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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: 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...
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...
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 following lines review an interview with the Azhar Shaykh Dr. Sayyid Tantāwī in which the Shaykh expresses his complete ignorance of the Takfīr of Rose al-Yūsuf, and asks his interviewer to refer to other people or claim a file against the person.
The Egyptian press exposed religious authorities’ and intellectuals’ points of view regarding the violent confrontations between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces; in his interview with al-Musawwar, the Shaykh of the Azhar condemned the Israeli trespassing of al-Aqsá mosque....
The three weekly publications ran simultaneous interviews with the Sheikh of the Azhar, Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, who was angry about the accusation of being away during the strongest ever controversy in the Egyptian society, which was about the novel "A Banquet for seaweed."
Salīm al-‘Awa criticizes the abilities of the Shaykh of al-Azhar in drawing up fatwás, since he is not a specialist in Islamic jurisprudence.
The Djibouti minister of Islamic affairs, Dr. Mogueh Dirir, said in this interview with al-Liwā’ al-Islāmī newspaper that Jewish and Christian missionary campaigns were targeting many parts in the African continent in the absence of significant Muslim activities and indifference about the da‘...
Shaykh Tantāwī of the Azhar denied in an interview that the top Sunni Muslim institution is incapable of fulfilling its role, indicating that the Azhar is no longer sending a good number of teachers to Arab and Islamic countries purely for economic reasons.
Views in the Muslim world have differed over the proper reaction to the controversial Danish cartoons. However, most Muslim scholars have stressed the need for drawing clear lines between freedom of expression and irresponsible freedom that insults religious beliefs.
The article is an interview with the Sheikh of the Azhar. The interview focuses on the renewal of the Islamic religious discourse, its rules, mechanisms and whether there are adequate capabilities to carry out that task or not.
The article is an interview with the Sheikh of the Azhar. He comments on the Arab Culture Conference, secularism, martyrdom operations, the role of the Islamic Research Institute in supervising religious books and the Azhar missions to Europe and the US.
The article is an interview with the Sheikh of the Azhar. He comments on the future of the Islamic nation [umma], renewing religious discourse and the Arab Culture Conference, which is said to have called for anti-Islamic ideas.
The Sheikh of the Azhar and other senior sheikhs voice their opinions on modern preacher, Sheikh Amr Khaled.
Rose El-Youssef created a special file on extremism and terrorism. The file discusses cassette tapes that degrade women in Egyptian society, the fact that some lawyers looking for fame collaborate with extremists, that some scholars oppose scholarly development and that terrorists have turned to...
The US accused the Azhar University of teaching students by using a strict approach that leads to extremist thinking and to the establishment of terrorism. That was why the US asked the Islamic countries to reconsider the approaches they take in religious education. The article gives the comment of...

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