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             Earlier this year, a group of five interns from Arab-West Report had the privilege of visiting emeritus professor Abdallah Schleifer at his home in Cairo. Prof. Schleifer is a prominent Middle East expert, former journalist, and leading Muslim intellectual who was among the group of...
The Ministry of Endowments assured that there is no desire to cancel the Iʿtikāf practice (a retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days) in the ten last days of Ramadan.
Within the framework of ongoing cooperation policy between the newspaper Al-Bawāba News and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), we present to our readers the analytical study on this concern conducted by Dr. Mahmūd Ahmad `Abdallah the political science expert in ACRPS and the...
Interreligious tensions in Egypt are, unfortunately, very often related to church construction.
Yusuf Sidhum summarises the information included in his previous four articles about the discrimination practised against Copts in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. Sidhum uses the backdrop of his recent articles to highlight the crucial need for the unified law for houses of worship to be...
Watani interviewed Muhammad Zarie a human rights activist who is the head of the Arab Penal Reform organization.
Reports about religious tensions in Egypt sometimes hit the headlines abroad first. On November 26 Hulsman went with a German journalist to Ain Shams to investigate claims of violent demonstrations between Christian and Muslim youth, in this editorial he explains the causes behind the incident and...
Although the author praises the efforts of the Ministry of Awqāf [religious endowments] to show the true face of Islam, he demands better supervision on Zāwiyahs and publications for curbing the current religious chaos in society.
Rose al-Yūsuf magazine publishes a report about the spread of Zāwiyahs in the streets of Cairo. The weekly magazine reviews a report published by the U.S. Los Angeles Times about Zāwiyahs.
The article is based on a response made by the author, Muntasir al-Zayyāt, to an article authored by the liberal intellectual Tarek Heggy entitled, ‘Law Kuntu Qibtīya’ [If I Were a Copt]. Heggy believes that the state unjustly spends tax money, partially paid by Copts, and allocates it for building...

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