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Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, the grand imām of the Azhar, works hard to gain the regime’s appreciation and incurs many Azhar scholars and shaykh’s enmity because of his stances toward different issues.
Lawyer Najīb Jabrā’īl calls for bringing al-Najjār to trial because his statements threaten national unity between Muslims and Copts.
The following lines summarize an interview with Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb in which he discusses various current issues. He also announced a possible meeting between the Azhar and the Vatican.
In the article, Azhar scholars have confirmed a Fatwá of Shaykh Farahāt al-Munajjī that a Muslim man is prohibited to get married to a Jewish woman.
Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran’s statement provokes hostile reactions from some Muslim and Azhar figures in Egypt. The cardinal stated that the “absolute interpretation” of the Qur’ān makes dialogue between Islam and Christianity difficult.
The article is based on a listing of articles that tackle two controversial fatwás issued by two prominent Islamic scholars. The first Fatwá was issued by Dr. ‘Izzat ‘Atīyah, the head of the Hadīth Department of the Faculty of Usūl al-Dīn [Fundamentals of Religion] at the Azhar University. The...
Al-Shaymā’ ‘Abd al-Latīf interviews Shaykh Ibrāhīm al-Fayyūmī, general secretary of the Islamic Research Academy.
A lawsuit against the grand shaykh of the Azhar calls to purify the Sunnah from false hadīths and superstitious materials.
A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and controversial Islamic figure, Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn discusses various political, religious and social issues. He denies any discrimination against Copts and accuses the U.S. of inciting Copts against Muslims.
Egyptian police tighten their watch over foreign Azhar students for fear that they will recruit other students to join jihād movements.


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