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Who won the battle, those who sought to modernize Islam, or the militants? The author discusses integrating Islam into society in the West, and questions which cultural community will be forced to sacrifice values for the sake of integration.
Rose al-Yūsuf interviews Nijād al-Bura‘ī, the director of the Cairo-based Group for Democratic Development, about his stance on the role of the National Council for Human Rights [NCHR] in civil society. al- Bura‘ī blames the council for failing to play an intermediary role between the...
Labīb blames Dr. Aḥmad Kamāl Abū al-Majd for his strategy of keeping the council’s reports and correspondences confidential. He highlights Abū al-Majd’s rejection of the council’s Cultural Committee because it criticized the Azhar.
The National Council for Human Rights ended its first session tensely; a member submitted a memo to its head and head of the Shūrá council decrying its performance as a failure.
Following the storm raised over his recent book, ’Fitnat al-Takfīr Bayn al-Shī‘ah wa-al- Wahābīyah wa-al-Sūfīyah’ [Reviewer: The Sedition of Takfīr between Shī‘ah, Wahhābism and Ṣūfism], Islamic Intellectual Dr. Muhammad ‘Imārah "explicitly and unequivocally" apologized for quoting texts that...
The Ḥijāb is not an obligation in Islām, and it is dangerous to easily classify certain concepts under the known and proven. Islām needs innovating scholars who are able to bring it up to date while maintaining the sense of Sharī‘ah, depending on the reasonable interpretation of the Qur’ān and the...
The author blames intellectuals for not playing a role in explaining freedom of creativity and distinguishing it from freedom of expression.
Council of State rules in favor of NGO status. Circulating rumors about Bishop Kyrillos of Naj al-Hammādī followed by demonstrations. PhD thesis declares Rose al-Yūsuf apostate, showing great divide between liberal minded journalists and traditionalist Islamic scholars.
The head of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, Muhammad Salmāwī, revealed a surprise when he announced that Najīb Mahfūz’s banned novel ’Children of the Alley’ would be published within weeks.
The hearing sessions of the case of the Ibn Khaldoun Center, in which Saad Eddin Ibrahim and 27 of his aides are accused of forgery and financial contravention, started. al-Hayat listed the details of the two sessions and the defenses discussions with the witness for prosecution. al-Sharq al-...

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