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Al- Azhar has banned the American movie “Son of God” that presents the life of Jesus.
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...
After a long-standing ban, stretching almost half a century, the controversial ’Awlād Hāritnā’ by Najīb Mahf?z has been published in Egypt.
The author of the article, Dr. Wā’il ‘Azīz, discusses religious freedom versus freedom of expression. He calls on Muslims to acknowledge the achievements of all Muslim scholars and intellectuals, and asserts that no one has the right to issue fatwás of Takfīr against anyone unless they publicly...
Arguments over the Islamic Research Academy’s judicial power to confiscate books.
The Ḥijāb is not an obligation in Islām, and it is dangerous to easily classify certain concepts under the known and proven. Islām needs innovating scholars who are able to bring it up to date while maintaining the sense of Sharī‘ah, depending on the reasonable interpretation of the Qur’ān and the...
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs and...
A Shaykh who enjoys considerable public support declares that a woman is a dwarf that must be under the authority of a man, and thanks God for blind men having been saved from the fatal sedition of women.
Sāmih Fawzī writes about Takfīr and Rose al- Yūsuf, questioning the role of the Islamic Research Academy. Fawzī highlights the phenomena of recorded tapes that put national unity under threat as they encourage religious discrimination and call for supporting mujāhids.
The head of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, Muhammad Salmāwī, revealed a surprise when he announced that Najīb Mahfūz’s banned novel ’Children of the Alley’ would be published within weeks.
Hilmī al-Nimnim answers October’s rumor about the Azhar preventing a book from being published.
The Azhar Scholars Front supported the Minister of Culture and urged him to clean the Ministry by firing more officials who are responsible for publishing libertine books. The Front listed 300 books for revision because of immoral style.
The Islamic Research Academy adviced to confiscate two books by Muslims authors about Jesus Christ, in addition to a script about the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

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