Abu Ishaq Al Heweny

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Abu Ishaq Al Heweny
Born 1956 (age 60–61)
Ethnicity Egyptian
Region Egypt
Religion Islam
Denomination Qutbi
Movement the muslim brotherhood

Abu Ishaq Al Heweny (Arabic: أبو إسحاق الحوينى‎‎, born June 1956) is a Salafi scholar.[1][2][3] Born in the village of Hewen in Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate in Egypt. He issued a fatwa against Hamed Abdel-Samad in 2013 for writing a book on islamofascism.[4][5] In 2015, the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments initiated a campaign to remove any books authored by Salafi scholars including Al Heweny from all mosques in Egypt.[2]


  1. ^ Daily News Egypt: "Al-Nour Party seeks support of Salafi figures in parliamentary elections" November 7, 2015
  2. ^ a b Muslim Village: "Egypt bans Salafi books from mosques" by ABU HUDHAYFAH June 28, 2015
  3. ^ Bayat, Asef; Herrera, Linda (2010-08-19). Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North. Oxford University Press. pp. 173–. ISBN 9780195369212. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hamed Abdel-Samad: "Meine Rettung war, das Land schnell zu verlassen"" (in German). Zeit Magazin. 2 August 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Atheism in Egypt: Breaking the taboo". Qantara.de. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.