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According to the German-language internet portal Qantara, the phenomenon of niqāb-wearing writers has spread widely recently, not only on the Egyptian literary scene, but also in the Arab world. 
Following the multiple terrorist attacks in Sinai, a dissident of the terrorist group Anṣār Bayt al-Maqdis emerged and called itself Anṣār al-Islām. The Al-Azhar Counter Extremism Observatory raised questions on whether it is a new terrorist organization or rather a new maneuver orchestrated by...
Dr. Āmna Naṣīr, professor of Islamic Faith and Philosophy at al-Azhar University and member of Egypt’s Parliament, called for granting women half their husbands’ wealth when they are divorced.
On July 5, 2010, seven years ago, Naṣr Ḥāmid Abu Zayd, well-known Egyptian liberal Islamic thinker, died in Egypt. Because of his controversial liberal thoughts and writings on Qur’ān, Abu Zayd, who occupied several academic positions, was declared apostate in 1995 by an Egyptian Sharī’ah court.
The Muslim Brotherhood committed many mistakes, which led to its disintegration and division, said researchers in Islamic movements, stressing that the group did not learn from the mistakes of the past. “The Muslim Brotherhood practices were the main reason for the revolt against its regime on June...
Social networking sites have shared yesterday, Friday, a video on the shortest Friday sermon that was delivered by the imam of Umm al-Faḥm Mosque located 20 kilometers northwest of Janīn, Ḥaifa, Palestine.
The CIA's publication of a number of classified documents attributed to al-Qā`idah leader Usāma bin Lādin underlines the secret relationship among al-Qā’idah, the Muslim Brotherhood Organization and Iran, highlighting the potential changing in the international stance towards the MB, and eventually...
In the annual survey conducted by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman, Jordan, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Shaykh Dr. Aḥmad al-Tayyib topped the list of the most influential Muslim figures in the world for the second consecutive year.
Pope Tawāḍrūs, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, said that the Egyptian media over-exaggerates issues and publishes some inaccurate news, which makes Copts abroad worry.
The Ṣaḥīḥ International Qur’ānic translation is considered one of the best women’s translations of the Qur’ān. It is also considered one of the most influential English translations of the Holy Qur’ān, as well as the most widely used. What is surprising is that this translation was written...
Two Copts have been killed by the militant Islamist group known as Anṣar Bayt Al-Maqdis in the city of al-`Arīsh, North of Sinai. The man was shot dead, then his son was burned to death. Their bodies were then thrown behind a secondary school. 
The author highlights how Muslims and Arabs worldwide applauded US court’s decision on blocking US President Trump’s travel ban of six predominately Muslim countries, as well as US churches that stood in solidarity with US Muslims against such a ban, while Muslims and Arabs in Muslim countries take...
On the canal shore, in the city of Ismā`iliyya, to which he moved to escape the capital Cairo and its noise, al-Yawm al-Sabī` interviewed Dr. Khālid Muntaṣṣir, a physician, intellectual and media person. But most importantly, he is a man capable of stirring up controversy in the Egyptian street on...
The writer and Islamic scholar, Islam al-Biḥayirī, mourned the victims of the terrorist incident of the Baḥariyya Oases in the western desert of Egypt, pointing out that the country is witnessing the worst wave of terrorism in its history.
The Political Parties Department of the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the proposal presented by a lawyer to disband the salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party because it is based on religious principles. The Court affirmed, however, that it is not within the rights of any individual to call for...
Dr. Elizabeth ʿAbd al-Masīḥ Shākir, member of the House of Representatives, said that there is no interference by the judicial or legislative powers, highlighting that “Parliament can not interfere in the judiciary’s work.”
In the “Ma`ann fī khidmat al-watan” (Serving the Homeland Together) Conference organized by the National Council for Women (NCW) to open an interactive dialogue with Muslim women preachers and Christian nuns who can play a role in raising the awareness of women in Egypt, Dr. Māya Mursī, president...
Egyptian Lawyer Ḥāmid Sālim filed a lawsuit to censor religious TV programs by al-Azhar before they are broadcast on satellite channels, arguing that some programs broadcast fatwas threatening national security and social peace.
One of the leaders of “Islamist” parties who sought asylum in Turkey, allegedly claiming that he has been persecuted, wondered on why Islamic political parties are not treated like Christian parties in Europe. The said leader has no intent to put his hand on the real cause of the crisis. If these...
Al-Azhar submitted a bill to Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī to stipulate penalties against anyone who disseminates materials inciting hatred, practices any discriminatory speech against members of society on the basis of color, faith, or race, or blasphemes Judaism, Christianity or Islam...
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