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Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
Background: The interview with Majdī Hussaīn, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Shaʿb magazine and an Islamic political activist, and an Islamic Īmam revolves around the case of Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd, a liberal Islamic thinker who was accused of apostasy, and the issue of the tunnel created upon the decision...
Background: Maḥjūb al-Tijānī is the president of the Sudan Human Rights Organisation in the branch of Cairo and Ḥamūd Fātḥā al-Raḥman, the secretary general of the same organization, discuss the atrocities of the al-Turābī/al-Bashīr regime, and the means by which the Sudanese people are dealing...
Background: Dr. Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd (10.7.1943–5.7.2010) was an Egyptian Qurʾānic thinker and scholar. He is famous for his contextual interpretations of the Qurʾān, which sparked a lot of controversy amongst fundamentalist Islamic thinkers. In May 1992, Abū Zayd was in a position to get a...
The conference on "The freedom of expression of public opinion" started yesterday in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Participants in the conference will discuss a number of research papers about the freedom of expression, publishing rights, and censorship on public opinion and future challenges facing...
Dr. Sa‘d al- Dīn Ibrāhīm argues that with the increasing power of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic political groups, the deletion and amendment of article two of the Egyptian Constitution seems next to impossible. He suggests that the only solution will be to add a new article affirming...
Hāzim ‘Abduhlists a number of Muslim and non-Muslim thinkers and writers, whom he says have launched a vicious campaign against Islām in an attempt to undermine Islamic culture and values.
The court of first instance postponed its verdict on the action brought by Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid and his wife against the Minister of Justice. Abū Zeid wants to show that there is still a marital relationship between him and his wife.
The author conducted an interview with Dr ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn on Western attacks on Islam and the role of Islam in Egyptian society.
Christian organizations have continued their attacks against Muslims, alleging that the persecution of Copts is the most important human rights issue. This was alleged by an organization called the Patriotic Federation of Missionaries and came at the same time as many false accusations from...
In an interview with al-Ahālī, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd, who left Egypt after Islamists filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of apostasy and forcibly divorcing him form his wife, speaks out on the current stagnant situation of Egyptian society.
Al-Fatāh reports on a lecturer at Cairo University who approves of breaking away from parts of traditional Egyptian culture, and who wants more creativity to be permitted in contemporary works, implying that for these reasons, the lecturer was not promoted.
The Azhar decided to ban Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid´s book “Al-Khetab Wa Al-Ta´weel” [Discourse and Interpretation], allegedly because it challenge two main pillars of Islam: monotheism and the [divine] preservation of the Qur´an. The author comments that this argument indicates accusing Abu Zeid of...
The writer comments on the return of Nasr Abu Zeid from a seven-year exile in The Netherlands. He provides us with some information concerning the background of Dr. Abu Zeid, and the crisis he faced, resulting in leaving Egypt.
Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd comments on the issues of conversion from Islam, fatwas of takfir [accusations of unbelief], human rights, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Islamic culture.
Dr. Nasr Abu Zayd, sympathizer and supporter of the RNSAW from the first hour received the Franklin Delano Roosevelt prize for his contribution to the Freedom of Worship on June 10. “The message is to address both the Western World and the Muslim World as such. Islam is not static, non-dynamic, or...
Dr. Nasr Abu-Zayd was awarded the Freedom of Worship Prize by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Organization. At first he was hesitant about accepting this prize, fearing that he may be accused of becoming an agent for the West. However the author encouraged him to accept it as it is an...
Dr. Abu Zayd states that it is not surprising that no Egyptian universities were listed among the top 500 universities in the world, given that they have been in decline since the 1960s, when the security authorities tightened their grip on universities.
Abu Zayd, the Egyptian intellectual who was declared an apostate, claims that Egyptian universities are intellectually stagnant and that modern ways of thought must be introduced.

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