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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...
After decades of calm relations between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians, discord had reared its head once again after ‘the religious president’ – referring to Anwar al-Sādāt famous slogan “I am a Muslim president who rules a Muslim country” – had decided to flirt with the Islamists, including the...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
The second roundtable discussion of “The Unseen and Untold Story of Egyptian Culture”, was held yesterday evening, Friday, in Minya's Public Library Conference Hall. The novelist Hamdi Abu Jalīl and writer `Essām Zuhairi spoke at the event, which was moderated by the writer, Sa`īd al-Kafrāwi.
In a forum held on “Intellectual Encounter” in the main hall of Cairo's International Book Fair, Dr. Jāber `Asfūr, Egypt's former minister of tourism, said that the detention of Islām al-Beheiry and Fātma Nā`ūt are but indicators for Egypt's need for an awakening, which, according to him, will soon...

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