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Ḥasan Ḥanafī is a Muslim liberal leftist thinker who has been and still is a professor in philosophy at Cairo University since 1988. His vast knowledge on a broad field of philosophy and religion has given him many positions and invitations throughout his career. Ḥanafī's political understanding of...
Editor: Cornelis Hulsman was asked to write the Vienna Community Church a congratulation on the occasion of their 55th anniversary of their establishment by late AWR board of advisors member Prof. Dr. Otto Meinardus. The text below was placed on the website of the VCC, http://members.aon.at/william...
Dutch scholar Johannes Jansen contributed an essay – ‘The Religious Roots of Muslim Violence’ – to a 2011 anthology entitled, ‘Terrorism: Ideology, Law, and Policy’. In it he makes the case that violence and terrorism are part and parcel of the Islamic religion, traceable to its root sources at...
Polemics are poison to interfaith relations. Unfortunately the salve of dialogue and cooperation often fails to make as wide an impression, leaving wary religious communities under the assumption of mutual opposition. Polemics reduces ambiguity and nuance, allowing the non-specialist citizen to...
Our November 4 review of Prof. Hans Jansen’s article “Copts” in Hoeiboei, on October 14th led Jansen to write that “Most arguments in defence of Islam are known in The Netherlands for what they are, it makes little sense to repeat these another time. With best wishes, Hans Jansen.” [ In Dutch: De...
The referendum for the constitution of EU countries raises the question concerning the situation of European Muslims with regards to the constitution and the Union.
List or articles printed in Al-Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat and October magazine on the passing of Prof. Dr. Annemarie Schimmel.
The author of the article examines Karen Armstrong’s article, ’The Muslim Prophet Born in Bethlehem,’published by The Guardian a few days ago. In her article, Armstrong denied the existence of a clash of civilizations between Islām and the West and highlighted the exalted position of Christ in...
Ibrāhīm Gharāybah writes about major books that tackle religious dialogue and arguments.
Al-Sayid Turkī writes about the achievements of western orientalists.
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...
Dr. Muhammad ‘Imārah writes about the status of women in Islām, quoting German orientalist, Sigrid Hunke, in this regard.
In the following lines, Dr. Muhammad Sakrān denotes the positive and objective stances of Western intellectuals toward Islam.
Ahmad ‘Arafāt al-Qādī explains some fundamentalist Western thinkers’ arguments about the basic principles between the Christian West and the Muslim East. The difference between the two civilizations is a basic one, and the clash is inevitable.
The author discusses the controversy surrounding the appointment of a Jewish- American academic to the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University.
The writer is advocating Arab Muslim scholars to study in the West and address orientalists in intellectual and cultural seminars.
The author reviews a book by late thinker Edward Sa‘īd titled ‘Orientalism,’ in which he affirmed that European Orientalists were not preoccupied with what they had seen with their own eyes in the East, inasmuch as with the image embedded in their own minds about it.
In his article, Majdī Khalīl stresses the Arab and Islamic world’s need of the West. He questions contemporary Islam and Muslims in the light of some of the world’s thinkers. Khalīl highlights the compelling need for the Arabic and Islamic countries to cooperate with the different West to lead to...
Muhammad ‘Ashur reviews Karen Armstrong’s book about the Prophet’s Muhammad life.
On the third anniversary of his death, Rashā ‘Āmir writes about the contributions of Edward Sa‘īd, the world-renowned scholar, in the fields of literature and criticism.

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