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In an interview with the daily al-Sharq al-Awsat, ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn stressed the importance of showing the real forgiving face of Islām by denouncing fundamentalism and artificial exterior piety. He also expressed that the simple veil was enough for the Muslim woman, clarifying that the Niqāb...
The controversial draft law banning demonstrations inside mosques, recently submitted by the Ministry of Endowments to the Council of State, was the main focus of al-Ahrām’s recent interview with Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, the minister of endowments.
A collection of quotes from journalists and leading political, academic and religious figures on subjects to do with religious identity, Muslim and Christian relations, Islam in society and Islamic preaching.
The article is an interview with Dr. Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq, the Minister of Endowments. He comments on the issues of renewing the Islamic religious discourse, Islamic preaching and attacking Islam. He believes that renewing the Islamic religious discourse does not mean touching upon the pillars of...
The deputy of the head of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs says that the Islamic Religious discourse should be improved in order to be effective. He believes that Islam is not well represented in the West and thus is unjustly portrayed. The head of the Australian Organization for Islamic...
An interview with the Rector of the Azhar University on how to correct the image of Islam in the West. He believes that Muslim preachers can play a key role in that respect. That is why the Azhar University concentrates on graduating well qualified preachers.
The imams charged by the Ministry of Endowments with lecturing people between prayers, limit their lectures to timeworn issues that do not relate to our current social concerns. This goes back to the rigid books taught at the Azhar University. The Ministry is also to be blamed for this because of...
The Azhar takes over the responsibility of clarifying the true image of Islam and correcting misconceptions about it. The Azhar sends envoys to different countries world-wide in order to carry out the responsibility of preaching true Islam, which is why it chooses those envoys very carefully. The...
In an Alexandrian youth camp, the Egyptian Grand Mufti, Dr. Ali Goma’a, met with nearly 500 students from Egyptian universities and from delegations studying at the Azhar. Dr Goma’a gave his lecture on the mosque’s role in building the individual. Dr. Goma’a also answered questions on various...
The author questions why we are unable to help the Palestinians. He believes it is because of the weakness of the intellectuals who have dominated our cultural life. Many concepts are undefined and there is a shortage of imams.

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