Hishām Lutfī comments on statements that the controversial Muslim scholar Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn has made about the late President Jamāl ‘Abd al-Nāsir.
Pope Shenouda III has reportedly urged Copts to participate in politics and announced that the church is reconsidering the bylaw on nominating for the patriarch post.
Māhir Ḥasan interviews three journalists who presented their opinions on the future of journalism in Egypt; Fārīdah al-Naqqāsh, editor-in chief of al-Ahālī, Muh...
The article reviews a book by Journalist Riḍā Sha‘bān that was entitled, ’‘Amr Khālid: Shāhid ‘alá-Ḥijāb al-Fanānāt wa-I‘tizāl al-Nujūm’ [‘Amr Khālid: a witness to veiling of artists and retirement of stars].
The press review detects the ongoing discussions in Egyptian press on the chaos of Fatwás, especially the reactions to the recent Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah who refused to consider the Egyptian young men who drowned on the Italian cost to be martyrs.
Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm is a “perambulatory exile.” The international press and political leadership support the cause of Ibrāhīm who is facing eight claims filed against him by influential members of the ruling National Democratic Party in Egypt. More details in the following lines.
In a fit of anger at H...
A new security drive had targeted key figures of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group within days after announcing the platform of their alleged political party.
The Muslim Brotherhood group has finally published their assumed political party’s platform. The platform has been criticized by a number of human rights activists, regarding it a step backward as it is built upon religious authority.
The article discusses the Coptic Orthodox Church’s disagreements with Waṭanī newspaper and its intention to issue several newspapers that address church’s issues.
The recently announced introspections of the Jihād Islamic group revived discussions about the 10-year old revisions of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah. On the tenth birthday of the group’s inspections, Muntasir al-Zayyāt announced the establishment of a new political party. Al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah...
Ṭal‘at Jār Allāh believes the state’s rejection of Pope Shenouda nominations for the Shūrá Council’s elections was a letter to the Copts who wish to integrate into political life to stay away from the church and to separate religion and politics.
The article discusses the platform of the long-awaited Muslim Brotherhood party. When Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī rejects the idea of establishing the Islamic Ummah, Sāmiḥ Fawzī refers to their trend to turn the basis of the political process from patriotic into sectarian.
The relationship between the ruling party presided by President Mubārak and Pope Shenouda reached an impasse after Mubārak ignored a request submitted by Pope Shenouda to appoint three Copts in al-Shūrá Council.
Dr. Ḥusām ‘Īssá re-interprets Pope Benedict’s lecture delivered in Germany from an Orientalists’ point of view.
The article is based on a review of a newly published Arabic translation of the famous Jewish book the Talmud entitled, ‘Qasas al-Yahūd’ [Stories of Jews]. It discusses the traditions, both oral and written, that make up the stories of the Talmud.
The article talks about the heated electoral campaigns that characterize the struggle between Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates and those of the ruling National Democratic Party to win the race of the Shūrá Council elections.
A few weeks ago, sectarian strife erupted when some Muslim residents of the village of Bimhā in al-‘Ayyāt...
The Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies is quite busy gathering one million signatures to request a change in the Egyptian constitution. The request will be submitted to the People’s Assembly thus seeking to provide an opportunity for those who wish to run for the presidency.
Recent statements made by the US administration, denouncing the scandal [refers to assaulting demonstrators] of the amendment of article 76 of the constitution, has put the government in a predicament after Washington called for bringing to trial the persons who assaulted the demonstrators...