Displaying 41 - 60 of 237.
The Egyptian press exposed religious authorities’ and intellectuals’ points of view regarding the violent confrontations between the Palestinians and the Israeli forces; in his interview with al-Musawwar, the Shaykh of the Azhar condemned the Israeli trespassing of al-Aqsá mosque....
The last two years witnessed increasing Western attacks on Islam. Muslim reactions, however, in many cases Muslims violent reactions, enforced the negative image of Islam. Nevertheless, some Muslim intellectuals called for peaceful reactions through changing the violent image of Islam by showing...
Al-Sharq al-Awsat interviews Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘tī Bayyūmī, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the former deputy head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the People’s Assembly, about a number of issues, including the controversial statement of Pope Benedict on Islam and...
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...
The author gives an update on the ongoing arguments between priest, Marqus ‘Azīz, and Coptic intellectual Jamāl ‘As‘ad ‘Abd al- Malākabout the political role of clergymen.
A new bill amending some of the articles of the Hamaiouni law which is concerned with building churches is allegedly being discussed.
The monk congratulates the sheikh in a letter to the editor with his sermon on TV which he sees as an example of religious tolerance. The fact that the monk felt that he had to write such a letter shows that not all preachers are like this sheikh.
This report summarizes some of the opinions of Egyptian intellectuals about the issue of deleting religious identity from on identity cards.
The author of the article, Arwá Hasan, discusses the different reactions to the proposal put forward by the National Council on Human Rights concerning the removal of religious data from official documents such as identity cards.
The article discusses the possibility of establishing an Islamic stock exchange based on the laws of Islam that prohibit practices harmful to society such as usury, long-term selling transactions and monopoly.
This press review deals with a controversial announcement made by Max Michel, a Christian who split from the Coptic Orthodox Church and set up a church in the Muqattam area and named himself Archbishop Maximus I, amidst an outcry from the Egyptian mother church and severe criticism.
The author reviews the discussions in a symposium hosted by a group of senior Muslim scholars about the fatwas given recently by Hasan al- Turābī which sparked shock waves in the Muslim world as they contradicted firmly-established beliefs about the hijāb and the impermissibility of...
In an attempt to curb the sea of fatwas, the Azhar has recently submitted a proposal to the People’s Assembly, in which it called for introducing legislation to criminalize the issuance of fatwas by unqualified Muslim scholars, Muhammad Khalīl writes.
The author focuses on a recent opinion by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria on the sin of having a wet dream. He advised young people to stay away from any sexually-exciting scenes and to pray before sleeping.
The author discusses citizenship rights in Egypt exposing the opinions of various Egyptian prominent figures during a seminar held by the High Council for Culture.
The author interviews two Christians, Dr. Girgis Kāmil Yousif and Jamāl As‘ad ‘Abd al-Malāk, on the phenomenon of the banning of books inside the Orthodox Church in Egypt.
The main concerns of the Copts that are being discussed are the legislative structure that forms an obstacle to the building of churches and Coptic representation in senior public positions and in parliament. A seminar under the name ‘The Copts of Egypt at a cross-road’ discussed the core of the...
Discussions within the Christian church over ‘The Da Vinci Code’ film, and whether or not the film should be censored.
The author delves into history to show that Julius Caesar was responsible for the fire at the library of Alexandria, and not Amr Ibn al- Ās as some Copts say.
Egyptians are no longer peaceful people, is the idea that Ramzī Zaqlama is explaining in his column in Al- Wafd. He attended a lecture at the cathedral were it was discussed along with Copts problems.


Subscribe to