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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...
Dr. Tàriq Al-Juharì held a conference at the Center for Arab West Understanding. Moreover, he briefly discussed three major points, and then moved to answering the questions. Dr. Al-Juharì focused on three topics: the first one was: the idea of Sufism. The second one: He discussed the current...
An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Sufī Shaykhs criticized the elections of the Shaykh of the Sufis stating that these were marred by  legal irregularities.
Shī’ite and Sufī leaders rejected the Constituent Assembly, stating that it does not reflect the whole Egyptian society. Sufī leaders affirmed that they and the Shī’ite community are not properly represented in the commission and they are worried about being excluded from the Constitution. Sufī...
The annual sūfī Iftār was held at the headquarters of the ‘Azmiyyah tarīqah in the neighborhood of Sayyidah Zaynab yesterday. As well as the presence of several Sūfī sheikhs, there was also a diplomatic Iranian delegation present, under the supervision of Tawfīq al-Samdī, political advisor to the...
Hāttim Anan, the Head of the Anāniyah Sufī Order and brother of Samī Anān, former Chief of Staff,  has denied that Copts have boycotted the party that Samī Anān is planning to establish under the pretext of being involved in Maspero.  
ISIS has released more than 20 photos of the destruction of religious shrines of both Sunni and Shi’ite saints in Nineveh, Iraq. A statement of ISIS stated that these shrines are idols and that the sharī’ah prohibits them and that Islam’s judgment is that they should be destroyed until leveled with...

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