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  Her features embody the story of a genuine Egyptian woman who lived an unconventional life; her looks were mixed with kindness towards her people she fought for, and challenging towards the Occupation Forces she resisted. Her enlightened mind tells the story of a faithful wife who believed in her...
Grand Imam and Head of the Muslim Council of Elders, Shaikh Ahmad at-Tayib, said that the construction of churches in Muslim lands has been an everlasting controversial issue among Muslim `Ūlamā', pointing that Prophet Muhammad gave the followers of Jesus the Nazarene the oath of protecting them,...
The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG) branches have expressed their outrage over the horrific attacks on Egyptian Christians, describing the perpetrators “a group of criminal gangs who mendaciously label themselves Muslims.”
Several Coptic and Muslim Brotherhood thinkers called for assuring Copts and belie rumors that only aim to spark fitnah between the two groups in the society, particularly in the light of the critical stage Egypt is experiencing and which requires everyone to enhance cooperation and unity.   Coptic...
Although the first Coptic church built on the land of one of the Gulf states is over 80 years old, the construction of churches in the gulf and the service of the Christian clergy there is a dilemma that requires continuous understanding.
`Ali Jūm`ah, member of the Senior `Ulema Council and former Mufti of Egypt, launched an attack on the Muslim Brotherhood, describing them as a “terrorist group that persists to Mūshrik (polytheist) attitude.”
The Muslim Brotherhood Organization expressed its dismay over the participation of Al-Azhar in the three-day international Islamic conference held lately in the capital of Chechnya, under the title “Who Are The Sunnis?”
ʿAmrū Khālid was born in a well-off family in 1967 in Alexandria, Egypt. From 1998 onwards Khālid became a full time dāʿiyah as he expanded his enterprise to satellite-television with his first tele-preacher show. Khālid aims at a revival of the Arab world pointing to the current obvious...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
Three years ago, on February 27, 2013, we interviewed Aḥmad Ashūsh in our office. These were the days of President Muhammad Mursī and we then made efforts to understand the motivations of the different people involved various Islamists movements. Aḥmad Ashūsh was arrested in October 2013 for the...
Dr. Muhammad  Ṣalāḥ agrees with the report „Inside the Jihadi Mind“ of the Tony Blair Foundation that the ideology if IS needs to be confronted. Ideology only can be confronted by another ideology. Communication is needed. “We need dialogue with Dāʿish and anyone else to bring them back within the...
A man named ‘lantern’ finds a buried treasure, and with the money builds a church and extends a priesthood. If only all tales of Coptic Orthodox churches were so adventurous. (Some are.) The village of Qufādah, home of the Virgin Mary and St. Abaskhiroun Church, is about a 30-45 minute drive from...
The Salafī-Jihadis of Egypt are a small movement, but Muhammad al-Zawāhirī, by virtue of his infamous brother Ayman, is its face. He made headlines on September 11, 2012, offering to mediate between ‘the West’ and al-Qaeda, believing he has leverage with family at the helm. 
The Muslim Brotherhood is a difficult subject to tackle. Some of this is the fault of others – there appears to be significant bias against them in many quarters. Some of this is their own fault – they are a closed organization accountable to no government oversight.  
Seeking to keep the case of their father in front of the public eye, the family of the Blind Shaykh, ‘Umar ‘Abd al-Rahmān, organized another conference at the site of their open sit-in across from the American Embassy.  
A few months ago, the Grand Imam filed a lawsuit against the General Secretary of the Azhar Scholars’ Front because the latter wrote an article which the former believed was meant to criticize him. The president of the court asked for a reconciliation between them because both are great scholars...
Two controversial items in the draft of the new Personal Status Law are Al-Khul’a [a woman’s right to divorce her husband without explanation in exchange for renouncing all her marriage rights and returning the dowry he had given for her], and the right of a married Muslim woman to travel on her...
Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti of 25 years is dead, but his Islamic missionary efforts will continue via his extensive writings and an Internet web page.
Researcher Sameh Fawzy, attempting to get a feel for the problems of Copts, designed and implemented a questionnaire to identify their anxieties and suggest solutions. Three prominent public figures (including the Pope) also give their views, which include building of places of worship, divorce,...
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