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A former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and controversial Islamic figure, Dr. ‘Abd al-Sabūr Shāhīn discusses various political, religious and social issues. He denies any discrimination against Copts and accuses the U.S. of inciting Copts against Muslims.
Many of the issues considered as belonging to the proven and known in Islām can change according to time and circumstances. What some think as protection from foreign danger is really a restriction of development that gives one group of clergymen the authority to control the beliefs 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].
This is not just an interview. It is an attempt to break the silence and conspiracy over Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid being sent into exile. How long will Nasr Abu-Zeid remain in exile? Who has benefited from changing an intellectual and researcher into a "cultural refugee"? Why does his leaving Egypt now,...
[Translator’s note: All Translation of verses from the Qur’an are taken from The Koran Interpreted, Arthur J. Arberry, Oxford University Press, 1964.] Dr. Abdel-Sabour Shahin stressed that the Azhar did not do an act of courtesy in its report on his book "My Father Adam". He declared his opposition...
Seven years ago, Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin attacked Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid and now he finds himself accused because of his book "My Father Adam". Al-Midan asked him about the reality of his criticism of the Ministry of Endowments, the criticism of Dr. Beltagi about his book "My Father Adam", and...
The Ibn Roshd group has held a seminar about the defense of ijtihad [the freedom of interpretation in Islam] in the Cairo Center for Human Rights Studies, just hours before the tribunal verdict in an Hesba case which was filed by Sheikh Youssef Al-Badri, against the book "Father Adam" written by...
Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid sent a fax to the symposium that was held in the Cairo Center for Human Rights in which he supported Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin and his freedom of expression. He also accused him of offering Dr. Nasr’s wife to find another husband.
In the symposium that was held in the Cairo Center for Human Rights the attendants agreed to support the freedom of "Ijtihad" and the people who try to do it, because it is not only the case of Abdel Sabour Shahin, it is the case of freedom.
Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid , who was accused of unbelief, five years ago, and fled to Holland commented, in an interview with Al Ahaly, on the case of Dr. Abdel Sabour Shaheen’s book "My Father Adam" , which was demanded to be banned but the court refused.
An interview with Dr. Abdel-Sabour Shahin, author of the controversial book "My father Adam", after the recent rejection of the case to ban the publishing of his book. Here he talks about the comparison of the case to a similar case he brought against Dr. Nasr Abu-Zeid some years ago, and about...
The Cairo Emergency Court decided yesterday to reject the court case to ban the book "My Father Adam" written by Dr. Abdel-Sabour Shahin. The court said that there was no direct and personal benefit for the plaintiff.
Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin has two court cases against him due to the publication of his book ’My Father Adam... The Story Of Creation Between Myth And Truth’, claiming in it that Adam is not the father of humankind, but the father of reasoning man, and that he was born of a father and a mother. Those...
Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid speaks about the necessity of the scientific study of the Qur’an and its history. He says that this study does not threaten the faith of a Muslim; on the contrary. Abu Zeid explains principles for research and his wish to return to Egypt. But first the court decision to declare...
Interview with Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, Grand Sheikh of the Azhar, about a range of actual subjects in Egypt, including regulating pilgrimage, his opposition to the embargo of Iraq, religious censorship, the new magazine of the Azhar, a fatwa on taking loans, presenting religious personalities...
He has strong faith, is eloquent and he is brave as cavalry. But for certain reasons, he is quarrelsome and a preacher who creates trouble. In most of his quarrels he did not claim that he owns the truth but he assures [the readers] that he is searching for it. In this year, he faced a lot of...
The court for urgent appeals decided yesterday to delay the case about confiscating the book of Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin "My father Adam".
The Islamic Research Institute decided that what the author wrote was an effort to understand the Qur’anic text. " The committee does not agree to some of the contents of this effort but the committee does not see that the author has contradicted the basis of Faith or religion.
The final curtain was drawn on the case concerning Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin’s book "My Father Adam... The Story of Creation between Fantasy And Reality" after the committee formed by the Islamic Research Academy decided that what the author wrote was a attempt to understand the Qur’anic text and...
Dr. Mohammed Al-Ahmadi Aboul Nour, who is a professor of Hadith and the interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, the dean of Al-Azhar University Girls’ College and the former Minister of Religious Affairs, is poised to refute all the arguments made by Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin in his recently-published and...

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