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‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
Dr. Akram Kassāb, member of the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and International Union of Muslim scholars observed that the testimony of the three heads of the Egyptian military in Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, show that they are rather followers, if not his biggest...
The Beni Suēf prosecution ordered on Sunday the custody and a 4-day pre-trial detention of 18 people accused of inciting sectarian violence in the village of Saft Khersa, Beni Suēf. The detainees face charges of "disrupting public peace and assaulting personal freedoms" and "damaging the house and...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies expressed its deep regret at the recent remarks released by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb, which waste a basic freedom - that of religious freedom - and which aid and nourish extremist thinking and preaching. In its statement, the Institute called on Al-Tayeb to...
Egyptian president `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi declared on Sunday three days mourning after a bomb blast inside the Saints Peter and Paul Church adjacent to the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox pope, Pope Tawadros II, killed at least 25 people and injured 49. The State Security apparatus is running...
Guided by the common desire for a continuous and fruitful cooperation, a protocol of cooperation was signed between PhD. Dr. Shawqi `Allam on behalf of Egypt's Dār al-Iftā' and Shaikh Āzād Khorshed on behalf of Kurdistan's Islamic Scholars Union, Branch of Kirkuk, Iraq.  
The wave of the Arab Spring came to revive the hopes of the Arab people to rise from the rubble of local despotism and foreign colonialism. This upraise came spontaneous in the full sense of the term, I mean, at its inception, when Muhammad Būazīzi set himself on fire in response to the injustice...
Yesterday witnessed the concluding two-day interfaith meeting at the St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai. Under the title "Here we pray together", the second session of this meeting comes within the framework of the festivities organized by the South Sinai Governorate in commemoration of the...
In a press statement delivered yesterday, the minister of religious affairs, Dr. Muhammad Mūkhtār Jum`a, said that in the light of following the example of Prophet Muhammad, the ministry strives to revive the role of the early congregational mosque, since it was the first structure built by the...
Discontent among residents of Shaykh Zāyid district in 6 October City after spreading Shī'ah book to spread shi'ism off a number of mosques. Residents were surprised to find some people spreading brochures that spread shī'ah ideologies and praying the azān (call to prayer) in the shī'ah way. There...
In an attempt to keep an alliance they had established three years before their removal from power, the Secretary General of the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood and deputy supreme guide of Egypt's MB, Ibrahīm Munīr, said that it is not appropriate to establish new entities for...
Every year, the city of Tanta, the capital of Gharbiya Governorate, celebrates the holy month of Ramadan in its own special way. Amid wonderful spirits of festivities, lights are focused on Al-Ahmadī Square, where Al-Sayed al-Badawī-'s Mosque, the biggest and most important mosque in Tanta, is...
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...
ʿAmrū Khālid was born in a well-off family in 1967 in Alexandria, Egypt. From 1998 onwards Khālid became a full time dāʿiyah as he expanded his enterprise to satellite-television with his first tele-preacher show. Khālid aims at a revival of the Arab world pointing to the current obvious...
Ṭāriq Saʿīd Ramaḍān was born in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland and is the grandson of Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization. In Egypt, Ramadān has become a persona non grata, due to the country's fear of his supposed links to the Islamist wing. He has allegedly...
Ṭāriq al-Bishrī was born in El Helmaya in Cairo on February 1, 1933. al-Bishrī’s initial political works focused on national political independence. According to al-Bishrī, Egyptian national independence was related to the international movements for independence, Arab unity, and to a sovereign...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī was born in al-Beḥīrah governorate in November 1944. In 2005, al-Fiqī defended the amendment that was proposed by President Ḥusnā Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The amendment, which was approved in a public referendum, allows multi-candidate presidential...
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...
Ḥasan Ḥanafī is a Muslim liberal leftist thinker who has been and still is a professor in philosophy at Cairo University since 1988. His vast knowledge on a broad field of philosophy and religion has given him many positions and invitations throughout his career. Ḥanafī's political understanding...
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