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Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
Considered a milestone in the Egyptian modern history, if not in the entire region, the July 1952 revolution has influenced not only the historical writings, but also creative works, whether of art or literature.  A TV drama series broadcast last Ramadan with the title “Al-Jamā’ah 2” [the Muslim...
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
Jamāl al-Bannā is a household name in Egypt, where he is famous both in his own right, as a prominent and sometimes controversial Muslim intellectual and writer, and because of his brother Hass
The identity of Muslim women in post-colonial Egypt has largely been marginalized in the transition to modernity.
The author deals with the issue of democracy and how Egypt was a liberal state until the outbreak of the 1952 revolution that brought a military regime in power, which disbanded all political parties and established a one-party system with no clear political agenda in mind.
The article is an interview with Nabil Abdel Fattah, assistant manager of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, on the issue of renewing the religious discourse. He comments on the attempts of some intellectuals to associate the concept of renewing the religious discourse with the...
The author says that Islam has stressed equality between men and women in all rights and duties, including the civil, economic, educational, political and work rights.
Dr. Nasr Abu Zayd, a celebrated modern scholar of Qur’ānic studies, who fled to the Netherlands after the Egyptian courts ordered that he be forcibly divorced from his wife on charges of apostasy, argues for reform of religious thought and an end to corruption.
Rifa’at El Sa’id, a leftist leader, wrote that the Muslim Brotherhood has to apologize for what it has done previously. He quoted their new leader as saying “the Brotherhood does not apologize.” The Muslim Brotherhood is not the only group that refuses to apologize, because the culture of arrogance...

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