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During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
During his Friday prayer speech, Azhar University professor Dr. Ismā‘īl al-Bādī described questioning Qur'ānic verses and whether they were added before or after Prophet Muhammad’s death as slander. He cited various Qur'ānic verses as proof of the Qur'ān being impossible to distort because it is...
The Azhar has ignored Bishop Bīshūy’s comments and has called for a meeting with the Islamic Research Academy tomorrow to discuss the issue. The Ministry of Endowments issued a statement saying that the Qur'ān was written before Prophet Muhammad’s death but gathered after, and that non-Muslims do...
The secular Copts front in Egypt made fierce attacks on Bishop Bīshūy for the offensive comments he made on Islam and the Qur'ān. Leader Kamāl Zākhir demanded that the bishop undergo an ecclesiastical trial and be returned to the monastery. Jamāl As‘ad says that, because the comments were made in...
Recent Shiite attacks on the sahābah and the wives of the Prophet Muhammad sparked rage amongst many Sunnī imāms and thinkers. Some imāms in mosques dedicated their Friday prayer speeches to responding to the comments. Islamic scholar Shaykh Mansūr al-Rifā‘ī ‘Ubayd called for the Ministry of...
Dr. Muhammad Selīm El-<sup>c</sup>Awā writes that sectarian polemics only lead to hatred and that Muslims and Copts are destined to live together. Therefore, learning to do so peacefully is the only way to avoid Fitnah. He also said that Coptic religious figures should use the word...
Coptic activist Boulos Ramzī found himself protesting alone outside the Supreme Court against Bishop Bīshūy's statements regarding the Qur'ān. Ramzī claims many Protestants would have attended the protest if it weren't for Pope Shenouda’s orders. Reverend Rif<sup>c</sup>at Fikrī denied...
Al-Wafd acquired a copy of Bishop Bishoy's lecture at Bishop Ibram's Monastery in Fayyoum, where he questioned a Koranic verse declaring anyone who believes that Christ is God a non-believer. Bishoy suggested the verse might have been deliberately added after Prophet Mohamed's death for the sake of...
The people demanding Kamilia's right to convert to Islam are the same people who demand the killing of anyone who questions the Hadith or support a modern interpretation of the Qur'ān. They believe that apostasy should be punishable by death and threaten anyone who claims otherwise. These people...
Tarek Al-Zomor claims that all political systems, liberal and authoritarian alike, have the same goal: to resist change and preserve the status quo. On the other hand, says Tarek, the Koran tells us through the story of Moses and The Pharaoh that change is beneficial. Key Words: Ad-Dukhan: 31 -...

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