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The author thinks that the head of the Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, has interfered in Egypt’s affairs because he questioned the minister of endowments about Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
The joint committee of the Permanent Committee of Al-Azhar for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions closed its annual meetings with the delegation of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in the Vatican. The meeting was faced with wide scale protests in Egypt. The Egyptian press...
The article reports on the statements of Azhar scholars who launched a no holds-barred attack on the group of ‘al-Qur’āniyyūn’ or the Qur’ānis who consider the Qur’ān to be the sole source of Islam and neglect the importance of the Prophetic Sunnah. Opinions of the scholars conclude that whoever...
The Azhar asserted that dialogue with British institutions, bodies and the Anglican Church is continuing regardless of the British government’s decision to award Salman Rushdie with a knighthood.
‘Arif al-Dubays writes about the contradictory decisions of the grand imām at the Azhar.
The article talks about the conference of different religions dialogue in Rome between the Azhar Dialogue Committee and the Vatican, following a hiatus of over six months due to the Vatican pope’s offensive statements against Islām.
President Mubarak has met with the delegation representing the three heavenly religions in the inter- religious dialogue conference that was held in Alexandria. He warned against the provocative activities of Israel as it is in the nature of such activities to lead to more blood shedding. At the...
The Shaykh of the Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī referred to the possibility of resuming the Azhar-Vatican dialogue that stopped after the Roman Catholic pope’s highly-publicized and controversial lecture on Islām.
The head of the International Forum of Women in Mexico invited the head of the Azhar Committee of Inter- religious Dialogue to attend a three-day international conference in Mexico City. The conference includes the issue of inter-religious dialogue on its agenda.
Many conferences about terrorism and the distorted image of Arabs and Muslims in the Western media were held last week. The International Council for Mission and Aid held an inter-religious dialogue conference in the Azhar. The Islamic Council for inter-civilization dialogue and the Islamic...
Representatives of the Islamic community in France filed a lawsuit against a French novelist for writing a novel that defamed Islam. The subject of the novel is Islām and sexual tourism in Thailand. It contained very open attacks against Islam, Muslims, Arabs and Palestinians.
The Muftī of Egypt is in London to modify the negative image of Islām in the West.
Dr. ‘Alī al-Sammān, the former chairman of the Azhar’s interfaith dialogue committee, says the Arab-Israeli conflict is the root of all evil worldwide, adding that there is no clash between religions but rather a political influence that uses religion to attain its objectives.
The last two years witnessed increasing Western attacks on Islam. Muslim reactions, however, in many cases Muslims violent reactions, enforced the negative image of Islam. Nevertheless, some Muslim intellectuals called for peaceful reactions through changing the violent image of Islam by showing...
Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions was dissolved due to estimated shortages of the committee in facing the recent repeated offenses against Islam. A new committee was formed.
The article discusses a conference of Muslim-Christian dialogue between the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy and the Episcopal Church in which the participants stressed the importance of cooperation for the good of both Muslims and Christians.
A Muslim-Christian conference has been held to face, what the author describes as, the chaos of religious freedom of expression.
The controversial document of religious rights has disappeared from the Azhar sheikhdom, raising many questions over the grand imām’s relations to it. Al-Maydān publishes a picture of Dr. Tantāwī and Shaykh cAmr al-Bastawīsī, the former head of the office of the grand imām, shaking hands...
Elizabeth Yell reviews an article, given to AWR by Dr. ‘Alī al- Simmām, head of the Committee of Dialogue and Islamic Relations in the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs, which he found to be highly significant on the changing attitude of the Vatican towards Christians in the Middle East.
A few days ago, the Doha Fourth Interfaith Conference opened amidst increasing calls to stress the role of religions in saving humankind from evil.

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