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The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Background: Maḥjūb al-Tijānī is the president of the Sudan Human Rights Organisation in the branch of Cairo and Ḥamūd Fātḥā al-Raḥman, the secretary general of the same organization, discuss the atrocities of the al-Turābī/al-Bashīr regime, and the means by which the Sudanese people are dealing...
Background: Dr. Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd (10.7.1943–5.7.2010) was an Egyptian Qurʾānic thinker and scholar. He is famous for his contextual interpretations of the Qurʾān, which sparked a lot of controversy amongst fundamentalist Islamic thinkers. In May 1992, Abū Zayd was in a position to get a...
    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...
In this final installment of a three part series on the life of Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, Professor Stefan Wild of Bonn University paints a picture of the life and work of the late Egyptian scholar....  
Nawal al- Sa’adawi started defending herself against the apostasy charges directed at her. She issued a statement in which she criticized the defamation campaign launched against her by a weekly paper. It was reported that she backed down on her decision to confront Mohammed Hassan al-Alfi,...
The court of first instance postponed its verdict on the action brought by Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid and his wife against the Minister of Justice. Abū Zeid wants to show that there is still a marital relationship between him and his wife.
Dr. Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid laments having been forced to leave Egypt for the Netherlands after being accused of apostasy.
In an interview with al-Ahālī, Egyptian intellectual Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abu Zayd, who left Egypt after Islamists filed a lawsuit against him accusing him of apostasy and forcibly divorcing him form his wife, speaks out on the current stagnant situation of Egyptian society.
On the occasion of Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid’s recent visit to Egypt, the author reviews the history of his case, which ended with a court verdict ordering separation between Abu Zeid and his wife.

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