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The Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought has this year granted its award to Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd, an Arab Muslim scholar, charged with being an apostate because of his controversial interpretations of Islamic texts and calls for religious reform.
Egyptian writer, Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd has been awarded this year’s Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid speaks about the problem of linking Islam with terrorism and presents two approaches to deal with the problem. The first is to show Qur’anic texts that call for peace and tolerance and to interpret the texts calling for violence within the framework of their historical...
Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid’s homesickness turns into a rage. This is clear in his statement to journalist Muhammad Al-Atasi. While he should be in Cairo during Ramadan, he weeps and speaks about death and farewell. The return of Abu Zeid to Egypt would be a protection for Egypt.
The year report of 2001 including an overview of the special reports written for the RNSAW. The year 2001 was marked by a strong increase in the number of special reports, providing readers with information that is not available elsewhere.
The controversial thinker Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid arrived to Beirut as head of the Arab Institute for Renewing Thought, which was inaugurated yesterday. More than 100 thinkers, researchers and academics have come from Europe and the U.S. to join Zeid in launching the institute. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid...
Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid will be the chairman of the Arab Institute for Renewing Thought, an Arab think tank based in Beirut. He has always wished to participate in independent cultural work. “The modernization of thought is the motto but what is more important than the motto is the means. The aim of...
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...
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...
Shaykh Yousuf al-Badrī used to be a permanent figure in many news items, clutching to the sword of takfir [the act of accusing someone of unbelief] against intellectuals and bringing them to court. The controversial shaykh, however, had kept a low profile for some time, but recently rose from the...

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