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Amīna Wadoud, a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led the Islamic prayer service before a mixed congregation of nearly 150 men and women at an Anglican church in New York City. Muslim scholars unanimously agreed that it is categorically forbidden for women to lead...
Muslims in Europe in general and in London more specifically are facing grave difficulties following the London bombings, which might affect their survival there after decades of adaptation.
The first international Muslim-Christian dialogue conference opened Tuesday in Cairo. The Grand Imam of the Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria opened the conference, organized by Saudi national Islamic institutions and the Middle East Council of Churches.
The same text was published in al-Akhbār, see AWR, 2005, week 02, art. 10.
Grand Imām of the Azhar Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī said the recent desecration of the Qur’ān can never be tolerated, adding the Azhar, the top Muslim institution worldwide, spares no effort in the service of Islam and Muslims and protection of the Muslim faith and sanctities.
Dialogue with a society like the Western society, where there are many orientations, needs a special philosophy in order to reach the targeted audience. Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar said, “We should focus in the meantime on explaining the truth of Islam to the Western world because there are evil forces...
Egyptian intellectuals respond to an offensive cartoon depicting the grand imām of the Azhar dressed in papal robes with a cross in his hand published by an independent newspaper as a sign of protest to his potential visit to the Vatican.
The article talks about the conference of different religions dialogue in Rome between the Azhar Dialogue Committee and the Vatican, following a hiatus of over six months due to the Vatican pope’s offensive statements against Islām.
The article discussed the 51 session of the Commission on the Status of Women [CSW] and its statements which conflict with the Islamic Shari‘ah. It sheds light on the stance of the international Islamic organizations regarding CSW’s statements.
The religious state does not exist in Islām and talking about it will ignite sedition while the idea itself is an illusion and a fabrication.
The article discusses the necessity of creating Arab-West understanding and encouraging constructive dialogue between the West and East. It highlights the role and stance of the Azhar University on international events.
European circles are taking part with the United States in declaring a cultural war against the religion, the nation and civilization of Islām. - See art. 4: Missionary war against Islam
Predominant contemporary Western discourse directed to the Islamic world is not any better than the discourse of imperialistic invasions in modern history. The ecclesiastic discourse that was intended to convert all Muslims to Christianity. The Catholic Church discourses reject co-existence between...
The visit of the delegation of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom to Egypt has caused much controversy within Egyptian political and religious circles, with many considering it an unwanted interference in the internal affairs of the country. Men of religion criticized the visit of...
[This article has been previously translated from al-Ahram, AWR 2004, week 13, art. 11]. - See art. 14: Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ in Islam.
The recent statement by the Shaykh of Azhar Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi in which he said that the French government has the right to impose a ban on the H...
President Hosni Mubarak has issued a decision to the effect that January 7, Christmas in Egypt, is a national holiday for all Egyptians. The decision was highly praised and welcomed.
Following the presidential decree that appointed Dr. Ali Goma?a as the new mufti of Egypt, succeeding Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayyeb who takes over as rector of the Azhar University, succeeding Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashim, many papers interviewed the two men and gave short backgrounds about each of them. In these...
Questioning the religious dimension of the war on Iraq is the focus of many articles covering the war. Different publications shed light on Bush’s religious background in an effort to establish a link between his religious tendencies and the war. Others wonder whether the war is a new crusade...
The Middle East Council of Churches organized an Arab Islamic-Christian dialogue conference in Cairo. Another Islamic-Christian dialogue conference was held in Bahrain. The Egyptian Evangelical Organization for Social Services invited Muslim and Christian scholars to a seminar discussing ?Violence...
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