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The Faculty of Comparative Religion at the University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, invited Cornelis Hulsman to present his work in Egypt to students on the 9th of February, 2018. Hulsman’s lecture covered the following subjects: - Introduction of Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, Drs., director of...
[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
For three consecutive issues, Rose al-Youssef devoted a special file for comments on the Egyptian identity under a general title ?Egypt is First and Before All.? Part of the file is three interviews with poet and writer Ahmed Abdel-Mo’ti Hegazi. Among his comments on the effects of Arab nationalism...
The European Coptic Association, in order to create ferment in the Egyptian streets, called to unify all efforts exerted and to distribute work evenle between organizations that work inside and outside Egypt rather than working individually, through a working plan based on specific principles.
AWR’s last interview with the late Dr. Isaac Fānūs. Comments on self-censorship, such as that of Dr. Otto Meinardus’ differences in writing and saying, which makes it hard for students of the church in Egypt to get a good understanding of the church’s position. Father Basilius of the Monastery of...
The article explores the history of the Bedouin nomads, specifically the impact that their presence, settlements, traditions and lifestyle have had throughout the Middle East.
The author admires the courage of Monk Dīmīanūs for admitting Islam’s tolerance and wanting us to learn to respect the other’s doctrine and view.
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited...
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...
Despite their importance and breathtaking beauty, the five oases of Egypt: Siwa, Bahariya, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga, are unfamiliar to most Egyptians. Al-Fāris describes the beauty of Siwa oasis.
Two different articles in Sout al-Azhar and al-Musawar handled the Islamic conquest of Egypt and its motives and circumstances. The article of Sout al-Azhar attributed the conquest to the importance of Egypt due to its geographical situation and its historical prestige as head of civilization...
The author asserts that Egypt is becoming Bedouinised. In part 1 of his study on this subject, the author discusses Bedouin history and culture.
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.
For the third week, Pope Benedict’s controversial remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad have made headlines in Egyptian national and independent newspapers. A number of Muslim intellectuals devoted their columns to refute claims about the spread of Islam by the sword. Some Muslim scholars...
Trade played a great role in spreading Islam all over the world. Muslim merchants were a good example that was followed by other people.
It is an unfair offense what the pope said about Islam being spread by force. Islamic history is full of examples of the liberty and respect by which Muslim leaders treated newly conquered cities, at a time when the Byzantine Empire had no rules for fighting and killing.
This article analyzes the contradictions in Yūhannā al-Nīqūsī’s testimony on the seventh century Islamic conquest.
The author discusses Bishop Yūhannā al- Naqyūsī’s historical account of the seventh century Arabian conquest of Egypt and refutes the claims mentioned either by him or the Abyssinian translator about the brutality of the Arabs when they entered Egypt.
This article is about an ancient manuscript that describes the Islamic conquest of Egypt. The author says that its translation is biased and that the translator tampered with the original text.
A look at history will show that Arab Christians have always been on the side of their fellow Arab Muslims. Mohammed Auda stressed that Arab Christians were Arabs in the full sense of the word. Fahmi Howeidi pointed out that Huntington, in his theory about the clash between civilizations, put...

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