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Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
A charity foundation’s announcement about a round of debates during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadān in which salafī figures would give lectures critiquing Christianity sparked wide-scale angry comments on the social networking web sites that some considered it a call for “civil strife in...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah said that the protection of Christian minority is a religious duty that must be shouldered by the Muslim majority, urging quick, fair and deterring trials against the perpetrators involved in the Dahshūr incidents. Commenting on rumors about the construction of...
A delegation from al-Azhar – including Doctor Muḥyī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, Secretary-General of al-Azhar’s Academy for Islamic Research, and Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ʿAbbās, President of the Department for al-Azhar’s Institutes – are preparing for their imminent visit to the Sultanate of Oman. During the visit they...
Egypt's Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawqi `Allām stated that many organizations and groupings have intentionally misinterpreted the relationship between religion and politics in order to serve their own political interests and agendas. According to `Allām, it is important to explain this relationship from...
In an exclusive statement to Rose al-Yousuf, Father Samīh Sābir of the U.S. Faculty of Theology has denied the claim, made by the Catholic patriarch, Bishop Youhannā Qultā, that Jesus Christ was crucified naked.
Delegates of the Episcopal Church from over 150 countries have commended the tolerance of Islam and amity they experienced in Egypt.
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