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Muslim Brotherhood sources stated that the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood has formed a reconciliation committee headed by Ibrahīm Munīr and Mahmūd Hussayn, leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood. 
Interviewers: Eline Kasanwidjojo, Quinta Smit   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: Quinta Smit   Approval: Requested and no objection received   Khālid Manṣūr talks about the reasons for establishing al-Iṣlāḥ Party and its relation to...
Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Jayson Casper Language of interview: Arabic (original interview), English (presented transcript)  Interpreter: Jayson Casper Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Requested and no objection received   This transcript of an interview with Ihāb Shīhā...
The Muslim Brotherhood has announced in a statement that it plans to form a political party after the amendment of the constitution and the unrestricted formation of political parties is permitted.   It has also asked the armed forces to set a timetable for the constitutional amendments and for...
Dr. Muhammad Habīb, the deputy Murshid of the Muslim Brotherhood, has denied reports of a deal between the banned group and the government.
Some clerics - shaykhs and priests - have suddenly turned into experts in economics, sociology, chemistry and physics as well as politicians who advise people to follow their opinions through Fatāwá, the observance of which is obedience to God and their breach considered apostasy.
Sāmih Fawzī denounces the increasing religious influence on Egyptian society, and calls for clear constitutional texts that prohibit religious influence on public institutions.
As President Mubārak called for the Constitutional amendments, leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group attacked them as they mainly aim at preventing political Islamic groups come to power. On the other hand, the media have praised the amendments, showing the dangers of the Brotherhood to both...
The problem of Kifāyah is its lack of a clear vision that could safeguard its unity. It also mixes up its objective to modernize the Egyptian political system with other slogans that have led to ideological problems and splits.
A delegation comprised of 13 bishops and priests who represent all Christian denominations in Britain, as well as some Christian laymen, will pay a 10 day visit to Cairo to study the history of the Coptic Church, as well as visit monasteries and some Pharaonic monuments.
While all Egyptians seem to agree on the importance of applying principles of citizenship and equality, and while everyone is calling for a more active role in political situations and the less political nature of religious institutions, many still argue about amending article two of the...
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
After the Muslim Brotherhood announced their plan to change the ‘banned’ group into a legal political party, many voices were raised in an evaluation of the group’s role in the political life throughout its history.
Sāmih Fawzī presents a review of a book entitled, ‘Al-Hurrīyah fī -al-Asr Ma’zaq al-Islāh al-Siyāsī wa-al-Muwātanah’ [Bounded Freedom: The Dilemma of Politics and Citizenship] by the secular writer ‘Ādil Jindī. The book provides a definition of secularism, emphasizing the necessity of enforcing it...
The general counselor of the Brotherhood does not believe the government responded to their success in the recent parliamentary elections through the severe and unjustified verdict of the Military Court in the case of professional syndicates. Two Egyptian human rights organizations requested...
The victory of the Moslem Brotherhood in the recent parliamentary elections in which they obtained 17 seats created many speculations about what they would do in the future, especially after they announced their intention to form a new political party. al-Musawar discarded the possibility of...
Al-Hayat, praised the Muslim Brotherhood for backing the Coptic candidate of the Wafd Party in the Waili district. The author of the article described the group’s attitude as "a new step towards an opening to other political powers and an attempt to extend the group’s efficient political tendencies...
In an interview with the author, the head of the U.S. Copts Association, Michael Meunier, discusses his future political plans in Egypt.
Prominent poet and thinker Adūnīs gave a lecture at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina on a new ideological perspective of his book entitled, ‘Al-Thābit wa-al-Mutahawwi’ [The Constant and the Variable], published in Beirut in 1972.
This article gives definitions of the main religious parties and movements that have role in political life in the Middle East region.

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