Saif el-Din Abdel Fattah teaches Islamic political theory and political thought at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at the University of Cairo. At the same university he is the executive head of the Program for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures.
Voices from Islam /2. In its essential principles Islamic religious law is not based upon the historical experience of a society or a community but comes directly from heaven. This shelters it from human free will, passions and special interests.