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Salafīs have saved the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdāh neighborhood, in the western Alexandria district of al-'Āmrīyah, from a conflagration that could have consumed everyone in its way, said the spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, the second largest in the Egyptian parliament. 
Sherif Gadallah, a lawyer from Alexandria has submitted a report to the public prosecutor, against the president of the court of appeal, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, the interim Pope of Alexandria as well as President Mohamed Morsy requesting the exclusion of Copts from the committee in...
Copts, who are brothers and partners in the nation, enjoy the rights to any state positions depending on efficiency just like any Muslim citizen except those of al-Azhar, said presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā. [Michel ‘Abd Allāh, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, March 18, p. 4] Read original text in...
Pope Shenouda decided to ban election propaganda or conferences inside any churches. Church sources attributed the pope’s decision to the problem that took place between Bishop Marqus, metropolitan of Shubrā, and Najīb Jibrā’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization.   On the...
In a previous article, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz criticized the alleged misapplication of Islamic Sharī‘ah by some Muslims. As she predicted, she received criticism. In particular, she refers to an e-mail from a Western woman who does not like Sharī‘ah and argues that ‘Abd al-‘Azīz should have questioned Sharī...
A controversy regarding whether a Christian can translate the Qur’ān was recently triggered when a Christian researcher in Morocco translated the Muslim holy book into a Berber language, which upset religious scholars in Morocco.  Some Islamic scholars at the Azhar say that it is not allowed...
A controversy is brewing between Azhar scholars regarding Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah’s fatwá legitimizing the use of pig tissue during the installation of heart valves during open heart surgery. The Muftī of Egypt legalized such a use of pig parts, but only when the patient's life depends on it, claiming that...
The article claims that there are currently copies of the Qur’ān in circulation that contain numerous mistakes, including the omission of individual verses, as well as entire Sūrahs. In some case, the sequence of the Sūrahs are incorrect. The book in question bears the name of an international...
After a lengthy discussion, the Islamic Research Academy decided to confiscate a number of books, including a French book on the history of religion that contained a picture of the Prophet Muhammad. The Academy also expressed its refusal of the English version of the Qur’ān, claiming it to be...
Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr. Muhammad Badi‘, called for the interrogation of Bishop Bīshūy by the church for making offensive and “irresponsible” statements about the Qur'ān that could cause fitnah atā’ifīyah. He also called upon the government to use all of its constitutional power to defend...

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