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Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
I witnessed the events of sectarian strife in al-Zawya al-Ḥamrā’on this day, June 17, in 1981. I saw with my own eyes the state of terrible chaos that included killing and the looting of jewellers’ shops, and I saw a building in fire, crumbling to the ground.  I was in my second year of university...
Controversy generated after the announcement made by the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, Pope Tawadrūs II, to dedicate the award prize he received during his Russia visit from The Orthodox Unity Fund, to build a mosque and a church in the new administrative capital of...
Intellectual schizophrenia is one of the basic components in the historical discourse of Islamic thought and religion. The phenomena of this component are manifested in many issues, some of which have been surrounded and protected by a solid shield of sacredness based on ignorance of the nature of...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
Between rejection and acceptance reflect the reaction in political circles and Islamic movements to the law on building churches, which was adopted during the plenary session of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. However, all these reactions, the view of Al-Azhar in this regard remained...
Egypt is witnessing escalating terror attacks in the name of Islam, while Islam is not only innocent of such atrocities, but it brings teachings that would never allow such atrocities to take place. 
Controversial discussions followed the catastrophic explosion that hit the Petrine Church in `Abassiya, Cairo, claiming the lives of 24 persons and 49 injured, on how to deal with terrorism and on what security measures should be implemented to eliminate violent attacks from their roots or at least...
General Secretary of Al-Azhar Union for Sufi Scholars, Dr. Sa`d al-Azharī, warned of the Salafi Movement, confirming that: “Its threat to Egypt is not less than that of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Last Sunday in St Peter’s Church, next to the Cathedral, where Coptic Christians were praying in their Church and raising their hands and their hearts to their God in praise, seeking peace on Earth and peace for their country, when a young man in his twenties entered, carrying on his body an...
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...
In the last five years and with the start of the month of January, the voices of those who became addicted to chaos are raised, allegedly claiming that THEIR revolution of January 25 has been hijacked. January of each year became a meeting point for dispute and noise, which are all these voices...
The Muslim Brotherhood Organization expressed its dismay over the participation of Al-Azhar in the three-day international Islamic conference held lately in the capital of Chechnya, under the title “Who Are The Sunnis?”
In spite of the many disarmament treaties Egypt has signed, the country's Dār al-Iftā issued a fatwa (edict) allowing Muslim nations the use of nuclear weapons. The religious edict has caused a hot debate among politicians and Islamic clergy. Some supported the fatwa in light of Egypt's need to...
ʿUmar ʿAbd al-Raḥman was born in 1938 in the village of al-Jamālīyah on the Nile Delta. He lost his sight ten months after his birth due to childhood diabetes. In 1993, ʿAbd al-Raḥman was charged with leading a terrorist group that orchestrated several terrorist attacks.ʿAbd al-Raḥman was convicted...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Father van Nispen is a Jesuit priest, who is strongly involved in relationships with Islam. In the beginning of his priesthood he chose 'The service of reconciliation' to be his motto. In an interview with Egyptian Al-Ahram Weekly on December 31, 1998, he clarified: "My interpretation of the term...
Ayman Muḥammad Rabīʿ al-Ẓawāhirī is a Muslim who claims that he is committed to bring the golden age of the caliphate back, and advocates a violent means of jihād to achieve his objectives. His own native country Egypt, along with many other countries, considers him a terrorist. During the 1990s,...
Hānī Shukr Allāh, the press secretary for the Episcopal Church in Egypt, announced the convening of a second conference for the “Together for the Sake of Egypt” project. The conference includes representatives from al-Azhar, Orthodox and Episcopal Churches, as well as several intellectuals and...

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