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On Tuesday, Miṣr al-Khayr Foundation signed a partnership protocol with the Episcopalian church to complete a project titled “Together to Develop Egypt” to train and qualify youth by a number of imāms and priests on the skills of accepting the other, connecting with youth, and spreading love...
Shaykhs forbid building churches, and Yassir Burhāmī encourages stopping the work. The religious committee of the Egyptian Parliament agreed on new laws to organize general or public fatwa;  a matter that was expected in order to control all the unauthorized fatwās released by some people that had...
The Secretariat of Specialized Committees of the Future of the Homeland [political] party, headed by Engineer Muḥammad al-Jārḥī, organized their first forum under the title, "New Prospects Against Extremism" on Monday evening.
Muftī of the Republic Shaykh 'Alī Jum'ah said Egypt is an Islamic nation that respects the rights of Copts as partners in the nation, noting the Iftā' House pursues a moderate approach. [Muhammad Hijāb, Khālid Ahmad al-Mat'anī and Sāmī al-Qamhāwī, al-Ahrām, Feb. 1, p. 3]
Ḥasm is a new Egyptian Islamist armed movement calling itself "The Arms Of Egypt," which emerged after the decline of the activities of estimated five other armed groups that had announced targeted attacks on police and judges. The decline of these groups is an indicator that all their members have...
`Ali Jūm`ah, member of the Senior `Ulema Council and former Mufti of Egypt, launched an attack on the Muslim Brotherhood, describing them as a “terrorist group that persists to Mūshrik (polytheist) attitude.”
Former Grand Muftī Of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said that God has taken an oath from [Islamic] scholars to introduce the Sharīʿa to the people. “The daʿwa (the invite) to Islam must be with good instruction”, Dr. Jumʿa said, adding, that the Prophet Muḥammad ordered all Muslims to deal fairly with...
Dr. Alī Jumʿah, the former Mufti of the republic, said that we must distance ourselves from the polemics of the current times. He added that wearing the veil "hijāb" is an obligation (Farḍ) in Islam for women. He explained the purpose of hijab is to prevent anybody from seeing her hair without...
Former Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said that Egypt is the pioneer of the law stipulating the right of women to divorce their husbands, known also as khulʿ, in the Arab and Muslim world.
 Doctor ‘Alī Jum’a, the previous Grand Mufti of Egypt, said that wearing the hijāb is incumbent upon all Muslim women at all times, even during prayer. In an interview he said that not wearing a hijab is equivalent to refusing prayer and infidelity. He emphasized that it is required for Muslim...
Thousands of young people from Western countries have gone to Syria during recent years to fight under the black flag of what Prof. Schleifer calls “the most brutal and threateningly successful jihadist group, calling itself the Islamic State.” The British Tony Blair Foundation recently published a...
We are living in a world of much polarization.  This negative energy drives communities apart rather than combining their strengths to work together towards a better society. Arab-West Report was founded in 1997 to fight this negative energy. We are small and thus work only developed slowly but in...
“Art is the language of the entire human personality.”-Naguib Mahfouz Driven by an interesting childhood in Senegal, he strives to build bridges using art. Paul-Gordon Chandler will leave Egypt this summer after leading St. John’s Church in Maadi for over ten years. Where he will go, he is not sure...
The Azhar denounced attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and called on Egyptians to protest peacefully, avoid violence, and to stick to Islamic teachings. Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the Republic called on the Secretary General of the United Nations to sign an agreement that criminalizes insulting...
Today's overview highlights the issue of Dahshūr, where calm has been restored and local residents have appealed to Coptic families who left their houses after unrest in the troubled area to return home. The al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) said the Dahshūr clashes did not amount to a...
[Editor: Daniel Podertschnig presented the Austrian study visit to Egypt with seven photos with short descriptions at the website of the University of Vienna. This is his presentation for Arab-West Report]
Anger is overwhelming church and women circles after newspaper reports quoted the salafī al-Nūr Party and al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) as rejecting the appointment of a woman or a Copt as vice president. [Author Not Mentioned, Akhbār al-Yawm, July 7, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
The Muslim Brotherhood made strongly-worded statements during the past few hours after the Supreme Constitutional Court handed down rulings striking down the political disenfranchisement law, thus allowing Mubārak’s last prime minister, Ahmad Shafīq, to continue in the runoff round against the MB’s...
The fatwá is commonly known in the West as a death sentence. Among Muslims, the fatwá can be among the most powerful tools of Islamic populism. On a third front, the fatwá is simply a bureaucratic function. Which definition encompasses reality?  
Leaders of the three Egyptian Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical churches cast their vote in Egypt’s first post-revolution presidential elections and urged all Christians to vote. [‘Imād Khalīl, Hamdī Qāsim and Yāsir Shimays, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 24, p. 7] read original text in Arabic
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