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The Azhar is imposing bans on books in Arabic and in English claiming that they contradict Islamic principles.
Head of the publishing department at the AUC, Nabīla ‘Aql, argues that the grand imām of the Azhar did not read the book he banned, Wahhabi Islam... From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad by American writer, Natana De Long-Bas, prior to issuing the ban.
The AUC has called on Grand Imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, to back down on the decision to ban a book on Wahābī Islam in Egypt.
The Azhar has rejected a book, taught at the American University in Cairo, after it was found to contain many insults to Islam.
Moving from one chapter to another in Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin’s book My Father Adam, a reader is overwhelmed with shocking lines and the worst of them all was the content of the fourth chapter titled Satan’s Attitude on Prostration.
The image Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin wanted to force on the verses of the Qur’an was that God has created humans in pairs and those that had no hearing, vision or mind; just moving animalistic objects that grow in experience and the way of language with which they communicate.
Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin tries to prove that wrong ideas can live forever. He insists on not admitting his mistakes and sins. The most famous mistake of Dr. Shahin is his book “My father Adam”, which, according to Dr. Zaghloul Al-Nagar, has no religious, scientific or literary aim. - See art. 12:...
In this interview Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, the Grand Imam of Azhar, answers questions about Islamic-Christian dialogue, developing the religious discourse, Azhar education, rights of women in Islam and others.
The article gives a brief overview of some extremist books banned by the Azhar - which shows the role of the Azhar in resisting extremism. Some of these books formed a major reference for the Gama’at Al-Islamiya and Takfir groups [that accuse people of apostasy from Islam].
In 1970, the Islamic World Union sent the Azhar a statement in which it objected to shooting the film “The Message” about the life of the Prophet. The statement did not only aim at controlling the production of “The Message” but at establishing a new policy for making religious movies in general....


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