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A man nominated to lead Muslims in prayer.

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19. The pope’s vestments; an insult to the grand imam

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19. The pope’s vestments; an insult to the grand imām
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p.8-9, 23
Date of source: 
19-05-2008
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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Almost a year ago, al-Fajr newspaper published an edited photo of the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Sayyid Tantāwī, which depicted him wearing the garments of the Catholic Pope and holding his scepter. The grand imām considered the depiction insulting and filed a claim against the newspaper’s editor-in-chief and the journalist in whose article the photo was published. Christians considered the claim to be be an offense against Christianity, since the grand imām considered the cross and the religious vestments of the pope an insulting sign.

81. 'Tantawi’s lawsuit against ‘Adil Hamudah is the beginning of sectarian sedition,' observers say

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81. 'Tantāwī’s lawsuit against ‘Adil Hamūdah is the beginning of sectarian sedition,' observers say
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p. 8
Date of source: 
15-05-2008
Author: 
Husam Hindi
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Husām Hindī comments on the Grand Imām’s reaction to al-Dustūr’s cartoons depicting him as the Catholic Pope.

48. The Baha’is and I

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48. The Bahā’īs and I
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p. 11
Date of source: 
13-05-2008
Author: 
Jamal ‘Abd al-Rahim
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Jamāl ‘Abd al-Rahīm writes about the history of Bahā’īs.

25. Shaykh al-Mahallawi: I would refuse to rule Egypt if asked

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25. Shaykh al-Mahallāwī: I would refuse to rule Egypt if asked
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p. 3
Date of source: 
12-05-2008
Author: 
Muhammad al-Zahi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The article presents an interview with the fundamentalist cleric Ahmad al-Mahallāwī.

23. Minimizing prayer times during working hours

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23. Minimizing prayer times during working hours
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pp. 36, 37
Date of source: 
14-05-2008
Author: 
Muhammad Nur
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Muhammad Nūr reports on the different opinions of Muslim scholars concerning the recent fatwá of Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī regarding prayer times.

18. Electing the Grand Imam instead of appointing him

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18. Electing the Grand Imām instead of appointing him
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p. 4
Date of source: 
15-05-2008
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Has rejected the suggestion that the grand Imām be chosen from the members of the Islamic Research Academy.

14. Long Live the Azhar Scholars Committee

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14. Long Live the Azhar Scholars Committee
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p. 4
Date of source: 
15-05-2008
Author: 
Counselor Mahmud al-Khudayri
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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Mahmūd al-Khudayrī comments on the Egyptian-Israeli agreement to export Egyptian natural gas to Israel.

13. Developing the Azhar

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13. Developing the Azhar
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p. 18
Date of source: 
15-05-2008
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Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Nuhayr ‘Ismat
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The Azhar comments on the educational system in its schools.

60. The grand imam of the Azhar rejects abolishing death penalty

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60. The grand imām of the Azhar rejects abolishing death penalty
Date of source: 
06-05-2008
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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In his word at the closing ceremony of the cultural season of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, the Azhar Grand Imām Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī expresses his and Islam’s adamant rejection to abolishing the death penalty.

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