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The controversial document of religious rights has disappeared from the Azhar sheikhdom, raising many questions over the grand imām’s relations to it. Al-Maydān publishes a picture of Dr. Tantāwī and Shaykh cAmr al-Bastawīsī, the former head of the office of the grand imām, shaking hands...
A recent Administrative Judicial Court ruling allowing Egyptian Bahā’īs to have their religion recognized on official documents and the issue of Bahā’ī marriage have been a subject of heated debate in the Egyptian press.
The article praises a court ruling repealing a previous ruling that gave Egypt’s nearly 1000 Bahā’īs the right to have their faith registered in official documents, with opinions by intellectuals that Bahā’ism is not a religion and that the only religions recognized in Egypt are the divine...
The author, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, affirms that Islam does not accept the ‘Urfī marriage because it is not registered and consequently would cause the rights of either party of the ‘Urfī couple to be lost, since the courts of law acknowledge only marriage contracts...
The author reviews the opinions of university professors about the enactment of an international law criminalizing any assaults on the Muslim faith in particular or divine religions in general.
A few days ago, the president of the American University in Cairo (AUC), David Arnold, decided to remove Islamic and Arabic contents from a number of AUC textbooks, including syllabi in Islamic history, Arabic literature and social sciences. A large number of the university’s staff has...
Christians in Egypt have rejected a document that is alleged by some to allow missionary work in Egypt, arguing that it will increase tension between Muslims and Copts. AWR has already published Shaykh al-Zifzāf’s denial fo these claims, with a link to the full text of the document.
In this article, the author discusses the latest crisis of the ‘Document of Religious Rights’, signed by the Azhar, which he claims allows proselytizing. The author believes that such problems could be avoided by involving the Islamic Research Academy further in such matters.
To revive the Azhar, many professors and scholars advocate choosing the shaykh of the Azhar by election instead of appointment.
The author tackles the criticism made by Shaykh Yousuf al-Qaradāwī against the Azhar for not being active in the cartoon crisis.

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