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Shaykh of the Azhar Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī asserted that he had not yet announced his final approval to visit the Vatican, stating that the decision as to whether to approve or reject the visit requires deliberation and would not be made until the Azhar receives a formal invitation from Pope...
The head of the International Forum of Women in Mexico invited the head of the Azhar Committee of Inter- religious Dialogue to attend a three-day international conference in Mexico City. The conference includes the issue of inter-religious dialogue on its agenda.
Many conferences about terrorism and the distorted image of Arabs and Muslims in the Western media were held last week. The International Council for Mission and Aid held an inter-religious dialogue conference in the Azhar. The Islamic Council for inter-civilization dialogue and the Islamic...
Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions was dissolved due to estimated shortages of the committee in facing the recent repeated offenses against Islam. A new committee was formed.
A Muslim-Christian conference has been held to face, what the author describes as, the chaos of religious freedom of expression.
In this article, the author discusses the latest crisis of the ‘Document of Religious Rights’, signed by the Azhar, which he claims allows proselytizing. The author believes that such problems could be avoided by involving the Islamic Research Academy further in such matters.
The Document of Religious Rights, signed in April 2005 by the former head of the Interfaith Dialogue Committee, Dr. Fawzī al-Zifzāf, with visiting U.S. Christian clerics, has been categorically rejected by the Religious Affairs Committee of the People’s Assembly, on the grounds that it "...
The Dialogue Committee at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced a draft bill on respect of religions and prevention of contempt for the beliefs of ‘the other’. The draft will be presented at the next session of the UN General Assembly.
Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb, the new head of the Azhar’s Inter-Religious Committee for Dialogue between the Heavenly Religions, in an interview spoke about the tasks and the financial system of the committee.
The author believes that the Azhar Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee has turned into a public relations office doing nothing but distributing complements and congratulations at Western churches without having a real dialogue with the Vatican.
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The Dominican order affected Father George Qanawati and his efforts in the field of inter-religious dialogue. He was a prominent philosopher who defended Islam and other religions. He was able to enter history through his belief that dialogue between religions and cultures is necessary.
Overview of the seminar “Renewing Religious Discourse” that was held in the framework of the Cairo International Book Fair. Participants stressed the necessity of renewing religious discourse in a way that suits the changes of life. They believe the Azhar should inform people to reject foreign...
The Azhar Permanent Inter-religion Dialogue Committee will participate in the International Economic Forum, on January 23 in Switzerland. Head of the committee said that he would focus on refusing globalization during the forum.
Vice President of the Permanent Committee of the Azhar for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions, Dr. ‘Alī al-Sammān, feels that some key Islamic figures are perhaps oppressed in many Western countries. However, he asserts that the West has every right to protect itself from terrorist attacks.
Some Muslim scholars believe that Inter-religious dialogue is a way to create religious tolerance and peace among nations. Others believe it is a crime that should be banned or it will lead to religious sedition among all faiths. They refuse inter-religious dialogue claiming that there is no other...
Dr. Ali Al-Saman, vice president of the Azhar Permanent Committee of Inter-Religious Dialogue, says that the world needs an international charter of dialogue. This charter should be based on two principles, namely, “No generalization in judgment” and “Yes for honest self-criticism.”
Dr. Abdullah Al-Nagar said that Muslim scholars, who participated in the inter-religious dialogue that was held in Japan, succeeded in correcting many of non-Muslim misconceptions of Islam. Their success shows that there is a persistent need to coordinate among scholars, preachers and organizations...
The head of the Azhar Permanent Committee of Inter-Religious Dialogue says that dialogue with others is an Islamic concept and is very essential. He explains that despite the fact that dialogue with the west has been going on for a quarter a century, the goals it achieved are very few because...

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