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Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
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...
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...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
Al- Azhar grand shaykh Ahmad al- Tayyib stated that proclaiming apostasy (takfīr) is not a matter just anyone can exercise. He added that no person or group has the right to proclaim apostasy on anyone. 
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
Thank you to the honourable al-Azhar, who finally responded to the demands of the President and the people – demands of truth, righteousness, beauty, and progress. Al-Azhar finally decided on the participation of the forces of enlightenment to confront the forces of darkness that promote hate...
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, Minister of Endowments, confirmed that individuals who belong to political groups or organizations will be ruled out from preaching or performing daʿwa work in mosques, and will be transferred to administrative work. This came during a conference held by the Minister on...
Is the country serious about combating terrorism? I don't think so, it's like a country whose fiercely fighting its atonement, but the cost of this is paid by Christians, and intellectuals.
  Grand Imām Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, shaykh of al-Azhar, said that terrorism presented Islam to the world in a barbaric and brutal light, previously unheard of throughout Muslims’ history.

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