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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...
On Wednesday, May 11, 2011 [Coptic tycoon Najīb] Sawiris asked the Azhar Grand Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayīb in the name of Egyptian Copts to protect the country’s Coptic minority. He further called for the establishment of a civil committee, handling issues of inter-religious conversions and for a law...
Hundreds of clerics from Al-Azhar congregated on the Al-Azhar Mosque on 26 April 2011 to demand more independence for their institution and a touch of democracy in it. They chanted slogans against State control of Al-Azhar, and called on the government to give them financial independence. The...
 AWR's managing director Hānī Labīb analyzes a paper that was distributed by salafīs downtown Cairo, protesting the alleged imprisonment of Kāmīliyā Shihātah, the wife of a priest who alegedly wanted to convert to Islam for divorce reasons.    
Endowments Minister Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq confirmed that there are no Shiite mosques in Egypt, adding that there is no fundamental disagreement between Sunnī and Shī‘ah. Azhar Grand Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib received invitations from Shiites to deliver speeches in Iraq and Lebanon and says that...
During his Friday prayer speech, Azhar University professor Dr. Ismā‘īl al-Bādī described questioning Qur'ānic verses and whether they were added before or after Prophet Muhammad’s death as slander. He cited various Qur'ānic verses as proof of the Qur'ān being impossible to distort because it is...
This article deals with the reaction and demonstrations of many Muslims to Israeli actions in al-Haram al-Qudsī and al-haram al-Ibrāhīmī.
Robeir al-Faris commends increased attention to Coptic matters in the print media, and hopes visual media will follow. He also denounces media misreporting of the Zaytūn church bombing. Faris praises what he describes as the only writer who spoke out against those claiming that President Obama’s...
This article sheds light on the different viewpoints about the application of hadd to apostates in Islam
A recent fatwá by prominent Muslim intellectual Jamāl al-Bannā, stating that smoking does not spoil fasting has sparked massive controversy amongst Muslim scholars and clerics who described the fatwá as "totally irresponsible" and contrary to the teaching of Islam.
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