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Four years after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Hassan al-Bannā founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 to bring about political, social and economic reform from an inclusive Islamic perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood became the most active Sunni political faction after the formation of national...
The Egyptian writer, Farīda al-Shūbāshī [Farida El-Shobashy], said that some Egyptian women need to reclaim their humanity, pointing out that are some women who gave up their humanity; they accepted themselves as shameful and gave up their rights by wearing the Niqāb
General Secretary of Al-Azhar Union for Sufi Scholars, Dr. Sa`d al-Azharī, warned of the Salafi Movement, confirming that: “Its threat to Egypt is not less than that of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Media presenter and columnist Ibrahīm `Īsa warned that the Arab countries will be ravaged by the raging conflict between Shī`a and Sunni Muslims. 
Interviewer: Eline Kasanwidjojo Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript) Transcript: Eline Kasanwidjojo Approval: requested and no objection received   The interview with Aḥmad Najīb Founder Council of Trustees of the Revolution in Egypt, evolves round the...
This book was first published in 2012 by CIDT in Arabic.
John R. Bradley, a British author and journalist best known for his 2008 book Inside Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, identifies the Egyptian revolution of 1952 as “a failed revolution” that ended Egypt’s belle époque of the 1930s and 1940s’ cultural heyday. The author...
One must be cautious when writing about religious leaders, as they have mastered the art of speaking to an audience. Humans have a penchant for self-deception and self-justification; when mixed with religious language manipulation is easily manufactured, even if unintentionally advanced. People who...
On December 2-3 2009, a de-radicalization Conference was held at the Golden Tulip Flamenco Hotel. The conference was hosted by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute. One of the presenters at the conference was Hosam Tamam, who works for IslamOnline. Tamam spoke on 'Muslim Intellectuals and de-...
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
Arab-West Report, April 1, 2011Title: Interview with Ibrāhīm al-Huḍaybī (former member of the Muslim Brotherhood and political activist) about the current situation in Egypt Authors: Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, Arndt Emmerich and Judit Kuschnitzki Introduction of Ibrāhīm  al-Huḍaybī: I am Ibrāhīm al-...
After the incident of burning shrines in several governorates, al-Tāhir al-Hāshmī, Deputy of the Higher Council of the Āl al-Bayt [Shiite organization in Egypt], commented on the Muslim Brotherhood's role in mediating between sūfīs and Shiites as well as between salafists.  
The author writes that when she heard that a three-story building in ‘Umrāniyyah had been converted into a mosque, she asked her newspaper editor if he would confirm this, which he did by sending a reporter there. She comments on the strange timing and speed of converting this unfinished building...
    CIDT Intern Vanessa Panaligan analyzes the role and effectiveness of a new breed of religious authority--the Islamic telepreacher....  
Sūfīs in Alexandria were surprised by the blatant attacks by the Ministry of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) on their shrines and mosques. The attacks included the devastation of shrines and replacing the mosques marble pillars with concrete ones, in addition to stealing the contents of a number of...
The following provides the transcript of an interview with Dr. Hālah Mustafá in which she discusses current affairs in Egypt and the recent character attacks she has had to endure.
Lotus Qīwān interviews ‘Adlī Abādīr, the godfather of Christians abroad.
The Middle East Christian Association is facing troubles with the Egyptian authorities. Two of its members in Egypt are in jail, facing charges of contempt against Islam.
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