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Brazil Gets Evidíªncias, a National Magazine on Islamism

Arab culture magazine in Portuguese, Evidências Supplying precise information about Islamism. That's what the creators of the magazine Evidências ('Evidences') say is the main purpose of the new arrival, which just appeared last week at newsstands throughout Brazil. The magazine features texts in Portuguese and is written in a clear language.

The publishers' intention is to convey to the Brazilian public the basic message of Islamic religion, which is, according to them, one of peace and understanding.

"Our intention is to show readers the essence of Islamic religion, free from distortion and prejudice," says Sayed Sharif Sayed Al-Amily, general coordinator for the publication.

Evidências magazine fills a gap in the Brazilian publishing market. In the last decades, public interest in specific subjects led to the creation of niches, with publications turned to certain segments.

"Now, people who are interested in gaining deep knowledge of Islamism, its rules, dogmas, the practices and beliefs of Muslims, have a specialized magazine at their disposal," explains professor Jamil Ibrahim Iskandar.

Holder of a postdoctoral degree in Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid, he is a member of the magazine's Board of Publishers.

"One of our objectives is to build a bridge, one that will present Brazilians with a complete view of Islamism, a matter of vital strategic importance in the contemporary world," claims Sayed Sharif.

"We intend to provide a counterpoint to daily newscasts, in which Islamism and the Muslims are always linked to acts of violence, which ends up creating a partial, tendentious image, thus feeding prejudice and Islamophobia," warns Professor Iskandar.

Printed on glazed paper, featuring lots of pictures, and with approximately 80 pages, Evidências magazine is a bimonthly publication. Collaborators include icons of Arab and Islamic culture in Brazil, such as Professor Samir El-Hayek.

The texts approach issues pertaining to Islamic culture and religion that are not always accessible to the general public: the use of the veil, marriage, the relation between East and West, Islamic history, foundations, the practice of prayer, pilgrimage, as well as political, social and economic issues, dealt with from the Islamic point of view.

Evidências magazine is being distributed nationwide, and is available at newsstands. Subscriptions can be made by telephone at (+55 11) 3329-9200 or (+55 41) 3222-4515. E-mail orders should be sent to mesquitaimamali@yahoo.com.br or at www.arresala.org.br.

Omar Nasser works for the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná.

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  • João da Silva

    Forrest
    [quote]like most religions they start out well[/quote]

    It is BUSINESS, my friend, and nothing to do with 79 virgins. Close your eyes,take a deep breath and meditate.The Syrian-Lebanese community has been in Brazil for a very long time and they are not going to blow up anything. Ah, remember that you have a politician by the name of Ralph Nader whose ancestors emigrated to your country a long time ago.

    Just imagine the amount of money “EvidÀƒªncia” will be making selling advertisement for the Brazilian companies in the Arab world. 🙁

  • Jussara Lima

    DALI SACI!
    EU IA PREFERIR UMA REVISTA NACIONAL SOBRE O SACI PERERÀƒÅ  😉

  • forrest Brown

    like most religons they start out well
    so when you get a bunch of unhappy brasilians that get hold of one mad bomber
    and they start blowing apart all the US firms , then french , english , and down the list

    will it be lulas new army that stops the civil war .

    or will they find it hard to find a brasilian willing to blow themselves up for
    79 vigrins ????????

    AND LOOK AT IT THE WAY I DO

    NO ONE SAID THEY ALL WOULD BE BEATUFIL YOUNG WOMEN

    could be ugly men , monkeys , cammels , chickens

    now that would be worth diying for

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