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The relationship between al-Azhar and the Vatican has witnessed several changes during the previous ten years, namely since 2006. Since then, the relationship has experience disagreement, discord, agreement, and finally, rapprochement.
The political middleman, the Salafī, is worse than the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. They are swallowing up Egypt now, they control the villages, and the hungry, and the popular neighborhoods by their manipulation of the difficult economic circumstances, and by using Saudi Arabian money.
The Observatory for Takfīrī Fatwās and Extremist Thought, associated with Dār al-Iftā’, affirmed that the clash between terrorist organizations has worsened. Every organization is trying to surpass, and destroy, the other. This clash has transformed into a hostile phenomenon that has spread...
The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
We aren't here to favor one religion over another, or compare between human beliefs… we can't tame this attitude. But we can differentiate a person’s behaviors when they have the same responsibility and are in the same place.
Is the country serious about combating terrorism? I don't think so, it's like a country whose fiercely fighting its atonement, but the cost of this is paid by Christians, and intellectuals.
"The people of love stay alive even when they die” is a famous saying by Ibn al-Fāriḍ. This saying embodies the lived reality of millions of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike. Throughout Egypt, religious festivals have been held in the memory of prominent religious figures for hundreds of...
The debate in the United States of America over whether or not to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization is raging these days. The idea is not a new one, and there was a draft law proposed to the congress years ago in this sense, but it did not gain much traction because the...
A new edition of the book “Ikhwānistān” by Muhammad Mukhtār, issued by Dār al-'Asr al-Jadīd,follows the original edition which was published before the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ouster of President Mursi, and predicted the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt at a time when it was at...
Shaikh Nabīl Na`īm, former leader of the Egyptian Islamic Jihād, said that the Egyptian military attacks that targeted a stronghold of Sinai Province militants in al-Barth south of Rafah came after uncovering the largest secret weapons stock and arresting two terrorists.
According to Al-Azhar - affiliated Dār al-Iftā's Observatory on monitoring and fighting Takfīri Fatwas and Extremist Thought, the terrorist organization Dā`esh has developed a method to recruit women to practice Jihād Al-Nikāh, (sexual jihād ) through social media to search for females who want to...
Al-Azhar monitored local and international news coverage on the Petrine Church blast.  Commenting on one of these reports released by the U. S. -based Frontpage magazine, Al-Azhar described the report's statement on Muslim Brotherhood persecuting Egyptian Christians 'overstated', stressing that...
In a press statement released today by the Minister of [Islamic] Endowments, Dr. Mūkhtār Jūm`a said that the emergence of a booming new market of ideas in which cultural products of some groups who, through unprecedented financial support, hijacked the religious discourse, diminishing thus the role...
Al-Qaradāwi is considered one of the prominent symbols of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is not only a religious scholar, but his political positions, affected by religious legislation, made him a controversial figure on several levels. Who is Al-Qaradāwi? What is his historical relationship to the MB...
ʿUmar ʿAbd al-Raḥman was born in 1938 in the village of al-Jamālīyah on the Nile Delta. He lost his sight ten months after his birth due to childhood diabetes. In 1993, ʿAbd al-Raḥman was charged with leading a terrorist group that orchestrated several terrorist attacks.ʿAbd al-Raḥman was convicted...
ʿIṣām al-ʿIrīyān was born in 1954 in Giza, Egypt. al-ʿIrīyān is a member of the “middle generation" of Brotherhood leaders, who developed their political stance in students’ politics in the early 1970s. He maintains a fundamentally Islamic world view and as such propagates the application of the...
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
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