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A crisis arose between the American Embassy in Cairo and the Ministry of Waqfs because preachers and Qur´an readers were not able to travel to the US with Ramadan. Officials in the embassy said they informed the ministry to officially provide them with a list of nominated preachers, but...
Rose El-Youssef´s special file for this week tackles the conflict erupted between the governor of Al-Gharbia and the Muslim Brotherhood because of Al-Geel Al-Muslim schools. It comments on a recent study by Specialized National Councils that calls for deepening religious beliefs in the minds...
One of the main characteristics of the universality of Islam is that it respects the intellect and opens the door of knowledge for Muslims. Human beings could not be God´s successors on earth unless they seek knowledge and make effort to gain knowledge. The knowledge God calls for is a...
New Islamic preachers are not Azhar graduates. They have not studied religion as it should be studied. Yet, they turned into social stars with the help of the media. The question is: why could the Azhar not generate preachers who would be welcomed by the public and who would lecture the youths in a...
Microbus drivers force their passengers to listen to audio-tapes that contain extremist religious material, while passengers have no right to raise any objection against their contents or their loud volume. If any passenger dares to raise any objection, he would be accused of unbelief for refusing...
Nabīl Zakī believes that Egypt is now at a crossroads between a religious and a civil state.
Many people believe that Azharite professors should be our only source of knowledge, accusing other scholars of being unqualified to deliver the same religious message. An Azharite professor, Dr. Abdel Sabour Marzouq, asserts that it is not right to confine preaching to a specific category. “There...
Since September 11th, the US has specified a number of conditions on Azhar imams who visit the Muslim community in Ramadan. Having passed a test in fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Shari’a (Islamic law), the Azhar selects the imams who receive the highest marks to preach to the Muslim community in...
Egyptian intellectuals support President Mubārak’s call on youth and preachers to reflect that Islam came for the good of Muslims and the enlightenment of the world.
Cassette tapes urging jihād, bloodshed and relentlessness have been flooding the Egyptian market lately. They are produced in Saudi Arabia and exported to us via Egyptians coming home from hajj or cumra [lesser pilgrimage]. The objective pursued by these tapes was to give the impression that “we...

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