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After he was exonerated from accusations of blasphemy and apostasy, Muslim thinker-scholar professor Abdel Sabour Shahin, added fuel to the growing dispute over his latest book when he emphasized that he was abiding with every letter and every word published in his book.
Islamist sheikh Gamal Qutb condemned Naguib Mahfouz and Nasr Abu Zeid and declared their thoughts contradictory to Islam. He criticized the use of their books in universities. Sheikh Qutb anticipated that Islam will predominate in America and Europe soon.
After two months of investigations Al-Azhar declared that Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin is innocent of the charge of being an apostate. This is important in the history of Al-Azhar because it is witnessing a period of transformation in its way of thinking in order to cope with the requirements of the...
Campaigns and plots aim to destroy Egypt’s reputation abroad. Worse are the damages caused by the poisoned fatwas of the "Sheikhs of ’Al-Takfir’ [sheiks of apostasy] and Fame". Confiscating a book in Egypt with a religious Fatwa is not less dangerous than declarations of Copts in the countries of...
Some members of the Islamic Research Council (IRC) argued that Shahin challenged confirmed facts in the creed, the majority rejected this view and called for debating the issue with the author in a closed session. The inquiry which included prominent sheikhs acquitted Shahin of this offense,...
The author discusses the attitude of Azhar towards Abd Al-Sabour Shahin and his book "My father Adam." The members of the Islamic Research Council refused to apostatize Dr. Shahin and they asked to discuss his thoughts with them. Shahin promised he will correct his mistakes in the second printing...
In response to a spate of articles in the British media alleging that censorship has banned more than 90 books in Egypt, Minister of Information Safwat El-Sherif has dismissed such reports as "sheer fabrication with no basis of truth." British media charged that this included the book " The Prophet...
When hardline Sheikh Abdel Sabur Sahin was fighting a fierce battle to declare professor Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid a renegade and separate him from his wife, judge Gabr Ibrahim Gabr of Cairo Court was fighting a similar battle by banning Youssef Chahine’s controversial film "The Immigrant". Shahin and...
Abdel Sabour Shahin’s book "My father Adam, the story of creation between legend and truth" has caused a great deal of trouble for Sheikh Al-Azhar [the Sheikh of Al-Azhar]. Since a lawyer raised a case against the book’s author, the Sheikh and the book’s publisher, the Sheikh of Al-Azhar has been...
The Court of Cairo decided to postpone the case that was raised against Dr. Abd Al- Sabour Shahin until September 21st. Al-Azhar prevented its lawyer from attending the trial and it also refused to send its report concerning the book.

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