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Islamic intellectual Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah has been released by the Egyptian high state security prosecutor, Hishām Badawī, after having been interrogated on charges of inciting sectarian sedition and insulting Copts and Christianity. While stating his acceptance of Dr. ‘Imārah’s apology for quoting...
In this article, Dr. ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Baḥrāwī, a professor of philosophy at Banhā University, responds to the allegation of a writer who claims that the author of the book entitled, ‘Dirāsāt fī al-farq’ [Studies in the Differences] is trying to strip Copts of their religious identity.
al-Maydān reports about Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī’s new book.
Comment on lack of tolerance for differences in views, often related to religious principles and displayed in various media. Two Cairo lectures by William Dalrymple show a strong Christian population decline in the Arab World.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
British author William Dalrymple showing rapid decline of Christianity in the Middle East. Episcopal Bishop Munīr Hanna Anis explaining the consequences of rumors in Muslim-Christian relations.
The article discusses a book entitled, ‘The Martyrdom of John of Phanijoit,’ by Youhanna al-Zeituni, and the significance that this publication holds for Coptic societies in the U.S. It discusses the conversion of historical figures to Islam, and the difficulties encountered when they attempted...
In an interview with Watanī, Jesuit father Christian Van Nispen speaks about his life in Egypt, how Christians can accept others who have different beliefs and about his latest book ‘Christians and Muslims are brothers before God.’
The book "Christian poets in the Arabian peninsula", written by Najīb Wahba, mainly discusses the origin of Arabs and the Arabic language and the nature of poetry in the pre-Islamic era, proving that the Arabic language is not only for Muslims as some people claim, but is also a language for...
The Azhar has published a book called Mulāhadhāt ‘Ilmīya ‘Ala Kitāb al-Masīh fi al-Islām [Reviewer: Scientific notes on the book of Christ in Islam] by Dr. Muhammad ‘Umāra. “Who carried the cross upon which Jesus was crucified, Christ or Simon of Cyrene?” and the number of thieves who were...
The author criticizes a book review of Nabīl Louqa Bibāwī’s book, The Problems of Copts in Egypt and their Solutions, written by Al-Ahrām columnist Mahmoud Muntasir and warns against the idea of appeasing those who have returned from the Gulf with fundamentalist ideologies.
The author reviews on a full page three books by three different writers dealing with the Copts of Egypt and the history of their relations with Muslims.
A letter from a reader warns of the danger of Copts seeking outside assistance to solve their citizenship problems.
Tareef Al- Khalidi’s book "The Muslim Christ" points out the image of Jesus Christ in the Arabic-Islamic tradition. It aims to bring down the Western stereotypical perception of Islam that believes in an enmity between Islam and Christianity and accordingly a hostile attitude on the part of...
The author is reviewing the memories of Archbishop Hidrā of Aswān about the construction of the cathedral there and the solidarity shown by Muslim partners at the levels of both officials, including President Mubārak and Governor Samīr Yousuf, and people like Umm Muhammad who donated half her...
A book review of Jamāl al-Bannā’s book, My Coptic Brethren.
In this article, the author reviews a book by Tarīf al-Khālidī, a professor of Islamic history at Cambridge University, who refutes stereotyped notions about Muslims antagonizing Jesus and Christians.
Tareq Al-Bishri’s "Muslims and Copts in the Frame of the Patriotic Group" touches upon the relationship between Muslims and Christians in the period from the beginnings of the 19th century until the July 23 Revolution, in 1952. He gave many examples on how this relation was a good one and how both...
There is a relationship of a special kind between the nation and the Copts. That relationship was represented in individual Copts who were rich or highly educated who had special relationships with the governor. The author is of the opinion that if a group of Muslim and Christian wise men is formed...
[Zaklama is also a member of the RNSAW board of Advisors] Hani Labib’s "Religious Protection Crisis" is considered an important document because of its analysis of many situations. The analysis was objective yet very Egyptian, which indeed makes it a reference for everyone interested in human...

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