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Background: This is an interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, the Great Imam of the Azhar conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and members of the Maʿadī Community Church which is a very diverse community. They belong to many different Christian backgrounds and come from forty different countries....
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...
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
Background: The interview with Majdī Hussaīn, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Shaʿb magazine and an Islamic political activist, and an Islamic Īmam revolves around the case of Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd, a liberal Islamic thinker who was accused of apostasy, and the issue of the tunnel created upon the decision...
Yesterday, March 10, 2010, the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar died of a heart attack while visiting Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Muhammad Tantawi led the inimitable institution, considered by many if not most Sunni Muslims to be the leading Islamic university in the world, since his appointment by President...
With the passing of Sheikh Tantawi as Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar we at Arab West Report have had opportunity to remember him through several interactions which took place between him and our editor-in-chief, Cornelis Hulsman, who often conducted interviews with him on behalf of various delegations....
The grand imām of the Azhar has visited Lebanon, some sources see the trip as a sign of Tantāwī’s support for the politician Sa’ad al-Hariri.
The author discusses Ambassador Khattāb’s comments about his article regarding the American Presbyterian Church’s interference in the Child Law. He also critiques interference of NGOs utilizing foreign funds in Egyptian governmental affairs.
The article discusses the relations between NGOs and donor organizations, pointing to the specifics involving the Child’s Law.
Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, the grand imām of the Azhar, works hard to gain the regime’s appreciation and incurs many Azhar scholars and shaykh’s enmity because of his stances toward different issues.
Robeir al-Faris discusses the decision announced by Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī regarding permitting Copts to study at the Azhar. He further mentions the recent furor caused by a documentary that depicts Christ from a Muslim perspective.
al-Dustūr interviews the Azhar grand Imām, Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭanṭāwī, about whether his Fatwás are related to the ‘presidential’ statements.
More than 10,000 Muslims and Christians attended the ?National Conference to Support the Palestinians? that was held in the St. Mark Cathedral upon the call of Pope Shenouda. The conference was an expression of Egyptians? objection to the Israeli practices against the Palestinians. Pope Shenouda...
Dr. Jābir ‘Aṣfūr, the secretary general of the Supreme Council for Culture, responds to an article entitled, ’No Theocracy in Islām,’ authored by the grand Imām of the Azhar, Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, published in al-Ahrām on February 21, 2007.
This article discusses the formation of the Arab-West Report. It talks about why the organization was formed and gives some important examples from the history of the organization such as the visit by the former Dutch Prime Minister Andreas van Agt.
The author analyzes the crisis of issuing Fatwás in terms of the discord status among official bodies of Fatwá, and their claims of monopolizing the Islām.
The writer tackles the idea of reforming religious sermons, whether Islamic or Christian, through Dr. Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh’s book entitled, ‘The Religious Speech in the Egyptian Mass Media in the Ninety’s.’
The Ministry of Education in Daqahlīyah governorate has dismissed 600 teachers of Christianity from the governorate’s schools who work according to a reward system of remuneration. The jobs have been assigned to unqualified teachers.
Six Muslim Brotherhood students were dismissed for forming a students union parallel to the official one at the Azhar University. Consequently, vandals from the group’s students broke into the university building and blockaded the chancellor’s bureau.
The article presents three important questions that deal with the sensitive relationship between Christians and Muslims in Egypt.

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