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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...
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,”...
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,...
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.
The author comments on the changes that happened to the Egyptian way of thinking and reaction.
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...
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 author criticizes Dr. Muhammad Emara and his research about a book by Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid titled “Al-Khetab Wa Al-Ta´weel” [Discourse and Interpretation]. Emara stressed that the book should not be circulated because it doubts two of the principles of Islam. Dr. Abu Zeid sent an e-mail...
After reviewing a research prepared by Dr. Muhammad Emara on Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid´s book “Discourse and Interpretation,” The Islamic Research Institute recommended banning the circulation of the book. Emara´s research was credited by the members of the institute, the foremost of whom is the Sheikh of...
The Islamic Research Institute called for a ban of the circulation of Abu Zeid’ book “Al-Khetab wa Al-Taweel” [Discourse and Interpretation], arguing that it challenges monotheism and the divine preservation of the Holy Qur’an.
The writer criticizes a decision issued by the Islamic Research Institute to ban a book of Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid, titled “Al-Khittab Wa Al-Ta’weel” [Discourse and Interpretation]. The writer believes that the opinion of the Azhar should be consultative and fatwas of its sheikhs should neither be...
The writer reports Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid is no longer admired in European Muslim communities and in the Netherlands in particular.
The writer presents a new point in the issue of Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid in the light of a book titled “Nasr Abu Zeid Between Kufr and Faith.” He concludes that the text on which Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin relied in condemning Abu Zeid is out of its contexts and does not imply the meaning he derived.
The article covers the recent visit of Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid to Egypt, the first since he left Egypt eight years ago.
On the occasion of Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid’s recent visit to Egypt, the author reviews the history of his case, which ended with a court verdict ordering separation between Abu Zeid and his wife.

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