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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
In this article, Egyptian researcher Dr. Kamāl Ḥabīb narrows down ten writings that he believes lay the foundation for using violence and explicitly call for it under the concepts of al-ḥākimiyya [God’s sovereignty], defending Muslim lands, and applying the sharīʿah [Islamic law]. 
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
In the face of the authoritarianism of government in Egypt, today stands a weak, divided and besieged civil society. This civil society, which has contributed with its numerous networks of young activists and influencers in some traditional media, social media, secular movements and some...
The people of Harbit village in Sharqiya governorate held a reconciliation meeting with the son of Ismaīl Shihātah, the Shi’ite leader, who was killed in Abū Nimris last month, and his Salafī neighbor. The Salafī groups in the city denied that the brawls had any relation to religious doctrines (...
Yāssir Burhāmī, the Vice President of the Salafī Call, stated that the Constitution included the interpretation of sharī’ah provided by the Supreme Constitutional Court, which is satisfactory from a religious perspective. He stated that a “real change requires a gradual development based on...
More than a news source said that President Mursī’s failure to clearly announce his presence of Pope Tawadrus II investiture ceremony is the result of pressures practiced on him by Salafists who decline to attend the occasion. [‘Usāmah al-Ghazālī Harb, al-Ahrām, Nov. 11, p. 9] Read original text...

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