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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...

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