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Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, the Egyptian minister of endowments, has issued a decision that bans the ministry’s religious counselors from wearing the Niqāb. Stating that the Niqāb is "a matter of custom and not faith," the minister argued that the appointment of Niqāb-wearing women as...
The writer is discussing the debate about suggestions for reforming religious curricula for secondary schools, because these curricula are said to repeat, word by word, phrases from the books of the executed ex-leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb.
Nabīl Zakī reports about how the issue of human rights is being tackled in educational religious curricula.
The writer is advocating Arab Muslim scholars to study in the West and address orientalists in intellectual and cultural seminars.
It is an unfair offense what the pope said about Islam being spread by force. Islamic history is full of examples of the liberty and respect by which Muslim leaders treated newly conquered cities, at a time when the Byzantine Empire had no rules for fighting and killing.
Egyptian newspapers present mixed reactions to Pope Benedict’s "apology" for comments he made earlier this month on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. In light of the already tense atmosphere in the Muslim world, a Berlin opera company canceled Mozart’s ’Idomeneo’ for fear of protest over...
Wā’il Lutfī writes about reconciliation between ‘Amr Khālid and the Brotherhood’s advocate Wajdī Ghunīm, after the latter publicly criticized Khālid and described him as misguided.
The author writes on the life of Father Athanasius Kircher. He states that although he did not achieve much in his study of hieroglyphics, his decision to begin with the study of the Coptic language was “possibly one of the most intelligent things ever achieved in the seventeenth century.” He...
Ahmad Murād and ‘Arwa Hassan investigate the real motives and objectives of conferences held abroad by Egyptian immigrant Copts. Experts and analysts believe that this minority serves anything but the interest of its own homeland.
The University of Toronto is now offering Coptic language instruction through the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations,


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