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During the fasting month of Ramadan, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayeb, approaches daily Islamic issues through his program broadcast on TV. In the latest episode, he talked on dialogue as being legitimate in Islam, as it calls to fully respect counter opinions that are based on equality...
Under the auspices of Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and the Holy See of St. Mark, the first symposium for researches and students interested in Coptic studies will be launched today and will end on March 19.
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
During the European –Arab Conference, “The Contribution of Religious Minorities to Society”; launching event of the academic exchange program between the University of Vienna and higher education institutions in Lebanon and t
Archpriest Bishoy (Bīshūy), Secretary General of the Egyptian Council of Churches, stated his concerns about the sectarian tensions in Egypt. He reasoned the creation of the Egyptian Council of Churches to unite the various elements of the Christian community on theological, legal and scientific...
Islamic law allows Copts to build churches in Islamic countries, Egyptian Grand Mufti Ali Gomma said in a statement on Wednesday. Gomma said in the statement that Dar al-Ifta, which issues religious edicts, earlier said that Christians and Jews are allowed to build their own places of worship.
This subject is not as easy to address as it may appear at first glance. The references are scattered through folds in the tapestry of time, so to truly understand this topic one must spend time and delve deep into its past."
The following lines present a review of the special file published by al-Ahrār highlighting the national and international reactions to Dr. Zaynab Radwān’s calls to make the testimonies of men and women equal in courts and to give a Jewish or Christian woman the right to inherit from her Muslim...
Drs. Hulsman and Dr. Burslem provide a detailed report on Muslim-Christian relations based on a review of Dr. Hugh Goddard’s book, commenting on a number of issues including Western perceptions, mis-interpretations, and examples of recent incidents involving Muslims and Christians.
The article reports on a decision of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy that prevents Christian or Jewish wives, as well as children of a Muslim man, from receiving inheritance from him after his death.
In the article, the author rejects the idea that a Muslim woman is allowed to marry a Kitābī [a Jewish or Christian] man.
The author responds to a controversial statement from the prominent Shaykh Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī in which he claimed that Christians are kāfirs.
Labīb Halīm Labīb presents the views of American writer John Esposito on thoughts of the Islamic movements in Egypt.
Zainab Abd al-Allāh comments on an article that promoted the marriage of Muslim women to Christian males. She cites the views of some Muslim scholars on this issue.
Dr. Zaynab Radwān, the deputy speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly created heated debates in Egypt when she stated that a woman’s testimony in court is equal to that of man and that the non-Muslim wife of a Muslim husband should enjoy the same rights to inherit from her husband. The...
In the article, Azhar scholars have confirmed a Fatwá of Shaykh Farahāt al-Munajjī that a Muslim man is prohibited to get married to a Jewish woman.
Charles Fū’ād al-Misrī interviewed Dr. Aḥmad Subḥī Manṣūr, head of the Qur’ānists group, on his life and activities in the U.S. as well as his some decade-old conflict with the Azhar.
Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘ṭī Bayyūmī discusses the thorny issue of Muslim and non-Muslim relations as articulated in the Qur’ān, casting light on the important verse of “No compulsion in religion.”
The author rejects attempts of some Muslim scholars to dig up old heritage books to find H...
The author talks with Jamāl al-Bannā, an Islamic thinker, about his book ‘Ikhwānī al-Aqbāt’ [My Coptic Brothers] where he explained some points of debate.


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