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The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
Intellectual schizophrenia is one of the basic components in the historical discourse of Islamic thought and religion. The phenomena of this component are manifested in many issues, some of which have been surrounded and protected by a solid shield of sacredness based on ignorance of the nature of...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shaikh of Al-Azhar Institution, said that “The Qūr'ān did not specify a punishment for those who enter Islam and later renounces it, but there are ahādith permitting the killing of a person who has renounced Islam, hence becoming a threat to his own self and to...
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
Egypt's Minister of (religious) Endowments, Muhammad Mukhtār Jom`a, said that religious discourse is a message that is first and foremost religious, but has been used for political and partisan purposes. According to the Minister, traders of religion are detrimental for the entire society, and must...
In the aftermath of the "January 25 Revolution", when the Egyptians overthrew their former president Hosni Mubārak in 2011, new media presenters emerged, highlighting the vacuum experienced by the satellite channels in the country during the Mubārak era. Old media presenters re-appeared, taking the...
As we witness the times of crises Egypt and the Middle East are going through, the question is raised whether a dialogue between Islam and Christianity is needed?

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