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*/ Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayīb, has resumed his meetings after Eīd al-Fitr, with intellectuals and thinkers from various spectrums on the activation of the Azhar document after approval from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).  
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
On Wednesday, al-Maydān published an interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imām of the Azhar.   Al-Tayyib said that those who carried out the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria on New Year’s Day are “enemies of the Prophet.”   The interviewer told the Grand Imām that some...
Rose al-Yūsuf reports that the crisis between the Azhar and the Egypt Peace Lovers Society has escalated.   It says this is because the society, headed by Hānī ‘Azīz, had "jumped onto" the proposal by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imām of the Azhar, for the creation of a joint Muslim-Christian...
People's Assembly member Ahmad al-Sahafi wants to know what the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments has done to encourage imāms to push for acceptance and co-existence between the country's Copts and Muslims, especially in light of the New Year's Day attack on a church in Alexandria.   According to a...
 AWR obtained the original text of the Azhar documents for Freedom. Please find it below.
  Rev. Rādī Atallah, the pastor of ‘Attārīn Evangelical Church in Alexandria, tells his personal story and explains how his church is moving forward with reconciliation efforts following last week's bombing of the Two Saints Church that left 23 dead and a community in mourning...    
  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...
The author pointed out that he had crossed out many of the comments he received on "Awan Al-Ward" because he was keen to limit the arguments around the serial in the frame of its being a dramatic work that has nothing to do with preaching religion. Also, he was surprised by an article in Al-Ahram...
The author comments on Fahmi Howeidi’s article about establishing an Islamic party. He expressed his surprise at the fact that Howeidi discussed the idea only from a constitutional angle but not from a political one. Howeidi’s idea that the constitution does not prohibit founding religious parties...
The General Secretary of the Azhar scholars’ Front sent a letter to Al-Usboa to explain what he really meant by his article which is said was meant to criticize the Grand Imam. He said that he meant to criticize the lady who interviewed the Grand Imam and not the Grand Sheikh himself.
Tomorrow, Pope Shenouda will hold an iftar [breaking the fasting of the Ramadan] celebration in the Cathedral in Abassiya. The celebration will be attended by the Prime Minister, the heads of the Peoples Assembly and the Shura Council, the Grand Imam, and the Mufti.
The author criticizes an article by a Dutch Sociology Professor which she describes as a warning for the danger of Islam on society. The article is said to describe Muslims as being cruel, barbarian and backward. The author believes the article reflects European racism against Arabs.
The dramatic scene through which the writer gives the pros and the cons to the idea of establishing an Islamic party for the Muslim Brotherhood continued in this article [see RNSAW week 49, article 6]. There are two friends. One of them welcomes having an Islamic party that would work to enforce...
The Council of the Suez Canal University agreed to nominate the Grand Imam for the King Faisal International Award for the year 2002 and as an appreciation for his great efforts in serving the Islamic cases all over the world.
Interview with Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the Azhar, about a range of actual subjects in Egypt, including regulating pilgrimage, his opposition to the embargo of Iraq, religious censorship, the new magazine of the Azhar, a fatwa on taking loans, presenting religious personalities...
The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, has backed down from a month-old fatwa (legal opinion) that shook both the business community and ordinary Muslims who might want to buy a home.
Secrecy in the Muslim Brotherhood which makes its members totally obedient to the organization. The logo of the Brotherhood has a Qur’an with two swords, an indication of violence, and members’ belief that the Brotherhood’s war is a holy one by linking the two swords and the Qur’an with the early...
An article about a new weekly publication, Al-Shorouq: Sawt Al-Azhar (Sunrise: the Voice of Al-Azhar), an Islamic newspaper which deals with life and religious affairs moderately, without extremism. The newspaper is the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and...
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma spoke about discrimination against women at a conference where studies were presented about the rights, privileges and freedoms guaranteed to Muslim women in the Sharia.
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