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Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi expressed her anger over the decision of the Islamic Research Institution to confiscate her famous novel “Soqout Al-Imam” [the fall of the Imam] which was printed for the first time 20 years ago. The novel was translated into 14 languages. The new battle between the Azhar and...
The Grand Imam attempted to calm the worries [of the public] concerning the decision to give jurisdiction of judicial confiscation to Al-Azhar’s inspectors.. He explained that the publications that are outlined in this decision do not fall under the category of creativity, but rather conflict with...
Al-Sa‘dāwī’s book banned by the Azhar Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī does not separate between the words uttered by the characters in her new book al-Riwāya [The Novel] and the statements she gives to the press about demands for justice, in her own viewpoint, for women that the book seems like a social platform...
Six years ago, Dr. Ramsīs ‘Awad, the renowned professor of English literature at ‘Ayn Shams University, produced a unique 700-page encyclopedia. The encyclopedia lists the most important and famous works of literature and art that have been confiscated worldwide. He gave a copy of the encyclopedia...
The spread of the ideology of banning and confiscation is a result of tyrannical, political, social, intellectual and religious factors. It is also the result of the absence of democracy and the spread of and religious bigotry.
The Islamic Research Institute examines books that are referred to it, in order to decide whether or not to allow their publication. The Institute’s decisions may be fair enough in some cases, but most of the times, they are not. It usually deems the books as being “evil” and the authors as being...
During the latest International Cairo Book Fair, more than 13 books were banned from publication. This took place in spite of President Mubārak’s assertion to writers that no books would be banned without a judicial verdict. This year, many Arab publishers complained that many of their books were...
Some books at the Cairo International Book Fair were claimed to go against and be incompatible with the principles and morals of religion. This led a number of Muslim Brotherhood Members of Parliament and members of the Religious Committee at the People’s Assembly to demand a comprehensive revision...
The Ministry of Culture has been organizing the annual Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) since it was first established in 1969. The CIBF, which reflects both the Egyptian and the Arabic cultures, is the largest and the most important book fair in the Arab world. This year, publishers and the...
The author is of the opinion that there is a danger surrounding Egypt owing to religious fascists; the terrorists exploit the present situation of democracy and penetrate all of the established organizations to dominate and spread their ideas.
MP Mahmoud Abdel Megid tried hard to get the Prime Minister to investigate some books written by the former sheikh of the Azhar. The author believes this to be an attempt by the Islamic groups to dominate the sessions with their ideas.
After a verdict was made to close Al-Haq newspaper. The Committee to Protect Journalists urged the President in writing to stop the closure orders of Al-Haq as well as Al-Shoura newspapers.
A jailed Kuwaiti professor and newspaper columnist was taken to hospital with an irregular heartbeat after a four-day hunger strike to protest his imprisonment for blasphemy against Islam, supporters said on October 10.
The arrest of Ahmed Baghdadi, head of Kuwait University’s Political Science Department and a newspaper columnist, on blasphemy charges has triggered a war of words between the country’s influential Islamists and liberals. While liberals criticized the sentence for being an alleged infringement of...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that anyone questioning basic Islamic principles could face execution.
The Saudis seem bent on fostering the growing Saudi political hegemony over the Arabs and use both their media and political pressure to further their interests. Saudi Arabia, like any other Arab political regime, is interested in maintaining strict control over its image. A report of Reporters...
At last, the author of the substitute of the Sunna book appeared in Cairo. Al-Mahdawi failed in the first exam that was held by Al-Ahrar newspaper of him. It was known that Al-Mahdawi denied the Sunna and yet he described the deniers of the Sunna as being damned on earth.
The Vatican nowadays is exposed to harsh wind that was raised by a book, which was written by ten unknown bishops, except one [who is known] who is Luigi Marinalli. The Monseigneur, who worked for 35 years in the Council of Eastern Churches. The book reveals a lot of scandals.
During the last weeks, the secularists claimed that Islam rejects art and considers it its enemy. But the Islamic view is that real art is the one which elevates the soul, purifies it from all evils and raises it to different cultural and mental levels.
Outraged Lebanese students held a sit-in in Beirut on July 20 to protest Egypt’s banning of the classic book "The Prophet" by the late Lebanese-American author Gibran Khalil Gibran. One week later, AFP reported (erroneously according to the Office of the Censor) that information Minister Safwat...

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