Displaying 11 - 20 of 90.
Roadmap for religious reform Al-Azhar, which has resisted and persecuted those who have attempted to reform Islam since the end of the 19th century, is now being called upon by Egypt’s president to do what they have long suppressed:. reforming Islam. The response of the sheikhs of al-Azhar has been...
Last week, Shaykh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, emphasized that conserving the rich Islamic scientific heritage and propagating it around the world are vital in promoting cultural dialogue, which, in turn, will inspire interest in...
Amidst polarization that marked the political scene in Egypt after the January 25 revolution, the Azhar came up with a paper to represent what can be considered a haven for all political groups that view moderation as a compass that would guide Egypt all the way to the future.
 Dr. Mahmūd 'Azab, advisor to the Azhar grand shaykh, said that the Azhar does not know anything about the Shi'ite political party called 'al-Wihdah,' and the Azhar does not have an opinion on political parties in general. He added that Azhar's role is to protect moderate Islam Sunnah, reject...
 Dr. Muhammad Sa'd al-Katatnī, Secretary General of Freedom and Justice Party [affiliated to Muslim Brotherhood group (MB)], said that the Azhar's initiative is not really different from the Democratic Coalition for Egypt; both initiatives have the same ideologies. Read original text in Arabic
The author states that the deterioration of the Azhar's role in general is a result of various factors, and the most important is the emergence of political Islamist groups. He believes that the policy adopted by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, augurs well about a change in the...
In the wake of the Egyptian revolution, calls have been made to enable Al-Azhar scholars to select the Grand Sheikh of the institution. Ahmed el-Tayyeb, the incumbent Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, has some reservations. They include violations that marred recent legislative polls and the existence of a...
Coptic thinker Dr. Rafik Habeeb says the reason the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar isn't as influential with Muslims as Pope Shenouda III is with Copts is that unlike the Al-Azhar, the Church is financially and administratively independent of state. The Church's strength also draws from the fact that it...
Ahmed Kamāl Abū al-Majd emphasizes the important role that religious institutions must play in Egyptian society, bemoaning their recent decline.
The article summarizes the ideas included in chapter four of the dissertation of the doctorate entitled ‘Al-Muwājahah al-Amnīyah Li al-Irhāb’ [Security Confrontation of Terrorism] by Dr. Nabīl Lūqā Bibāwī.

Pages

Subscribe to