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The duality is one of the most prominent standards that characterize the Salaf trend in Egypt, especially the branch based in Alexandria. Presided by Yāsir Burhāmῑ, the deputy of the Salafi Daʿwa, the Call has contradictory positions that were manifested on many issues after the revolution of...
"Without preserving the homeland, there will be no moderate religious discourse, and the call to God needs a stable ground." Said Dr. ʿAbdullāh Al-Najār, a member of the Islamic Research Academy. "Anyone who calls for dispute and division is not a preacher," he said in an interview aired on Ten TV...
Al- Ahrām’s report on commemorating Pope Shinūda III discussed why Egyptians loved Pope Shinūda.
Al- Azhar has banned the American movie “Son of God” that presents the life of Jesus.
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
Members at the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy has rejected a Finance-Ministry-proposed bill sectioning the introduction of Islamic financial bonds.
The Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) announced the replacement of the fatwā kiosks, one of which was located at Cairo’s main metro station of al-Shuhadāʾ, with art exhibitions, according to sources quoting Egyptian Minister of Transport.
Commenting on the statement disclosed by Egypt's Minister of Culture, Helmī al-Namnam, in which he accused Al-Azhar of spreading radical thought, Dr. Mohyī Al-Dīn `Afīfī, Secretary General Of The Islamic Council for Research, said that Al-Azhar does not spare an effort to promote moderate Islam by...
Background: An interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī tackling how Islam responds to some controversial issues such as terrorism, freedom of belief and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. The questions are asked in English then translated into Arabic. The responses of Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī are...
The Azhar has recommended that a book on the sexual life of the Prophet Muhammad be confiscated.
While Poet Aḥmad al-Shahāwī intends to file a claim against the Shaykh of the Azhar, reliable sources at the Islamic Research Academy assert that the Azhar withdrew al-Shahāwī’s book but did not deem the poet Kāfir.
The Islamic Researches Institute in the Azhar refused to circulate a book written in English titled "Only and True God" by Rodney Stark. The book accuses Muslims and Christians of being idolaters.
The conference on "The freedom of expression of public opinion" started yesterday in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Participants in the conference will discuss a number of research papers about the freedom of expression, publishing rights, and censorship on public opinion and future challenges facing...
A book published ten years ago has triggered a recent uproar. The book ?Mas?ouleyit fashal al-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fil asr al-H...
The report released by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom is considered by the Egyptian press to be one of the most critical reports by an American organization because it represents serious interference in Egyptian domestic affairs, especially in terms of education. Journalists...
Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
The new law that gives the authority of judicial seizure to the Azhar triggered much fear that it will promote the authority of the Azhar and threaten freedom of expression. The Minister of Justice, Farouq Seif al-Nasr, said that the decision is not targeted at literary books, and such books would...
The increasing phenomenon of Fatwás being issued by “satellite Shaykhs” is discussed. The author questions who has the authority to control these Fatwás, and why they issue is not being focused on.
Article two of the Egyptian Constitution is not subject to the proposed constitutional amendments. It is, however, the main subject of heated arguments and discussions in Egyptian society. A debate was held at The American University in Cairo [AUC] about the proposed amendments.
The medical tests that Shaykh of the Azhar Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī is undergoing in Saudi Arabia raised the ambitions of several Shaykhs to assume the dignified and highly respectable office of Shaykh of the Azhar.

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