons are not news broadcasts

Khaled Almaeena

Twitter preachers: From religious affairs to product endorsements

Thursday, 9 October 2014

From the cassette to Twitter, preachers have been using for public mobilization. The cassette tape was the primary means to which preachers reached out to their audience and sought for their growth, today they dominate the social networking site Twitter. The social networks allowed many preachers whose main activities in the past were to talk about specific topics, such as Jihad and some legitimacy violations, to engage in various new topics that sometimes market them and even endorse products. ...

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