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«Islam shall be the State’s religion and Arabic its official language» is the formulation of Article 149 of Egypt’s constitution of 1923, and which Ṭāha Ḥusayn warned of as being a threat that jeopardized both the political life and the freedoms of the human being. The dean of Arabic language and...
Dr. Suheir Abdel Azīm [Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm] has recently published a book al-Musīqa fī al-Islām (Music in Islam), which deals with the relationship between aesthetic and moral values of music in Islam. In her book, Dr. Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm describes how music and singing is deeply rooted in Islam...
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...
Background: Dr. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-ʿAshmāwī (1932 – 7.11.2013) was an Egyptian Supreme Court judge and former head of the Court of State Security. He was a specialist in comparative and Islamic Law at Cairo University and is often described as “one of the most influential liberal Islamic thinkers...
Al-Maktab Al-Misrī has published a book titled Media in Islam writtenby Dr. Rif`at Al-Dab`i. The book establishes a new science called Media in Islam that presents Surātfrom the Qūr'ān and Hadīth, beside a selection of Noble Prophetic Traditions.
Publisher: Uitgeverij Meinema, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands (2009)Translator: Sandra HeijdenEditor: Alexander Wamboldt The preface to Eildert Mulder and Thomas Milo’s 2009 book ’The Contested Sources of Islam’, where the authors introduce the four German revisionist historians whose theories about...
Who won the battle, those who sought to modernize Islam, or the militants? The author discusses integrating Islam into society in the West, and questions which cultural community will be forced to sacrifice values for the sake of integration.
The author reviews three books on Islamic studies.
Hāzim ‘Abduhlists a number of Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers and writers, whom he says have launched a vicious campaign against Islām in an attempt to undermine Islamic culture and values.
Mahmūd Qandīl writes a review of three books revolving on the subjects of Islām and Muslims. The three books are ‘Islam and Innovation in Egypt,’ ‘Independent Islamists: Identity and Question’ and ‘The Islamized: What have they done for Islām and for us?’
The present clash between Europe and the Islamic World is the result of a history of events.
Dr. Hasan ‘Abd Rabuh al -Misrī discusses the lifestyle of Muslims living in the U.K.
This article says that Najīb Mahfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Haritna,’ and Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ triggered an apostasization campaign throughout the Islamic world.
Hilmī al-Nimnim answers October’s rumor about the Azhar preventing a book from being published.
This review, in the context of ramifications from the culture minister’s controversial statements on the Ḥijāb, discusses various opinions on whether the Ḥijāb is a religious obligation and how such controversial discussions should be tackled by society, religious and political bodies...
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
The author asserts that Islam and Muslims are the enemy created by some western circles, but Muslims are contributing to make the western “imaginary” come true. He also notes that the war against those who insult Islam has also targeted some Arab intellectuals.
The author discusses serious threats to freedom of expression.
SAT7 is also only concerned with broadcasting Christian material, but a number of famous Coptic artists have refused to have any relation whatsoever with the channel.
Ahmad Khālid sees that the reason behind backwardness in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt, is the rigidity and deficiency of religious discourse. He argues that Egypt nowadays suffers from the absence of authentic clergy.

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