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In their yesterday’s meeting, both Dr. Shaykh ʿAbbās Shūmān, Deputy of Al-Azhar, and Dr. Mājid bin ʿAlī al-Nuʿaymī, Bahraini Minister of Education, considered the steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain for establishing the Shaykh ʿAbdullāh bin Khālid Academy for Islamic Studies. 
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...
A well-attended festival of love was held in Luxor to send a message of peace to the world and to emphasize the safety and security of the city with the intention of increasing the level of tourism, the main sector of the local economy. It was organized by Sawa Association for cultural development...
Shaykh Abū Islām has attempted to distance himself from his inflammatory comments about Coptic women. However, the prosecution sent the CDs, provided by Najīb Jubrā’īl, the lawyer, that prove Abū Islām's incitement of a fitnah and disturbance of national unity, to be transcribed by the Ministry of...
The Salafists of Egypt have voiced their resentment towards Burma’s ambassador, demanding his expulsion and the cutting of ties with the Burmese government. They have published a statement that calls for the unity and protection of Muslims around the world, accusing the government of Burma of...
The Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī  ʿAllām, mentioned that Islamic values are entirely based on having social liberalism and collective interactions. The Prophet Muḥammad delivered God’s message to all societies. He communicated with non-Muslims in Mecca due to economic trading. Also, he visited...
There are many arguments regarding why women have stopped reading Qur’an out loud; it has been claimed that it was an attempt to constrain women in their social lives. Historically, women were used to mourn loudly at funerals in an attempt to create an emotional scene. Over time, the cultural base...
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
Three speeches by Pope Francis on Friday focused on eight key issues, including dialogue, Christian rights, uniting Christian communities, renouncing violence and calling for peace. The speeches mark the conclusion of Pope Francis’ first two-day visit to Egypt.
Pursuing Egyptians' efforts to recover the spirit of the revolution, a meeting hosted by the Azhar on Wednesday (January 11) called for consummating power handover to a civil government as scheduled, refraining from bringing civilians before military courts and releasing all political prisoners....
Islam criminalizes attacks on churches and non-Muslim houses of worship as Islamists, namely the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of Salafī parties, volunteered to protect churches during the New Year celebrations. [Dīyā' Abū al-Safā, Akhbār al-Yawm, p. 7, Jan. 1]
Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of al-Azhar said that there is a lie impartial to reality as well as to history and to the biography of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), claiming that Islam was spread by the sword. Islam was revealed in a society whose economic and social philosophy, as well as its...
Egypt's Al-Azhar and Dār al-Iftā' strongly condemned the shooting to death of Al-Furqān mosque Imam and his assistance in New York on Saturday.
This biography focuses on the Islamic viewpoints of Āḥmad al-Ṭayyib; how he argues from an Islamic perspective and does not attempt to see the world through the eyes of non-Muslims. He strives to represent Islam in the best possible light, talking about it in a very positive way and accordingly...
The Chinese community in Cairo has been continuously growing over the past years, as Chinese and the Egyptian political and economic relations are becoming steadily more intertwined. Last Friday, September 18, the Egyptian-Chinese Friendship Association and the Egyptian Friendship Organisation...
Dozens of thousands of people gathered in the Vatican City to hear the final public prayer ceremony of the departing Pope Benedict XVI, amid exceptional security measures and claims of plots in the Vatican. Both volunteers and elite security forces worked to ensure a safe and secure experience for...
Al-Azhar appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to emphasize the rule of law and work on bringing all political powers together at the dialogue table to renounce schism and provide a proper and rational atmosphere to finalize a consensus constitution expressive of all segments of the Egyptian people...
Washington Post  published an article by the Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah  with the title "Prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’ to Muslims: Egypt’s mufti" on September 18, 2012.

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