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    Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, a leading Egyptian Qur'anic thinker, passed away in July at the age of 66. He had become a good friend of the Arab West Report over the years. In the first of a series of articles commemorating the life and work of Nasr Abū Zayd, Chief Editor Cornelis Hulsman looks back on...
The Iraqi Shī‘ah protest against the Egyptian government and threaten to organize demonstrations, following the government’s rejection to authorize them to build a Shiite mosque. While the Iraqi Shiites ask for their freedom of creed, an Egyptian security source asserts that there is no separation...
In an escalation of the Egyptian government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, security authorities dealt a blow to the outlawed group’s financial muscle as it arrested a number of businessmen affiliated to the group.
The author of the article, Tāriq Mustafá, criticizes mosques that use amplifiers and attract famous dā‘īyahs to attract a large number of worshippers during the month of Ramadān. He also raises questions about where the charitable donations that are collected by mosques go.
Gamal Asa’ad discusses the role of the Arab Christians, and Samuel Huntington’s clash of civilizations. He rejects outside interference in the affairs of the Copts suggesting that such interference is for the benefit of the US and is carried out on the pretext of protecting the human rights...
Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid laments having been forced to leave Egypt for the Netherlands after being accused of apostasy.
The Head of the Department of Transport and Bridges Equipment in Cairo was arrested together with his wife for forming a group promoting ideas against Islam. He issued a fatwa to his followers that they were not obliged to pray in the direction of the Kiblah while performing prayers. He also denied...
After repeated warnings to no avail, the Islamic Research Academy is preparing to close down the first print house because of its mistakes and misprints in the printing of the holy Qur’ān.
‘Amr Khālid has had a remarkable march to fame as a dā‘iya.
Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim celebrated last Thursday the re-inauguration of the Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies. Not more than twenty persons, representing American and European organizations were present. The author comments on the events of the celebration, saying it was a chance for...
Jesus Christ advised his followers not to love riches because he knew what money could do to the human soul. For Christ, love of money is the source of all evil. Yet, many men of the Church have disregarded this advice and embraced to a love of riches.
The article sheds light on the danger of private mosques through the example of Sheikha Fifi. Together with a famous actress she built a mosque. She once invited Sheikh Amr Khalid to preach there and he accepted this. A mosque inspector claimed that the owners of private mosques are powerful people...
Many intellectuals were asked about their opinion regarding the return of Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid to Egypt. Essam Al-Erain said that he would welcome Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid back to Egypt because the case had been transformed from a disagreement on scientific research and points of view into a...
This is not just an interview. It is an attempt to break the silence and conspiracy over Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid being sent into exile. How long will Nasr Abu-Zeid remain in exile? Who has benefited from changing an intellectual and researcher into a "cultural refugee"? Why does his leaving Egypt now,...
An overview of traffic accidents including the tragic bus accident in which 31 Coptic youth died.
For four years, 22-year-old Hani was haunted by a devilish desire to kill his sister for bringing disgrace on his Upper Egyptian family. He finally mustered his guts, and kept banging her head until she was dead. The crime was committed in the presence of the father, who remained silent in tacit...
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