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Doctor Muḥammad Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, has attempted to define the dividing lines in the integrative relationship between religion and the state. In his speech, delivered at a symposium held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Grand Mufti defined the ways in which the Egyptian...
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Egypt’s Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, lead the Friday prayer in the main mosque of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The sermon will be delivered by Dr. Muḥammad al-Maḥraṣāwī, head of al-Azhar’s University.
In an interview with Shaykh Muḥammad al-Ṭayyib, brother of al-Azhar’s Imam and leader of the al- Khalawatīyyah al-Hassānīyyah Sufi Order, he speaks in details about his order, the role it plays in Egypt and its relationship with al-Azhar.
From Ruling to Opposition Islamist Movements and Non-Islamist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013 Cornelis Hulsman (ed.) Foreword: Ambassador Mona Omar
Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, deputy of al-Azhar, said that the prestigious religious institute participated for the second time in a row in Cairo’s International Book Fair with publications and activities that range from modernity to preserving the Islamic heritage. During the expo, which  adopted the theme...
The Salafist Call [al-Daʿwā al-Salafiyya] and al-Nūr Party have intensified efforts to urge the supporters of the Salafist movement abroad, especially in the Gulf region, to participate in the presidential election vote.
Dr. ʿAbbās Shūmān, deputy of al-Azhar, said that al-Azhar would not infidelize any person (takfīr), stating that the appropriate description of terrorists is that they fight God and the Prophet and that they are corrupted. Their judgement in Islam would be death and crucifixion, and the chopping...
On February 17, 2018, Arab-West Report sent a delegation of interns to Qufāda, a village in Maghāgha, al-Minīa, to inquire into the outstanding relationship between its Christian and Muslim population. We interviewed two religious leaders, Abūna [Father] Yuʾannas, the priest of Qufāda’s Coptic...
Egyptian columnist and author, Jamāl Abū al-Ḥusn, compares the most famous two models of secularism in the United States and France to the model of secularism in Egypt.
In an interview to al-Shurūq, spokesperson of Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, Father Rafīq Jarīsh, praised the efforts made by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Prince Muḥammad bin Salmān, to promote and support the recent kingdom’s “movement from extremism to openness.” 
The Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿā has approved the memorandum submitted by Dr. Amīn ʿAbd al-Wājid, head of the Central Department of Mosques and Holy Quran Affairs, on the inauguration of the Quranic schools throughout the governorates of Egypt.
In his weekly TV program on ON Live channel, Egypt’s Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām commented on the Egyptian president’s statement on Muslim scholars for being ‘the light that eliminates the darkness,” saying that religious scholars play a role in building societies by devising solutions that solve...
In coordination with the Institute of Research and Higher Studies of Granada, the Foundation of Believers without Borders for Studies and Research (Muʾminūn bilā Ḥudūd lil Abḥāth wa al-Dirāsāt) initiated a two-day conference, December 15 and 16, entitled “Islam and Political Islam in Europe:...
Although they are found all over the world, sculptures that represent nudity are still rejected by the conservative Arab societies. This rejection was manifested yesterday in the debate generated when Egyptian thinker and physician Khālid Muntaṣir published on his Facebook account a photo of the...
al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ newspaper publishes weekly an edition of Egyptian writer and historian Saʿīd al-Shaḥāt. In his encyclopedia ‘Dhāt Yawm’ (On that Day in History) on major historical events in Egypt and the Middle East region, the Egyptian writer and historian dedicated his column this week to the...
After they have recently been criticized for establishing the Fatwa Kiosks, the Islamic Research Academy and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport have decided to close the fatwa kiosk located at al-Shuhadāʾ Metro Station after ʿĪd Al-Aḍḥā and the end of the Haj season.
Doctor Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, the Minister of Endowments, has affirmed  the ministry’s interest in raising the level of education for imams and their scientific, intellectual and distinctive cultural preparation. 
Ḥizb al-Bināʾ wa al-Tanmiyah [Construction and Development Party], the political arm of al-Jamāʿah al-Islāmīyyah [Islamic Group] in Egypt, called on all political groups to stick to national reconciliation and to renounce violence and repression that could lead to a civil war.
Despite the escalating demands for the dissolution of the religious parties that emerged after the revolution of January 25, 2011, the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit to dissolve some religious parties last July because the lawsuit was filed by a lawyer without legal...

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