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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
1. Anton Wessels, The Grand Finale. The Apocalypse in the Tanakh, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, Translated by Henry Jansen and Lucy Hofland, Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon, 2020, 321 pp. Paperback $ 35 E-book $ 9.99 This English version is dedicated to Professor Saeid Edalatnejad of the...
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
Professor of Islamic Thought and Philosophy at al-Azhar University Āmna Nuṣayr has sparked a heated debate on social media after stating that nothing in Islam prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man.
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that priests from its dioceses in al-Minyā, Abū Qurqāṣ, and Sharq al-Nīl held another meeting with members from the Azharian Zone and al-Azhar University in al-Minyā to promote peace and fight misconceptions among young people. The meeting was led by Bishop...
Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāghah and al-‘Adwah of the Coptic Orthodox in the Minya governorate, demanded that the President of the Bar Association, Rajāʾī ‘Aṭiyya, publicly apologise for his article published on his personal Facebook page. Entitled “Between Jesus  (peace be upon him) and the...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...

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