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In an effort to spread a moderate Islam by protecting and distancing minors from extremist groups and ideas, the Alexandria branch of Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments launched the initiative from inside the Madrasa of the Raḥmān Mosque at Sīdī Bishr, eastern of the north-east coastal city, with the...
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
For nearly thirty years, Egyptian society has witnessed the encroachment of the niqāb, this questionable phenomenon, and the risk of national security it generates. Imposed by the Salafism hardliners, the niqāb, or rather its true meaning from the Arabic concealment – is alien to Egyptian Muslims...
Following the Egyptian National Football Team’s second successive defeat in the World Cup 2018, Muslim Brotherhood followers outside Egypt, along with legions of their social media forums, rushed to describe the defeat in football as a political one. Throughout their history, the Muslim Brotherhood...
Last April, Egypt celebrated the anniversary of the most prestigious Sunni Mosque in the world. Built during the Fatimid era, Jawhar al- Ṣiqillī (the Sicilian) ordered the construction of the mosque which was then inaugurated in 971 AD.
In the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other governorates, a number of squares in which ʿĪd al-Fiṭr prayers were held have witnessed women and men standing side by side, despite fatwas issued by Dār al-Iftā’ and al-Azhar institution.
52 defendants, out of 278, admitted committing 12 terrorist attacks in front of a military court to which they were referred. The defendants, who are members of Ḥasm and Liwāʾ al-Thawra are clusters cells affiliated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and are accused of targeting and killing...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
Egypt's intellectual life of the 20th century has witnessed a richness in publications on Islam written by great Egyptian authors and writers. Inspired by the biography of Muhammad, their works on the Prophet of Islam were not documentation of historical narratives. Different from scholarly debates...
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...
With the conquest/advent of Islam in Egypt in 641AD, the new faith, which had already conquered the Arabian Peninsula, made its first steps in Egypt, spread by the companion of the Prophet ʿAmrū Ibn al-ʿĀṣ, who would become Egypt’s first ruler. He intended to spread Islam throughout Egypt, in 642 A...
As soon as the crescent moon marking the start of Shaʿbān, the month that precedes the fast month of Ramadan,wealthy Egyptian, actors and actresses, celebrities and religious figures begin to compete with each other in the preparation of mawā’id al-raḥmān, or charity iftars, which fill the streets...
I would like to begin by explaining some of the reasons I chose the topic of blasphemy in Islam. In some respects, I am talking here about elements of the deep structure of the dissertation. These underlying motivations have shaped and inspired this study, but they are not always explicit. I...
Columnist Makram Muḥammad Aḥmadwrote this week:  What do the Salafists hope to achieve by calling fora ban on hanging decorations, buying lanterns and displaying any of the joy and pleasure which accompany the arrival of the Holy Month [Ramadan] each year? With the passing of time it has become a...
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...

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