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Background: During a press conference, Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī answered several questions asked by foreign reporters. Questions are related to violence, the situation in Palestine, minority rights and gender equality in Islam. All the answers in Arabic were interpreted to English however the...
The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in the elections of the Bar Association revealed their increasing political influence in Egypt following their recent victory in the parliamentary elections. The Bar association elections revealed the ruling party’s crisis, as it failed to confront the Islamic...
The ninth Islamic Conference concluded its summit in Doha with a long detailed statement including a call to end all types of normalization with Israel, economic aid for the Palestinians and a lifting of sanctions on Iraq. The most surprising outcome of the summit was a break of hostility...
The ninth Islamic Summit started in al-Doha, in Qatar, with a spirit of understanding and agreement on all the issues on its agenda. However, there were conflicts regarding the issue of boycotting Israel. The Palestinian representative was able to achieve a compromise that gives the members the...
The Egyptian press exposed religious authorities’ and intellectuals’ points of view regarding the violent confrontations between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces; in his interview with al-Musawwar, the Shaykh of the Azhar condemned the Israeli trespassing of al-Aqsá mosque....
A drug addict killed his wife by throwing her from the fourth floor and then attacked the Assembly of Saint George, destroying some of the contents of the building before trying to set fire to it.
In this article the author reviews the book, ‘Monks Garden for the Popes of the Coptic Church,’ and its effect on monastic life.
A recent fatwa issued by the Grand Imām of the Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, on the normalization of relations with Israel, has triggered heated debate among Muslim scholars.
Adler addresses the election victory of Hamās, and also the prevalence of Islamic movements across the Middle East. He notes that their prime goals are political, rather than religious, and that they have had a major impact on the status quo of Middle Eastern geopolitics.
Well-known Muslim dā‘īya, Khālid al-Jindī, has said that exporting goods from Egypt to Israel is harām [unlawful according to Islamic sharī‘a].
The Front of Azhar Scholars contested the statement by the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar in which he said the normalization with Israel was halāl.
It was an astonishing and embarrassing episode to see the absence of the Arab World from the battle for an academic boycott of Israeli universities. Only Palestinian academics pursued the efforts to continue the British academic boycott against Israeli academia.
After holding an interview with Hishām Qāsim, Deputy leader of al-Ghad (tomorrow) Party, Muhammad Bakrī of al-Usbouc concludes that Qāsim’s between-the-lines implications made it obvious that he was in favor of U.S. policies after September 11.
The conference of "The Right of Expression" witnessed great controversies among intellectuals and men of law concerning the ideas Salah Eissa, the Editor-in-chief of Al-Qahira Magazine, introduced. He introduced ideas pertaining to religious and national constant principles and some other opinions...
The Mufti declared that his fatwa about the legality of defending a spy was misinterpreted. He said that the real meaning of his fatwa is that the spy who confessed betraying his country should not be defended because defending him may encourage others to commit the same crime. If he considers...
The State Security Prosecution continued its investigations of Saad Eddin Ibrahim. The investigation this time concentrated on the relation between the Ibn Khaldoun Center and the Research Center for Development in Canada and the Council of Social Sciences in New York and whether Ibrahim introduced...
The unfortunate and barbaric events in Palestine have taken us into a new wave of angry protests by university students throughout Egypt, shouting their support for their Palestinian brothers, which is perfectly acceptable. However, these protest marches have quickly deteriorated into anarchism...
The secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, declared that the chamber wants to boycott Israeli products and advised traders not to deal with Israel. At the same time, he declared that the chamber will support Egyptian traders against pamphlets that aim at causing conflicts between some traders to the...
The author believes the Sheikh of the Azhar’s opinion about the Al-Aqsa mosque went on the expense of his credibility. He believes that the Sheikh missed an important historical chance to reconstruct the Fiqh because of his political positions which overshadowed his Fiqh positions.
After Friday prayers, a an old man asked the Sheikh of the Azhar "Why did you not speak to the worshipers about Jihad to liberate Palestine?" The Sheikh replied, "You [plural] go and make Jihad" and pushed away the man violently. Then he said to the Sheikh, "The Aqsa Mosque is burning, it is...

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