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We often hear about the radical statements and fatwás of Muslims and about uncompromising Christian or secular activists who can appeal to populist sentiments and mistrust of the ‘other’.
Arab-West relations have been one of the most controversial relationships in the international arena for decades.
This paper is an attempt to outline and illustrate the many facets of the Arab media's reaction to the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the profound emotions it stirred in so many Arabs and Arab journalists. 
Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
Background: During a press conference, Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī answered several questions asked by foreign reporters. Questions are related to violence, the situation in Palestine, minority rights and gender equality in Islam. All the answers in Arabic were interpreted to English however...
Background: This Conference was held at the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on the Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the...
Background: Dr. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-ʿAshmāwī (1932 – 7.11.2013) was an Egyptian Supreme Court judge and former head of the Court of State Security. He was a specialist in comparative and Islamic Law at Cairo University and is often described as “one of the most influential liberal Islamic thinkers...
Background: This Conference was held at the Ibn Khaldūn Center for Development Studies in the event of the second conference on minorities. Several speeches were given especially on Coptic rights in Egypt and related to the Muslim Christian incident of 1996 in Kafr Dimyān (Delta) and the terrorist...
Background: The tape concerns an interview with Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayūmī, professor ʾUṣūl al-dīn (sources of Islam) and scholar at the Azhar University. He tackles the issue of enlightenment in Islam while criticizing the Islamist views of Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī’s. Bayūmī praises Azhar Shaykh Dr....
Background: The interview with Majdī Hussaīn, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Shaʿb magazine and an Islamic political activist, and an Islamic Īmam revolves around the case of Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd, a liberal Islamic thinker who was accused of apostasy, and the issue of the tunnel created upon the...
Sahar Al-Ja'ārah writes about a Fatwá made by Shaykh Mahmūd ‘Āmir, President of Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhammadiyyah group at Damanhūr, which calls for the slaying of Muhammad al-Barād‘ī, former president of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for civil disobedience and incitement to...
Al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmiyyah will soon launch a new Urdu-language website in 2011 that plans to reach out to the approximately 200 million East Asian Muslims who speak the language. "The purpose of this website is to deliver the Islamic message without being excessive and overbearing. Part of it is...
    CIDT Intern Vanessa Panaligan analyzes the role and effectiveness of a new breed of religious authority--the Islamic telepreacher....  
Rānyā Badawī interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn on his opinion regarding religious, social, and political issues in Egypt.
Following a response from Dr. Hans Jansen which outlined the books that state that Sūrah 2:256 is abrogated, Hulsman and Dukhān investigated the issue further and researched the viewpoints of number of prominent Islamic websites as well as the opinion of Dr. ‘Abd Al-Mu‘ti Bayyūmī.
The author discusses the dominance of Islam in the school curriculum in Egypt, considering this a “cultural purification” against people of other religions that contradicts international human rights resolutions. He has prepared a study of the Arabic language curriculum in elementary and...
The following lines present a reflection on a previous article by the author. It presents a reader’s reaction elaborate on the subject.
The article chronicles the appearance of famous dā‘iyahs in Egypt and covers the on-going struggle between the new dā‘iyahs and Salafis to take over the status of the publicly-adored dā‘iyah. The absence of an effective role of the Azhar is also questioned.
Rose al-Yūsuf reports about different opinions regarding the recent decision to ban books written by Jamāl al-Bannā.
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