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Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awwā, Islamic thinker and presidential hopeful, said that the rumors about his tensions with Bishop Bīshūy, Secretary of the Holy Synod, and Christians or his claims that churches had weapons were groundless. [Author not mentioned, al-Akhbār, March 28, 2012, p. 10] Read...
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...
Former al-Nūr Party head and assistant to the president, ’Imād ‘Abd al- Ghafūr, has announced the formation of the Al-Watan Party, as well as a new alliance with former presidential candidate Hāzim Salāh Abū Ismā’īl. In a conference Tuesday (January 1, 2013) at the Azhar Conference Center, ‘Abd al...
al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ newspaper publishes weekly an edition of Egyptian writer and historian Saʿīd al-Shaḥāt. In his encyclopedia ‘Dhāt Yawm’ (On that Day in History) on major historical events in Egypt and the Middle East region, the Egyptian writer and historian dedicated his column this week to the...
Liberal Islamic researcher and thinker Islām al-Biḥayrī denied the rumors on a court ruling that allegedly ban him from appearing on TV channels, commenting that the ruling, which was in his favor, is a victory for freedom of thought.
The Aṣīlah International Cultural Forum held a symposium entitled “Current Islamic intellectual discourse: tendencies and trends”. The participants highlighted how the sacred text has been interpreted by radical Islamists to serve their ideology of killing, violence and terrorism, and how...
In his recently published book “al-Dhāt fī al-Fikr al-ˈArabī wā al-Islāmī” (TheSelf In Arab Islamic Thought), Moroccan thinker and author Muḥammad al-Miṣbāḥī continues to explore the relationship between the Arab Islamic philosophy and sciences, including mathematics, natural sciences, logic and...
On July 5, 2010, seven years ago, Naṣr Ḥāmid Abu Zayd, well-known Egyptian liberal Islamic thinker, died in Egypt. Because of his controversial liberal thoughts and writings on Qur’ān, Abu Zayd, who occupied several academic positions, was declared apostate in 1995 by an Egyptian Sharī’ah court.
On the canal shore, in the city of Ismā`iliyya, to which he moved to escape the capital Cairo and its noise, al-Yawm al-Sabī` interviewed Dr. Khālid Muntaṣṣir, a physician, intellectual and media person. But most importantly, he is a man capable of stirring up controversy in the Egyptian street on...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...

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