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Thanks to the Egyptian historian and writer, Muḥammad Shuʿayr’s book entitled “The Making of Najīb Maḥfūz’ Forbidden Novel: ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’”, that the reader discovers how Najīb Maḥfūz precipitates further controversy about politics, religion, courage and cowardice. The book is the first of a...
In his recent book, Children of Gebelawi [Awlād Ḥāritnā]: The Story of a Banned Novel (al-ʿAīn Publishing House), the Author Muḥammad Shu`ayr reviews the economic, social and political conditions that prevailed in the entire world, including the Arab Region and Egypt, before the publication of...
Background: Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī says Egyptian society is as any society; the impoverished mixed with the wealthy, those who can read and those who cannot. Egypt is a mixed society, but he thinks that Egypt has many resources such as petrol, land, water and metal to make it rich. The main problem...
Background: Dr. Muḥammad Saʿīd al-ʿAshmāwī (1932 – 7.11.2013) was an Egyptian Supreme Court judge and former head of the Court of State Security. He was a specialist in comparative and Islamic Law at Cairo University and is often described as “one of the most influential liberal Islamic thinkers...
After a long-standing ban, stretching almost half a century, the controversial ’Awlād Hāritnā’ by Najīb Mahf?z has been published in Egypt.
Muhammad Salmāwī cites his conversation with Najīb Mahf?z regarding the publication of his novel ’ Awlād Hāratinā.’
The author talks about Islam in Europe, and highlights the necessary steps that are needed to ensure a peaceful coexistence of cultures.
Wā’il ‘Abd al-Fattāh traces the history of Najīb Maḥfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Ḥaritnā’ [Children of Gebelawi].
The author blames intellectuals for not playing a role in explaining freedom of creativity and distinguishing it from freedom of expression.
The head of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, Muhammad Salmāwī, revealed a surprise when he announced that Najīb Mahfūz’s banned novel ’Children of the Alley’ would be published within weeks.
This article says that Najīb Mahfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Haritna,’ and Salman Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’ triggered an apostasization campaign throughout the Islamic world.
Growing fundamentalism has become terrorism and has targeted intellectual and political elite. The reasons for these developments and their consequences are mentioned in the following text.
Nassār ‘Abd Allāh refers to the new discoveries he has made after re-reading Najīb Mahfūz’s novel ‘Awlād Hāritnā.’
A review of Robert al-Faris’ review of Naguib Mahfouz’s previously banned novel, “Awlad Haretna” from a Christian perspective.
The Evangelical Church in Misr al-Jadīda has planned to screen the movie, ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ and to follow the screening with a panel discussing the contents of the book, upon which the movie was based.
Tawfīq Hanna rereads Mahfouz’s novel ‘Awlād Hāritna [Children of the Alley] from America where he lives. This novel is a protest against all forms of oppression and injustice.
A cassette tape which attacks Christians and writers is being sold on the streets.
A recently held conference has discussed the idea of establishing an active secular movement in Egypt.
The head of Der Spiegel’s office in Cairo interviews the Egyptian Nobel laureate novelist Najīb Mahfouz, who gives his views on some controversial matters such as the Arab-West conflict and the freedom of expression.

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