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The US Embassy has issued three-week entry visas to Aisha Hassan and Ahmed Abdel-Rahman, the wife and brother of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, spiritual leader of the underground Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya. The blind cleric is serving a life sentence in a prison in Rochester, Minnesota, for plotting to bomb...
A review of the book: "The Marriage Bed. Sexuality in Islam" by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba. Published in London by Saqi Books, 1998. In this book is one of the few attempts at dealing with the dimension of sexuality in the teachings of Islam and the way in which these teachings have become distorted by...
The bookshop of Mohamed Ali Sobeih in Al-Azhar Street was up once again for auction last week. The bookshop, which also includes a printing press, was built in 1900 and is renowned for its collection of 5,000 masterpieces of Arab and Islamic culture.
Security forces on Tuesday shot and killed four suspected Islamist militants, including a key figure in the underground Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiya, at a hideout in a Giza suburb.
Eighty-five per cent of road accidents are a result of human error, 5% are caused by deficient roads and 10% are due to faulty vehicles. However, many put most of the blame on the government. Mild penalties were singled out as a major factor behind the phenomenon.
While the buck is passed around and new legislation discussed, two fatal car crashes this week killed 19 people.
There is a great difference between Judaism and Zionism. Egypt has never hated the Jews. But Egyptians hate Zionists who are calling for a greater Israel from The Nile up till the Euphrates. Zionism has become a kind of religion for Zionists.
Intention of Pope John Paul II to visit Iraq, among other countries in the Middle East, for millennium celebrations, has been known for over a year. But this week the United States made its disapproval of the impending trip public as it has become clear that the Vatican organizers are going ahead...
Hamas received a serious and surprising blow in Jordan when plainclothes intelligence officers stormed and closed down the offices of four Amman-based Hamas representatives on Monday [August 30, 1999]. They arrested 15 activists. In addition, a summons warrant was issued for the four top-ranking...
A detailed description of the route of the Holy Family from place to place.
Blessed be Egypt my people (Isaiah 19:25) Take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt (Matthew 2:13) Out of Egypt have I called my son (Matthew 2:15). Who would have thought that these Bible verses would one day appear in the publicity material of a number of major travel agents,...
Islamist lawyer Montasser el-Zayat, the de-facto spokesman of the Al-Gama’at al-Islamiya, showed dozens of letter of members of Amnesty International calling for a dialogue between the government and the leaders of the Gama’at al-Islamiya in order to avoid more bloodshed among civilians.
During raids 71 suspected militants were arrested.
Interview with Prof. John Keane, director of the Center of the Study of Democracy and professor of politics at the University of Westminster, England on the subject of secularism and Islam.
An article about the life and thoughts of Father van Nispen who is also on the board of advisors of the RNSAW. One of van Nispen’s great passions is teaching Islamic philosophy and theology to the would-be priests. Father van Nispen was also one of the founding members of the Religious Brotherhood...
Many donations are given at mosques associated with members of the Prophet Mohammed’s family, like Sayeda Zeinab or Al-Hussein, or those in which a shrine or mausoleum has been erected to the glory of pious and revered figures.
Most exhibitions on Egyptian art abroad concerned ancient Egypt. In some exhibitions, however, also attention was given to religious art. In France and exhibition on "The Fatimid Treasures in Cairo", and focused a period which saw the coexistence of Coptic and Islamic art. In Austria some items of...
Did the Islamist project fail or does it continue to form a government in waiting? Interview with the Tunisian sheikh Rashed Al-Ghenoushi (57) who lives in exile in London.
The arrest two weeks ago and subsequent release of Hafez Abu Se’ada, secretary general of the EOHR and the interrogation of Mustafa Zeidan, EOHR-lawyer, continue to focus international attention on the status of human rights groups in this country.
Encroachment on Islamic monuments and their use as administrative buildings are threatening the national heritage.
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