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Egypt's Parliament Member, Muhammad Mohie, said that the contempt of religions law has not prevented sectarian strife, pointing out that Egypt lived for many years without it, especially that there are current issues like that of Islām al-Bahiri, Ahmād Nāgī, and Fatima Na`ūt. According to the MP,...
A prominent author in Egypt has been sentenced to three years in prison for contempt of religion.
Egyptian writer and journalist, Ahmad Nāji, was brought to court Saturday, where he faces trial for writing an article obtaining “obscene sexual content”, as many express solidarity with the writer.
A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and controversial Islamic figure, Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn discusses various political, religious and social issues. He denies any discrimination against Copts and accuses the U.S. of inciting Copts against Muslims.
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...
Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
The article gives the text of an interview that Ali al-Atasi had with Dr. Nasr Hamid Abū Zeid and that was published on the internet. Abū Zeid explains his way of thinking and his research. The paper publishes this interview following the banning of Abū Zeid’s book ?Discourse and Interpretation,”...
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs and...
Nawal al- Sa’adawi started defending herself against the apostasy charges directed at her. She issued a statement in which she criticized the defamation campaign launched against her by a weekly paper. It was reported that she backed down on her decision to confront Mohammed Hassan al-Alfi,...
Lawyer Nabeeh al-Wahish introduced a notification against Dr. Nawal al- Sa’adawi, in which he accused her of dispising Islām and transgressing moralities. The Muftī, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, said that he would not comment on al-Wahish’s notification until al-Sa’adawi stands before the court. If...
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.
In his article, ‘Abd al-Khāliq Husayn presents examples of Western Christians converting to Islam and the reactions of their families and countries. He then compares this to similar conversion situations in Muslim countries.
Muftīī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, severely criticizes religious opinions proclaimed by non-specialists on satellite channels and said these opinions, which should not be called fatwás, cause confusion amongst Muslims. He urged society to adopt a common culture to confront these opinions.
The author comments on the changes that happened to the Egyptian way of thinking and reaction.
The author is very upset about a Christian author writing in a very negative way about Islam. He advises Christians to refrain from writing about Islam.
The author criticizes Islamic writer Muhammad ‘Umāra and his contradictory positions, shifting from Marxism to Islamist extremist ideologies.
Dr. Nasr Abu Zayd is upset about the media debate on Islam in the West. Abu Zayd rejects the view that Islam should be held responsible for extremist attacks. The political discourse as reflected in Western media did not mind its language. The media debate on Islam is getting more entrapped in the...
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.
The article covers the speeches given by Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid and Dr. Hassan Hanafy, philosophy professor, in a seminar titled “Criticism in Philosophy and Social Ideology" held as part of the activities of the conference of the Philosophical Association.
The article is an interview with Nabil Abdel Fattah, assistant manager of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, on the issue of renewing the religious discourse. He comments on the attempts of some intellectuals to associate the concept of renewing the religious discourse with the...

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