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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 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.
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.
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 author explains his viewpoint on the Arab-West relationship in light of the Vatican pope’s visit to Turkey.
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.
The Grand Imām stressed to the Gouvernor-General of Australia that Islām is against terrorism in all its forms. In other news, Pope Shenouda ratified the formation of new directorates for the Egyptian Coptic churches in the United States.
A conference held at the Azhar University, attended by Muslim scholars and medical doctors from Africa, Asia and Europe, condemns female circumcision and denies that it is a religious practice.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff...
The Sheikh of the Azhar declared that any coalition with the USA is H...
The Sheikh of Azhar’s withdrawal of his call to Muslims to visit the Aqs...
Al-Hayat and al-Akhbar praised Pope Shenouda’s invitation to those who participated in the series of "Awan al-Ward" to the annual Ifṭār party of the Coptic Orthodox church. Both papers wrote about the support of the Minister of Information for the series. Rose al- Youssef reported the details of a...
The review deals with the various reactions on al-Ghad weekly supplement entitled “the worst ten figures in Islamic history. Muslim scholars and intellectuals’ opinions are displayed, together with al-Ghad members and leaders’ opinions.
The last two years witnessed increasing Western attacks on Islam. Muslim reactions, however, in many cases Muslims violent reactions, enforced the negative image of Islam. Nevertheless, some Muslim intellectuals called for peaceful reactions through changing the violent image of Islam by showing...

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