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This is the transcript of the presentation H.E. Bishop Dr. Yohanna Qulta (84) gave at the Webinar on Inclusive Citizenship on September 26, 2020. This transcript was made by Shady Saleh elSherif. Before Bishop Qulta became a priest he was teaching philosophy at Cairo University, Egypt. He is a...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
When asked by one of his followers about the reason behind the rapes of women during Islamic wars, Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh Rushdī replied “these are human beings and they have needs,” going on to explain that these needs could not be considered shameful as long as the woman has consented to the sexual...
Al-Azhar Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence, Dr. Saʿd al- Hilālī said that any fatwa issued on equality in inheritance between man and woman is binding only to the one who decides to implement it.
A top theorist of the Jamā’ah, Ibrāhīm preferred to quit any posts in the group and focused on reconsidering all political and fiqh (jurisprudence) visions being pursued during the early years of the group. He has become a model of altering extremist ideologies and switching bravely to moderation...
As preparations for Christmas celebrations continued, the Coptic Church submitted a detailed memo to the presidency in Egypt about amendments it would like to see made to the new Constitution. These included deleting Article 219, which states that the "principles of Islamic sharī’ah include...
Transcript of Dr. Anas Abū Shādī's address “Counter Insult with Arguments by the Pen and Other Non-Violent Means.” (January 27, 2015)
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that wearing the niqāb is left for women to decide, as such falls under personal freedom, and comes within the framework of the permissible [in Islam], explaining that “if the employer asks a female employee no to wear the veil at work, she should...

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