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Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
A security campaign that was held by the general security section in the Ministry of Interior has led to the death of Takfiris , destroying three houses and 3 tunnels and seven huts in Rafah and Shaykh Zuwayid.
Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyīb, Shaykh of the Azhar, has met with a group of Azhar professors and Endowment preachers.
Egypt’s Dār Al-Iftāʾ Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views plays an effective and concrete role in countering extremist groups, and in rebutting their deviant ideologies and obscurantist trends. The observatory has issued a new study on the intellectual revisions of al-Qāʿidah...
Dār al-‘Iftā’ al-Misriyyah (an Islamic institute for education and legal research), has stated that Egyptian society is undergoing a wave of certain groups labeling others as unbelievers, as a way of achieving political gains. The institute stated that this was one of the most serious offences...
Don’t talk with me about the Egyptian Family House or the National Council for Countering Extremism and Terrorism while the blood of innocent people is shed, their freedoms violated and their money, belongings and lives are stolen. Do not address orphans, widows and the bereaved with the "language...
Meanwhile, the al-Azhar founded the Forum for Moderation and Dialogue, comprising a number of Grand Scholars of al-Azhar, al-Harakah al-Islāmīah and al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīah, as a means to confront Islamic extremism.
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
One year ago, Egypt witnessed an unprecedented terror attack on her territory, urging, hence, to implement new mechanism in its war on terror, radical thought, deterring actions against extremism, leaving behind inherited tradition, and raising awareness. The victims of al-Rawḍa Mosque, who were...
The Ministry of Endowments has formed a new directorate to examine contemporary issues and have chosen Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah , Minster of Endowments, and the Grand muftī of Egypt, and the Deputy of the Azhar as member.
The shayks of the Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments have decided to intensify the mutual preaching convoys in Cairo and in other governorates that aim at spreading Islamic moderate thought and containing jihadist thought.
Jihadists have threatened to kill French president François Holland as a consequence of the role played by France in Mali and in the Central African Republic.
We must call things by their names: the brutal terrorist attack on Friday, November 2, on a number of Christians who were visiting the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor between Beni Suef and Minya, which resulted in the death of seven people and injuring thirteen people, is a crime against...
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾs observatory for monitoring infidelizing fatwas warned that the terrorist organization ISIL, Arabic Dāʿish, is clustering smaller terror cells and spread them out into several countries around the world, taking   advantage of the fragmentation and disintegration of the...
President of the [Coptic Evangelical] Holy Synod of the Nile, Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd, writes: The media reported last week that the security forces of Beni Suef [Banī Suwayf] were able to contain an incident inside the Church of St. Georges the Great Martyr in the village of Zaytūn in Markaz Nāṣir of...
I would like to begin by explaining some of the reasons I chose the topic of blasphemy in Islam. In some respects, I am talking here about elements of the deep structure of the dissertation. These underlying motivations have shaped and inspired this study, but they are not always explicit. I...
Al-Watan newspaper’s reporter Muná Madkūr in an interview with Hishām al-’Ashrī, founder of the Salafī Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Egypt; al-’Ashrī has got the American citizenship, his upbringing has Muslim Brotherhood backgrounds; however, he implements the...
In a new report, Dār al-Iftā’’s Observatory for takfīrī fatwas and militant views says that the Ḥasm terrorist group is evidence that violence in the Muslim Brotherhood’s chronology is not accidental, and rather a strategy established and nurtured by its founder, Ḥasan al- Bannā. 

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