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During last Thursday’s meeting of the Islamic Research Academy [http://www.isra.org.uk/], the grand imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, revealed an initiative to form an interfaith dialogue committee affiliated to the academy.
A fuss has been recently made over the Islamic Research Academy’s decision to approve Pepsi, which was protested by a Muslim scholar.
The Jihād Group repudiated statements made by their imprisoned leader ‘Abboud al-Zumor, who is serving a term in jail for involvement in the assassination of President Anwar al-Sadāt in 1981, in which he admitted the right of the Bahā’ī faith to express itself.
In the drama that followed the republishing of the Danish cartoons across several European nations, the Danish and Norwegian Embassies in Damascus, and also the Danish Consulate in Beirut, were all burnt down. These incidents prompted those foreign ministers to advise their people to leave Syria...
Many Azhar scholars have rejected female circumcision and even criminalized it based on the notion that the practice has never been a duty or obligation in Islam and there are no texts in the Qur’ān or sunna [the Prophet Muhammad’s tradition] that encourage it.
Sayyid writes on the statements of participants in a meeting organized by Goethe Institute, the German cultural center in Cairo, who underlined the need to enhance values of tolerance as a basis for an understanding and peaceful coexistence that rests on mutual respect and justice.
He supports the freedom of religion as an assertion to Allāh’s instructions: a man needs not register his conviction, adding that this principle represented the spirit of Islam.
The Danish premier denounced any expression of opinion that is meant to distort the image of any group based on their religious or ethnic affiliations, adding these acts have no place in a society that is built on respect for the individual. He described cartoons published by newspapers in Denmark...
A high-ranking Muslim-Christian delegation, led by the muftī of Egypt, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a, is due to arrive Thursday in the Republic of Ireland in an attempt to correct the false perceptions of Islam in Europe and to push forward interfaith dialogue.
A critique of the Egyptian government’s handling of the Sudanese refugees protesting in Cairo.


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