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A lecture delivered by Rabbi Reuven Firestone at ‘Ayn Shams University enraged the audience.
The author refutes Maḥmūd Shākir’s attacks on Judaism and Christianity by citing Qur’ānic verses and moderate interpretations of the Qur’ān that admire both Christians and Jews.
In a CD recently released in Shubra, Tadrus Yūsuf, priest of Shibīn al-Kūm’s church, has attacked Islam and questioned the Qur’ān.
In one of his books, Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān interprets the Sūrah of al-Tawbah [Chapter of Repentance] as a divine order that supports killing non-Muslims unless they convert to Islam. However, the author cites a more moderate interpretation, saying that it is meant to straighten the behavior of...
The article discusses three recent books that cover a number of topics that focus on religion. The authors that are discussed include Patricia Hampl, Richard Dawkins and Matthew Kneale.
The following article presents the second in a series discussing the “talibanization” of education in Egypt.
In the following interview, Muslim thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd discusses the present Islamic discourse, he refers to the history of the Islamic reformation in the 20th century and points out the current defects. Abū Zayd also tackles the problems of Egyptian society and the Azhar’s relationship...
A review of Tahar Ben Jelloun’s novel ‘This Blinding Absence of Light.’ The author of the article stresses the book’s focus on faith and compares it to some of the other artistic works mentioned in the novel itself.
One of the issues that surfaced after September 11 is the issue of "religious discourse" and its importance in showing that Islam is not a religion of violence and terrorism. Articles covered in this press review show what kind of religious discourse is needed today and whether there are Western...
Criticism of a documentary film on the Holy Virgin aired by the B.B.C. The film claims that Mary was not a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus Christ and that Jesus was the outcome of a relationship she had with a Roman leader.


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