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Last week, there was a fierce competition for the post of mayor of London, between an English Conservative candidate and another English candidate of Indian Muslim descent from the part that became Pakistan today. He enjoys a large popularity, and was elected by a wide margin in the votes against...
Dr. `Amr `Abd al-`Ātī, the first Al-Azhar scholar to get a doctorate in Christian Science from the Vatican, praised the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb for thawing frozen relations with the Vatican, and meet Pope Francis I.
Safwat Seifin Labīb, alias Safwat al-Battātī, is a Coptic poet. Born in Qena in the early 1960s, al-Battātī, brought together Muslims and Copts into one fabric.
One of Egypt's leading political analysts, journalist Dīā' Rashwān said that late Shaikh Al-Sha`rāwī was a “preacher ahead of his time” and had influenced strongly the course of Islam. Distinguished among his precedents, Al-Sha`rāwī is a living phenomenon till today.
Heading the delegation of United Arab Emirates, Dr. Amal Al- Qūbaysī, president of the Emirates Federal Council, was welcomed by Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark at the Coptic Orthodox headquarters in Egypt.
On The Center for Freedoms and Immunities Center for Human Rights (FICHR) in Minya called on the State's representatives Shaikh Al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments, to intervene and stop the campaign to ban the hijāb and niqāb, claiming that such campaigns violate personal freedoms stated in...
Shaikh `Abdallah Nasr, better known as Shaikh Mīzū, criticized what he terms the Sunni marriage of Salafis in Upper Egypt, especially in Sohāj, with minor girls under the age of 18, considering such marriages as `Ūrfī (not officially registered).
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of Al-Azhar, met on Friday with Bishop Markus Droege, head of the Brandenburg-Berlin Episcopal Diocese.  
Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shaikh of Al-Azhar Institution, said that “The Qūr'ān did not specify a punishment for those who enter Islam and later renounces it, but there are ahādith permitting the killing of a person who has renounced Islam, hence becoming a threat to his own self and to...
Egypt's Ministry of [religious] Endowments found a Qūr'ān manuscript that dates back to the 10th century in the Sīdī `Ateya Abu al-Rīsh Mosque in Damanhūr, Beheira Governorate, north of Egypt.
The social networking sites founded by the Salafi movement, turned into a religious arena by using video clips as a means of transmitting their speeches and sermons to their audience.
Female activists of Egypt's civil society denounced the position of Al-Azhar from fatwas issued on women by Salafi shaikhs, describing such edicts as “weird”.  Shaikh Yāser Būrhām, deputy head of the Salafi Da`wa, had recently issued a fatwa that was published on the Salafi website prohibiting...
Between rejection and acceptance reflect the reaction in political circles and Islamic movements to the law on building churches, which was adopted during the plenary session of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. However, all these reactions, the view of Al-Azhar in this regard remained...
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
The church construction law has raised a lot of controversy during its preparation process, including its restrictive articles on security and governor's approval. However, one village seems remained unaffected of all these security complications and bureaucratic procedures; fears of provoking...
Under the auspices of Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Shaikh of Al-Azhar, a religious and medical convoy was launched on Monday to the al-`Azīziya and Sīdī Barrāny al-Najīla villages of the Marsa Matrūh governorate, in the northeast coast of Egypt that stretches all the way to the Libyan border. 
Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of al-Azhar said that there is a lie impartial to reality as well as to history and to the biography of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), claiming that Islam was spread by the sword. Islam was revealed in a society whose economic and social philosophy, as well as its...
Egypt's ambassador to Kuwait, Yāsser `Ātef, affirmed that the principles of all Abrahamic religions must be translated into daily life practices, citing the Prophet's narrative “love for your brother what you love for yourself.” “We reject any wrong doing committed against our Christian brothers...
Asked on whether the Europeans are ahl al-Fetrah1, hence God will not hold them accountable for not embracing Islam, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Shaikh of al-Azhar , responded    1everyone whom the message of Islam has not yet reached 
Bayt al-`Ā'ela or The Family House in Minya Governorate succeeded in holding a reconciliation session between Muslims and Copts in the villages of Sawāda and Mahjūb in Minya, following differences between them because of an attempt to convert a house into a church and subsequently holding Christian...
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