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One of five pillars of Islam. Pilgrimage- Mecca.

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59. AWR Daily Overview, November 17, 2012: Churches quit constituent panel

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59. AWR Daily Overview, November 17, 2012: Churches quit constituent panel
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November 17, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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The constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt is facing collapse from within as less 48 hour after civil parties and movements suspended their activities the representatives of the three churches announced on Friday (November 16) withdrawal in protest over certain articles in the draft constitution. [‘Imād Khalīl and Muhammad Gharīb, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Nov. 17, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic

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23. A youth group on Facebook attacks ‘Amr Khalid describing him as a fake man who aims to make money

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23. A youth group on Facebook attacks ‘Amr Khālid describing him as a fake man who aims to make money
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p. 104
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May 3-9, 2008
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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A Facebook [Reviewer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook] group describes how preacher ‘Amr Khālid is only after money and attacks him for selling his sermons.

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52. A law preserving houses of worships inviolability effectuated at the people's Assembly

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52. A law preserving houses of worships inviolability effectuated at the people's Assembly
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20-02-2008
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Katia Saqqa
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The People’s Assembly approved the draft law banning demonstrations in Egyptian houses of worship. The Muslim Brotherhood boycotted the vote and withdrew from the session, and the Minister of Endowments asserted that houses of worship are inviolable.

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14. Cloaking in religion to destroy it

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14. Cloaking in religion to destroy it
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p. 11
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23-08-2007
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Raja’i ‘Atiyah
Discussions on the Qur’anis
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Radwá Yunus
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This article deals with the relationship between the Qur’ān and the Sunnah, as well as the role of the Sunnah in Islamic theology. It sheds light on some movements that aim at destroying religion by calling to eliminate the use of the Sunnah.

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61. Sacred

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61. Sacred
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p. 2
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15-07-2007
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John H. Watson
An exhibition of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy books
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John H. Watson highlights an exhibition at the British Library that showcases ancient holy books from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sources.

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23. The Qur’anis movement is against Wahhabism and the Brotherhood

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23. The Qur’ānis movement is against Wahhābism and the Brotherhood
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p. 18
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11-07-2007
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‘Abd al-Sattar Hutaytah
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Tamir Shukri
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The article is based on an interview with the Islamic thinker Dr. Ahmad Subḥī Manṣūr, the godfather of Qur’ānis in Egypt.

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33. Religious satellite channels “da‘wah or business”?

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33. Religious satellite channels “da‘wah or business”?
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p. 3
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18-06-2007
Author: 
Muhammad ‘Abd al-Hamid
Satellite channels use unqualified clerics to spread messages
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Religious channels are

planting the seeds of intolerance and extremism in the minds of young people through using unqualified clerics on their

programs instead of official Azhar scholars.

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16. ‘Amr Khalid’s attackers

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16. ‘Amr Khālid’s attackers
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pp. 35-37
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April 14-20, 2007
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Mahmud Samahah
The three “im&#257ms” who carry the banners of freedom and justice
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Mahmūd Samāhah writes about

the recent attacks on ‘Amr Khālid and his style of preaching.

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17. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: the popular religion creates mediations between saints and man

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17. Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd: the popular religion creates mediations between saints and man
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p. 14
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08-02-2008
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Muhammad Faraj
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Katia Saqqa
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In the following interview, Muslim thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd discusses the present Islamic discourse, he refers to the history of the Islamic reformation in the 20th century and points out the current defects. Abū Zayd also tackles the problems of Egyptian society and the Azhar’s relationship with the government.

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