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In his statements to the British “Economist” newspaper, a Royal Advisor to the Saudi Arabian crown prince Salmān bin ʿAbd al-Azʿiz (also Abdul Aziz) said that the monarchy is to meet future decisions on what concern the construction of churches on it territories. The advisor, who declined to be...
Dr. Ḥāfiz Abu Siʿdah, president of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), member of the National Council for Human Rights, reviewed the Council's efforts to promote the concept of citizenry in Egypt and its role in supporting international organizations in their war on terrorism. He...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
Grand Muftī Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām will participate today in the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ that is being held in Abu Dhabi, a conference involving Muslim thinkers and intellectuals from around the world. Doctor ‘Allām emphasized the necessity of spreading a culture of peace in...
The anniversary of the dispersal of Rāb’ah and Nahdah sit in is nearing, as well as that of the violent events that erupted in different areas nationwide. 
Ibrāhīm ‘Īssá clashed with the Azhar over the issue of ‘Adhāb al-qabr. The Islamic Research Academy (Magma’ al-Buhūth al-Islāmiyya) said it would not stand by and let Islam and Muslims be insulted.
Targeting Copts on their way back from the St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery last week was not only a cowardly terror attack on innocent people, but also alarm bells signalizing for the hundredth time that the terror operations of the Islamic State -or Dāʿish- are not done on the spur of the...
In this week’s column, prominent Egyptian lawyer and former judge on a war crimes tribunal, Fuʾād ʿAbd al-Munʿim Riyāḍ, writes: Firstly, two points must be clarified: The first of which is that the freedom of dress is one of the freedoms exercised within the framework of all other rights, provided...
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
For nearly thirty years, Egyptian society has witnessed the encroachment of the niqāb, this questionable phenomenon, and the risk of national security it generates. Imposed by the Salafism hardliners, the niqāb, or rather its true meaning from the Arabic concealment – is alien to Egyptian Muslims...
Following the Egyptian National Football Team’s second successive defeat in the World Cup 2018, Muslim Brotherhood followers outside Egypt, along with legions of their social media forums, rushed to describe the defeat in football as a political one. Throughout their history, the Muslim Brotherhood...
In an interview with Shaykh Muḥammad al-Ṭayyib, brother of al-Azhar’s Imam and leader of the al- Khalawatīyyah al-Hassānīyyah Sufi Order, he speaks in details about his order, the role it plays in Egypt and its relationship with al-Azhar.
[There is a mistake in the title of the original Arabic article. Should read: "6 Advtantages to..."] Today, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art, after its renovation and development following the damage it incurred during the bombing of the Cairo Security...
ʿAbd al-Ghanī Hindī, a member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, described the criticism directed at the Ministry of Endowments over the ban on loud speakers in tarāwīḥ prayers during the coming month of Ramḍān as “pointless exaggeration."
Egypt's Dār al-Iftā`'s Islamophobia Observatory confirmed that the emergence of the phenomenon of Islamophobia and the spread of misconceptions about Islam and Muslims is due in large part to the scarcity of sources and references that speak about the values of Islam, ts tolerance and moderation,...
Media presenter and physician, Khāled Muntasser, said that religious institutions, in particular the Al-Azhar institution, have not interacted with innovative thinking and reformed religious discourse, both required to combat radicalization and fanaticism.
Interviewers: Quinta Smit, Eline Kasanwidjojo, Aidan Mascarenhas-Keyes Language of interview: English (original intverview), English (presented transcript) Transcript: Quinta Smit Approval: Requested and no objection received   Dr. Nadia Muṣṭafā works at the Institute of Progressive Civil Studies...
The fatwá is commonly known in the West as a death sentence. Among Muslims, the fatwá can be among the most powerful tools of Islamic populism. On a third front, the fatwá is simply a bureaucratic function. Which definition encompasses reality?  
During a seminar organized by al-Tanwīr Association, National Democratic Party member, Jihād <sup>c</sup>Oūdah, claimed that Egypt was becoming a Salafī state and not an extremist one, pointing out that the difference lies in the former is one of different groups aiming to defame each...
This article deals with the new refusal of mosques to allow Sūfī prayers.

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