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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...
Muhammad al-‘Usayrī criticizes the new phenomenon of Takfīr.
Sa‘īd Shu‘ayb reports about the Ḥadd of Riddah and how it is manipulated by Islamic extremists.
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.’
Who won the battle, those who sought to modernize Islam, or the militants? The author discusses integrating Islam into society in the West, and questions which cultural community will be forced to sacrifice values for the sake of integration.
Talking about censorship and freedom of thought, the writer argues that Islām is the religion of freedom as it calls for it before secular communities. It is manifested as the Muslims in the past did not know any inspection courts of nowadays.


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