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The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
It was a great generosity from Arab West report, and my friend Cornelis Hulsman, the editor in chief, to introduce me to make this interview with Prof. Schleifer, who has a life-long unique intercultural engagement with an amazing experience and a very successful career. This interview was recorded...
In light of the restrictions preventing gatherings, the spread of the Coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of religious celebrations and festivals [mawlid], including seven major Islamic ones and nine well-known Christian ones.
The Shahāwiyya Sufi Order, headed by Muḥammad al-Shahāwī, described the Muslim Brotherhood’s media as treacherous conspirators, emphasizing that it broadcasts evil and blood to ruin life in Egypt and cause harm to its stability. 
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿah, Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf], decided to cancel public events and celebrations in commemoration of the Prophet’s Night Journey [al-Isrā’] and Ascension [al-Miʿrāj].  This is part of the precautionary and preventative measures that the ministry of al-Awqāf is...
al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
             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 Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...

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