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7. Shaykh of the Azhar makes conditions for participation in religious leaders summit in Washington

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7. Shaykh of the Azhar makes conditions for participation in religious leaders summit in Washington
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p. 2
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23-05-2008
Author: 
Subhi Mujahid
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The shaykh of the Azhar has asked to receive an official invitation through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to participate in an inter-faith dialogue summit in Washington.

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40. Is Pope Shenouda content with Dr. Tharwat Basili’s satellite channel?

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40. Is Pope Shenouda content with Dr. Tharwat Bāsīlī’s satellite channel?
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p. 18
Date of source: 
12-05-2008
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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The spread of religious satellite channels does not indicate a moral renaissance or a sign of a healthy religious climate. These channels soon turn into religious "ghettos" that instigate sedition.

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40. A movie presenting Jesus from an Islamic point of view angers the Coptic Orthodox Church [1]

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40. A movie presenting Jesus from an Islamic point of view angers the Coptic Orthodox Church [1]
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05-05-2008
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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A Syrian director is intending to realize a movie about Jesus Christ as depicted in the Qur’ān. Muslim and Christian religious institutions in Egypt refused the movie. The Azhar usually rejects depicting prophets in the cinema and Pope Shenouda called on Syrian President Bashshār al-Assad to intervene and stop the movie. The following lines provide arguments about the movie and sheds light on an interview that was conducted with its director.

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5. An issue of takfir at the Islamic Philosophy Conference; thinker Hasan Hanafi is accused of infidelity after he denies the existence of divine miracles

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5. An issue of takfīr at the Islamic Philosophy Conference; thinker Hasan Hanafī is accused of infidelity after he denies the existence of divine miracles
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p. 1
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01-05-2008
Author: 
‘Abd al-Rahman ‘Abadi
Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Participants in the 13th International Conference of Islamic Philosophy fiercely attack Professor Hassan Hanafī for criticizing the Sunni school of jurisprudence, al-Ash‘arī, and saying that miracles occur according to a law that we do not know.

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning
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p. 5
Date of source: 
11-04-2008
Author: 
Nahid al-Nabarawi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The under-secretary of the People’s Assembly Dr. Zaynab Radwān has called for the fatwás of Imām Mālik to be avoided as they pervert society.

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31. The Muslim-Christian dialogue!

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31. The Muslim-Christian dialogue!
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p. 16
Date of source: 
19-03-2008
Author: 
Rashid al-Khayyun
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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Rashīd al-Khayyūn reviews the speeches given during the regional meeting symposium that was called for by the Arab Group for Muslim-Christian Dialogue.

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21. The challenge of the decline in Arab Christianity

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21. The challenge of the decline in Arab Christianity
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p. 9
Date of source: 
18-03-2008
Author: 
Radwan al-Sayyid
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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Al-Sayyid discussed the decline of Christianity in Arab countries and the Middle East. Emigration, foreign invasions, and internal conflicts are highlighted in the text as the main reason for the decline in Christianity in those countries.

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14. In Europe delusions in Canterbury

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14. In Europe delusions in Canterbury
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p.4
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24-02-2008
Author: 
Mona Eltahawy
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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent comments about the application of Sharī‘ah in Britain have created a massive wave of responses. Here one author who is a Muslim women discusses how Sharī‘ah still governs women and children in family law.

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38. Christians of Iraq are subject to war: priests assassinated, churches are blown up and jewelry shops are looted and burnt down

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38. Christians of Iraq are subject to war: priests assassinated, churches are blown up and jewelry shops are looted and burnt down
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p. 5
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29-01-2008
Author: 
Dr. ‘Adil al-Jujari
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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The author, Dr. ‘Ādil al-Jūjarī, describes the deteriorating conditions for the Christians in Iraq after terrorist attacks followed them from Baghdad and Mosul to Basra where churches were attacked, priests slaughtered and Christian women harassed and kidnapped.

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