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Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has allocated 1 billion and 270 million pounds ($ 71 million) to restore the Jewish heritage in Egypt. The Israeli embassy to Egypt praised the decision to restore the Jewish temples of al-Beheira, Cairo and Alexandria. Out of 25 synagogues located in Egypt, only 11...
The Moroccan writer and columnist, Layna Kanūsh, strongly criticized the new book in French language ‘Le Nouvel Anti-Semitism en France’ (The new anti-Semitism in France). Written by a number of French psychologists, essayist and social critics, as well as a French cartoonist of Algerian roots, the...
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
‘Abūd al- Zumur, leader in the Jamā’ah al- ‘Islāmiyah, stated that carrying weapons against the army and the police is religiously prohibited (harām).
A statement issued by the union of Sufī orders requested to purge the Azhar of Wahābī’s Muslim Brotherhood members and ISIS sympathizers
The Da’wah al- Salafiah’s position in June 30 was the same as its position in January 2011.
Dr. Yūnus Makhyūn, head of the Nūr Party, stated that the hatred of the Egyptian people to the Muslim Brotherhood has been reflected on Hamas. 
The World Association for al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) strongly condemned the ideological justifications for the ISIL’s campaign to target and eliminate Christians and Jews worldwide, stressing that such a campaign is an invitation to ignite sectarian strife under the banner of religion.
In a recent article for Arab West Report, Editor-in-Chief Cornelis Hulsman highlighted the mutual recourse to anti-Semitic accusations on the part of both opponents and supporters of the current government. He referenced to research complied by MEMRI, in which General Sīsī and the Muslim...
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
While the majority of Muslim schools impose the death penalty on people who convert from Islam, the Qur’ān imposes no earthly punishment for conversion, andtheProphet Muhammad never killed anybody for apostasy. In the following lines Muslim thinker Jamāl al-Bannā writes about tolerance in Islam and...
Egyptian literature has witnessed several religious debates. The article presents an example of these debates and sheds light on the first novel on the human values of the Crucifixion, written by a Muslim Egyptian entitled, ‘Qariyah Zālimah’ [Unjust Village].
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