Ten years after the publishing of Al-Banna’s book Mas’ouleyit fashal al-dawla al-Islamiya fil asr Al-hadith [The responsibility of the failure of the Islamic State in the modern era], the Azhar recommended the banning of the book because of the unorthodox ideas included in the book. A heated...
Dialogue between the Episcopal Church and the Azhar.Comment on stories about the attempted conversion of Wafa Costantin, the wife of a Coptic Orthodox priest in Abū al-Mattamir
The Azhar overstepped its judicial mission as stipulated by the 1961 law, namely "protecting the Holy Qur'an and Prophetic hadiths from corruption." The Azhar claimed guardianship over religious thoughts, arts and literature, which contradicts with the constitution, the law and principles of...
Generally, non-Muslims living on Arab Muslim lands are radically denied the dignity of the citizen. They are excluded from the process of decision making at all levels. Their rights are denied, or at least severely restricted, in occupying positions of senior (’sovereign’) ministries or prime-...
The author explains that Islam in Egypt is highly esteemed by both the followers of Muhammad and the followers of other religions all around the world. This estimation is due to the fact that Islam in Egypt is characterized by purity and tolerance within different Islamic schools. Al-Azhar...
There has recently been an uproar against [prominent dramatist] Usama Anwar Okasha for allegedly transgressing against Islam. This article presents his opinions.
The member states of the European Union joined the U.S in its willingness to open to and enter into a dialogue with Islamic currents described as moderate and have nothing to do with violence, with the object of paving the road for their participation in the democratic reform process urged by the...
Nearly 40,000 Iraqi Christian refugees in Jordan and Syria are unlikely to return home any time soon, despite the recent national elections. Lack of safety is their biggest concern.
The article raises the question of how a new generation of terrorists can be prevented. The first step is to keep an eye open on what is going on inside the universities. During the 1970s universities were like the nursery where terrorists were brought up. The second step is to extend the...
The author speaks about the absent role of the Islamic religious institution and gives his perception of the role it should play. He believes that the Islamic religious institution is not able to spread an awareness of Islam in the West, which believes Islam to be the new enemy of western...
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