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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said that the top Sunni establishment is vigilant on any attempts to disrupt religious unity and national fabric in Egypt.
The three major Coptic Churches of Egypt strongly condemned the statement released by the deputy leader of the SalafīDa’wah (the Salafī Call), Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. Speaking during a video-taped conference of scholars and Du’ā (preachers), Burhāmī praised the articles included in the new...
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Muslim and Christian thinkers agreed during an intercultural dialogue forum held by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) in Alexandria that the freedom of expression is one of the basic principles included in all heavenly religions. CEOSS director, Pastor Adrea Zakī,...
President Muhammad Mursī on Tuesday (October 23) received a delegation of Azhar clerics led by Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and senior clergymen of the Egyptian church and discussed the role of the religious discourse in societal change. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Oct. 24, p. 7] Read...
Shaykh Ahmad Karīmah called for the need to spend on Sunni schools in Kurdistan to spread the Sunni doctrine. He pointed out that there are cells of the National Party which want the Sunni doctrine to become silent and not to reform 
Shaykh Yūssuf al- Qaradawī, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars,  stated that the declaration of the Caliphate by ISIS is null and void according to sharī’ah and it does not serve the Islamic project. 
Today, a seminar is to be held at the AUC on Dr. Maī Hawās’s book “The Influence of Islamic Creeds on the Islamic Architecture of Mosques”. The book presents a comparison between the mosques or schools from the Safavid era in Iraq and Iran, and the Bahri / Bahriyya Mamluks [al-Mamālīk al-Baḥariyya...
The Azhar Shaykh, Ahmad al- Tayyib, received Dr. Khudair al- Khuzā’ī, vice president of Iraq. Khuzā’ī stated that the Islamic ummah agrees that the Azhar is the symbol for moderate thought.
The text of the lecture of Prof. Dr. Hans Achterhuis
Thinker Jamāl As’ad said the decision to appoint the first Coptic vice-president is a right one, adding Marqus is a good Egyptian patriot known for his eagerness to serve the masses. “Marqus’s appointment is not an overture to Copts. Persons who say that he would focus his attention on Copts just...
Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awā, the former presidential contender, is still considering an offer by the president to occupy the post of advisor for social justice affairs after a meeting between the two at the presidential palace. The nomination obtained a thumbs-up by the Revolution Union, which...
Fasting is not just about refraining from several joys or temporarily controlling some instinct or lust but rather an indication that man is greater than just becoming a being that only eats, drinks and breads. [Yūhannā Qultah, al-Musawwar, July 26, p. 82] Read text in Arabic
During the past 50 years of our history, the state of affairs in Egypt aggravated due to a despotic propensity that marked the prevalent way of thinking, doubled with the absence of national spirit and sane social development, writes Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb in an opinion...
Fasting is not just about refraining from several joys or temporarily controlling some instinct or lust but rather an indication that man is greater than just becoming a being that only eats, drinks and breads. [Yūhannā Qultah, al-Musawwar, July 26, p. 82] Read text in Arabic
Dr. Wahīd ‘Abd al-Majīd, the official spokesman for the constituent assembly and a member of the panel’s drafting committee, said the rights & freedoms committee submitted several articles – 35 – to the drafting committee for debating. [Sālih Shalabī, al-Misryūn, July 26, p. 1] Read text in...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...
Meanwhile, sources in al-Nūr Party said a new round of negotiations with the Azhar will start next week on the text of Article II of the Constitution as the top establishment in the Sunni Muslim world insisted keeping the article without any omissions or additions. Several meetings were held...

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