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What is the story of the Arab Institution for Ideological Modernization which initiated its activity recently in Beirut with a conference attended by up to 130 Arab intellectuals? What is the reason for appointing the controversial Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid chairman of the Institution? Is there any...
Dr. Gunter Mulack, Commissioner for the Dialogue with the Islamic World of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stressed the need for dialogue between the West and the Arab world to avoid increasing tensions and develop an understanding between different cultures. Many of his views concur with...
On June 19, 2004, Al-Ahram Al -Arabi published an interview with Dr. Nawal. Sa’adawi [See AWR 2004 week 25, art. 6]. I disagree with many of Dr. Sa’adawi’s views. Many of Dr. Sa’adawi’s writings conflicts with basic aspects of religion.
Many literal works that were recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute, like “Waleemat A’shab Al-Bahr” [Banquet of seaweeds] by Haidar Haidar, and most recently Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s “Soqout Al-Imam [the Fall of the Imam], are humble and modest texts from a literary point-of-view...
In this interview Nawal Al-Sa’adawi answers many questions about the attacks on her and the supervision of the Azhar over artistic works. - See art. 40: A debate on the controversial role of religious institution in supervision artistic material
The Council of Scientific Research at the Azhar University recommended a few days ago that Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s novel “Soqout Al-Imam” [The Fall of the Imam] be banned after being released in Cairo seventeen years ago. The imam [in the novel] served as the central symbol representing patriarchal...
Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid does not like to be presented as the oppressed or the exiled intellectual. In his writings, he confirmed that the aim of his discussions and questions is “not doubting the validity but attempting to understand.” He untiringly calls for “the freedom of research, discussion and...
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...
Al-Liwā’ al-Islāmī hosted the Islamic intellectual Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabour Shāhīn, Professor of Linguistics, Faculty of Dār al-‘Uloum, Cairo University, in its first intellectual forum [or panel].
The former Muftī of Egypt has recently said women, from an Islamic point of view, can not assume the post of head of state, and of course Dr. Nawāl al-Sacdāwī, who had announced her self-nomination for presidency, has not wasted the chance to deal a violent attack on our beautiful religion of Islam...

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