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al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI), which is under the authority of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ and the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, presented statistics about Christmas fatwas.
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
             Earlier this year, a group of five interns from Arab-West Report had the privilege of visiting emeritus professor Abdallah Schleifer at his home in Cairo. Prof. Schleifer is a prominent Middle East expert, former journalist, and leading Muslim intellectual who was among the group of...
The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...

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