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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...
Is the Coronavirus mentioned in the Qur’an?  The Coronavirus is headed towards hitting the world and making thousands victim to it.  Its infection has spread to most countries, and some people have employed verses of the Qur’an according to their desires. 
The director of the Egyptian Liberal Democracy Institute, Dāliyyā Ziyāda, said that the Administrative Court was right in rejecting the appeal case against the niqāb-Ban for teaching staff at Cairo University. Ziyāda confirmed that it is important for every working woman to be able to communicate...
Al-Azhar has condemned the terrorist bombing that targeted a mosque in the city of Ghazni   in central Afghanistan yesterday evening, killing at least two and wounding 20 others.
For decades now, Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims have been citing widely diverging numbers for the percentage of Christians in Egypt. In the absence of reliable, published data, the figures vary wildly, anywhere from 6 to 24 percent of population.
The Office for the Grand Shaykh of al-Azhar announced the launching of the Forum of Senior Scholars under the title "Sunnah between criticism of the chain of transmission [al-Sanad] and criticism of the reported text [al-Matn]: provisions, rules, and effects." The forum will be held tomorrow, after...

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