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The Ministry of Waqfs held its annual meeting on “Islamic thinking.” Discussions that took place in the meeting showed that Islam and Christianity can coexist and that Egypt is the best example of peaceful coexistence among the revealed religions.
The Pact of Umar is a document purportedly signed by Umar, the second caliph. It is the source of the restrictive regulations on non-Muslims embedded in the Shari´a. It has been used as the model for Muslims´ treatment of dhimmis [protected non-Muslims] from the Middle Ages down to today...
Dr. Nabil Luqa Bebawi´s book "Islam spread by the sword: true or false?" reviews the history of the spread of Islam since the Prophet till the fourth caliph. The book can be considered a historical testimony that Islam is a religion of love and peace and has never been a religion of violence...
Dr. Nabil Luqa Bebawi´s book "Islam spread by the sword: true or false?" reviews the history of the spread of Islam since the Prophet till the fourth caliph. The Islamic Research Institute believes that the book corrects a wrong concept about Islam and brings an end to a false allegation by...
Dr. Abdel-Rahman Salam refutes that Islam spread by the sword. He says that the call to Islam is based on wisdom, fair exhortation and choice and that Islam did not know real expansion except in time of peace. He explains that the aim of the conquests Muslims carried out was not to spread Islam but...
The July Revolution brought about the formation of the Nassarist Party while Islamists who worship God and work to maintain the identity of the Egyptian people have had no party up to this very moment. Nasserists have a party despite the fact that Nasserist ideologies have no place now. However,...
Some Copts evaluate the July Revolution from a sectarian perspective. They believe that the revolution put an end to the rich Copts when it confiscated their lands and other properties. In addition, the revolution did not solve the problems of Copts. However, the revolution erupted for both Muslims...
Radwān al-Sayyid reviews the 2005 book by Thomas Asbridge entitled The First Crusade, which al-Sayyid thinks tries to Christianize that medieval war.
The author is skeptical about whether the Muslim Brotherhood have changed, and suggests that if they are genuine about having changed, they should renounce the teachings of their past imām, Hasan al-Bannā.
Jamāl As‘ad argues whether the inadequate representation of Copts in parliament, local councils and professional syndicates and the disputes over building and renovating churches are the main reasons behind the tension in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
Muhammad Jābir al-Ansārī discusses Arab-West relations and believes that the best way to spread Islam is to practice it well.
A review of a book by author Andreas Baumann, showing that being an advocate of Christian missionary work also can result in a critical self-reflection.
A critique of the controversial work of researcher Yustina Saleh on the 2nd article of the Egyptian constitution, which states that sharī‘a is the main source of law.
Usāma Salāma blames al-Katība al-Tībīya magazine for what he describes as promoting extremist views on the pretext of defending religion.
The author discusses the Coptic revolutions against the Muslims in the 8th and 9th centuries.
The author discusses Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, visit to Pakistan, and the discrimination and persecution of Christians in the Islamic world.
The author argues that obstructing the right to ijtihād [legislating or enacting a law which is not based on Qur’an or the Sunna] is hindering the development of Egypt. He argues that those who despise intellectuals and monopolize facts and ideas in the name of preserving Islam are in fact...
The author argues that the word jihād was mentioned in the Qur’ān in the sense of exerting utmost efforts in all fields of life, not only the battlefield, whereas Christianity has a long history of holy wars between the Protestants and the Catholics.
Arab lands have an abundance of natural wealth that has whetted Westerners’ appetites and rendered the east a perennial target for occupation.
Controversy over the religion of a character depicted by Yousuf Shāhīn in a film about the Crusades.

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