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The Egyptian Ministry of Awqāf decided to apply a more holistic approach to Qur’ān Schools in major mosques to teach Quranic sciences and to protect young people from the influence of extremist groups.
Dr. Aḥmad ʿUkāsha, professor of psychiatry and a member of the National Council for Combating Terrorism and Extremism, said that enlightenment religious discourse is the main source of new interpretations for Qur`ān. He also highlighted the importance of deep thinking to understand texts and...
The Ṣaḥīḥ International Qur’ānic translation is considered one of the best women’s translations of the Qur’ān. It is also considered one of the most influential English translations of the Holy Qur’ān, as well as the most widely used. What is surprising is that this translation was written...
After the spread of a video by Egyptian writer Yūsuf Zaydān claiming that the Aqsa Mosque mentioned in the Qur’ān as a destination for the Prophet Muhammad’s Isrā’ and Mi’rāj journey is not the one currently located in Palestine, a wave of Egyptian and Arab reactions has been raised.
There are many arguments regarding why women have stopped reading Qur’an out loud; it has been claimed that it was an attempt to constrain women in their social lives. Historically, women were used to mourn loudly at funerals in an attempt to create an emotional scene. Over time, the cultural base...
The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
Dr. Bakr Zakī ʿAwaḍ, former Dean of the Cairo Faculty of Fundamentals of Islam and member of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, confirmed that there is nothing in the Qurʾān that states that congratulating Christians or building churches is ḥarām. “Whoever can find a clear text forbidding this...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...
 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]

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