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Dr. `Amr `Abd al-`Ātī, the first Al-Azhar scholar to get a doctorate in Christian Science from the Vatican, praised the Grand Imam, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb for thawing frozen relations with the Vatican, and meet Pope Francis I.
Muḥammad Khayrat al-Shāṭir is generally seen as the financial leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was elected deputy to the Supreme Guide of the organization in 2003. al-Shāṭir was born May 5, 1950, in al-Daqahlīyah, Egypt. He has been active in Islamic, political activities since the...
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Pope Benedict XVI’s unexpected resignation makes one reflect on his views concerning Islam.Pope John Paul II was immensely popular in the Muslim world. Pope Benedict XVI was not. This was notably due to his 2006 Regensburg lecture on violence and Islam which has continued to haunt him over the...
Dr. Hatim al-Tahāwī comments on Pope Benedict XVI’s lecture in Germany and his comments about Islam.
Murād reviews Ṭanṭāwī’s book ‘Hadhā Huwa al- Islām; Ḥiwār Hādi’ ma‘ Bābā al-Fātikān’ [This is Islām; a Calm Dialogue with the Pope of the Vatican] Islām is a religion of peace and freedom and the Prophet Muhammad is the prophet of merci and noble morals who was mentioned in the Torah and the Bible.
Dr. Jamīl Kamāl Georgy argues that the world is undergoing a phase of struggle among civilizations, not dialogue.
The author admires the courage of Monk Dīmīanūs for admitting Islam’s tolerance and wanting us to learn to respect the other’s doctrine and view.
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict will start a four-day visit to Turkey amidst growing protests in Istanbul and Ankara. Tens of thousands took to the streets and chanted anti-pope slogans, expressing their fury at the pope’s remarks on Islām which he made two months ago in a lecture at the University of...
In a series of articles published by al-Ahrām newspaper, Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, the president of the Azhar University, analyses Pope Benedict XVI’s speech of September 12, 2006.
Islam promotes and celebrates diversity of mankind. had God wanted all people to believe in one religion, He would have made it so.
The president of the Azhar University, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, analyzes the lecture of Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg two months ago.
Radwān al-Sayyid divides the Arab and Muslim reactions to Pope Benedict’s offensive remarks on Islām into three groups: those who accused the pope of intentionally distorting the image of Islām and Muslims worldwide, those who linked the pope’s speech to the current international negative...
The president of the Azhar University, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, analyzes the speech made by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg two months ago. Stressing that Islām is a positively rational religion, Dr. al-Tayyib explains that reason and sharī‘ah are two sides of the same coin. While...
Explaining the broad meaning of the concept of jihād in Islām, Muslim thinker Rajab al-Bannā quoted famous British writer Karen Armstrong’s definition of it as "struggle and effort, not a synonym for holy war as Westerners define it." Ahmad ‘Izz al-Dīn al-‘Arab wrote in a short article in al-...
The author calls upon religious leaders not to instigate fanaticism while at the same pleading for a better understanding of the West and being true to one’s own belief.
The author reflects on the outrage following the controversial lecture given by Pope Benedict XVI in Germany and more broadly on the way that people respond to religious defamation or vilification.
Western history is full of falsifications against Islam. The real conflict is not between Muslims and Christians of the region, but between the West and the Islamic orient.
An Egyptian secular Muslim living in Italy says that the Pope’s discourse should be discussed and understood in an objective way, far from fundamentalism and violence.
The head of the Islamic Council in Italy asserts that there is no problem between Islam and Christianity. For him the problem lies in Western culture that does not understand Muslims’ attempts to defend the spirituality of their creed. To him the West refuses spirituality, this is a problem in...

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