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The article claims that there are currently copies of the Qur’ān in circulation that contain numerous mistakes, including the omission of individual verses, as well as entire Sūrahs. In some case, the sequence of the Sūrahs are incorrect. The book in question bears the name of an international...
The Islamic Research Academy at the Azhar is set for a meeting on Monday which will be headed by Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Endowments Minister Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, Grand Muftī Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, and Azhar University Head Dr. ‘Abd Allāh al-Husaynī. The meeting will discuss the...
This is the second part of a review of the Azhar, which is described as a "sleeping giant." It consists solely of an interview with Shaykh Jamāl Qutb, the former Secretary General of the Azhar fatwá committee. Qutb says that the Azhar currently needs sound direction and alleges that successive...
After a lengthy discussion, the Islamic Research Academy decided to confiscate a number of books, including a French book on the history of religion that contained a picture of the Prophet Muhammad. The Academy also expressed its refusal of the English version of the Qur’ān, claiming it to be...
    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...
A member of the Islamic Research Academy, Dr. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Mahdī, said that Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, received a phone call from the church requesting that he postpone the Academy’s meeting to discuss Bishop Bīshūy’s recent comments, but he refused to do so. Al-Mahdī denied...
The Church has banned all bishops and priests from speaking to the media throughout this week in fear of accidently causing fitnah. An ecclesial source says the pope’s recent apology to the Egyptian people is the first of its kind, which shows how much he values Islam and Muslims. Secular Coptic...
During a lecture in Faiyum, Bishop Bīshūy denied making offensive comments about the Qur'ān and expressed his support of the Islamic Research Academy’s call to ban defaming religions. Protestant leader, Jamāl As‘ad, says he considers Bīshūy’s latest comments a “convincing” apology, yet urges him to...
The Islamic Research Academy holds an urgent meeting today to discuss Bishop Bīshūy’s offensive statements about the Qur'ān and Islamic faith. The group says that Azhar Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib is outraged by the statements. Dr. Muhammad Ra‘fat ‘Uthmān claims the reason behind the current...
The Azhar has ignored Bishop Bīshūy’s comments and has called for a meeting with the Islamic Research Academy tomorrow to discuss the issue. The Ministry of Endowments issued a statement saying that the Qur'ān was written before Prophet Muhammad’s death but gathered after, and that non-Muslims do...

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