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Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for...
Some Egyptian Christian emigrants have always been parroting during the former regime's time that they could not come to Egypt to convene meetings and forums for dialogue over the Christian citizens' cares and problems as well as discrimination and challenges facing equality in Egypt.
In his first sermon after the salafists' attacks on the Cathedral, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III ignored talking on the Kāmīliyā Shihātah issue, although there were many speculations that he would settle this issue during the sermon. Pope Shenouda asked all Copts to forgive all those who...
  Jayson Casper considers the attack in Alexandria and the resulting sectarian demonstrations which arose in its wake. He explores some of the contextual issues and finds hope in an interfaith effort promoted by a dialogue group in the city. Even so, efforts to find meaning in the tragedy must go...
Dr. Mustafa Al-Shakma in an interview with Atef Abdel-Ghany, talks about the forthcoming celebrations of the fourteen-hundredth anniversary of Egypt’s entry into the Islamic world. He insists that the people of Egypt were not forced to adopt Islam after its Fath [opening up of the land by Muslims...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is an Islamic thinker and well-known law professor. In this continuation article of an interview of him he expresses his opinions on Shura and democracy, Khilafa (the Caliphate), different schools of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the issue of non-Muslim minorities in...
Teachers of history in Egyptian universities affirmed the prominent role played by the Coptic Church in national liberation movements.
Also Dr. al-Qimni addresses issues of double standards. For example one of the current Sheikhs of extremism thinks that it is the Muslim’s duty to declare war against Bulgaria and Spain since they were once Islamic territories. But territories that were once Christian are not discussed. Several...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
During the European –Arab Conference, “The Contribution of Religious Minorities to Society”; launching event of the academic exchange program between the University of Vienna and higher education institutions in Lebanon and
Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī writes about how Islamic preachers and scholars misinterpret Islam and the Qur’ān.
Khalīl presents a history of the advice and guidance sessions held with Copts who want to convert to Islam.
Al-Jihād’s recent revisions contain the same fundamentalist principles as the Islamic groups and will give priority to violent methods if the group comes to power.
Mahdī Bunduq presents a historical background of Muslim-Christian relations since the Islamic invasion of Egypt in 641 A.D. until the establishment of modern state in the 19th century.
Ahmad Murād reports on the statements of the prominent Muslim scholar Dr. Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, in which he called on Muslims to renew their fiqh in order to abide by global changes to avoid clashes with world cultures.
The following lines present more details about the Jihād introspections, their advocates and their opponents. While some people consider Imām’s revisions a turning point in the history of the Islamic groups, many observers doubt the authenticity of the revisions.
The article presents a personal impression of a trip to Dayr Abū Ḥinnis, and includes discussions on Muslim-Christian relations and church building.
In the article, Islamic thinker Dr. Sayyid al-Qimnī responds to a discussion by the Muslim Brotherhood senior leader Mr. ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Abū al-Futūh...
While the majority of Muslim schools impose the death penalty on people who convert from Islam, the Qur’ān imposes no earthly punishment for conversion, andtheProphet Muhammad never killed anybody for apostasy. In the following lines Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā writes about tolerance in Islam...
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