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In brief, the first day showcased the different areas of educational and pedagogical expertise that each institutional partner would contribute throughout the summer school. 
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is the time to pause and reflect”   Questions are always asked. Who is better? Who will win? What’s next? Do we need to emigrate? Why there are conflicts? Are the Egyptians aware enough to avoid these questions? Or do they skip points like...
The text is a summary of an article in AlAhram, Egypt’s most influential daily, in which the author argues that Israel and the USA are trying to create religious tensions in Egypt by targeting Islam. The author reports that a picture of the Prophet Mohammed as a pig on the Holy Qur’an came at the...
Muslim scholars, during a symposium on the media’s role in the society, appealed to the mass media to observe accuracy, objectives and Islamic values established by the Prophet Muhammad more than 1400 years ago so the nation may rise up and find its way out of its predicament. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-...
The authorities in Belgium raised security alert in the country, as well as in other European countries to take similar steps, as angry reactions are expected to follow the broadcast of the new movie offending Islam.
Cairo Criminal Court decided to refer seven expatriate Copts to the Muftī of the Republic (which means death sentence) for producing a film discrediting Prophet Muhammad
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who claimed that she was deceived into appearing in the film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad, which sparked large-scale outrage in the Arab and Muslim world, lost a lawsuit for the second time to force YouTube to remove the movie. 
"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...
Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī sparked extreme discontent in literary and cultural circles after his remarks in a TV show a couple of days ago in which he called for destroying “all statues and idols in Egypt as a religious duty over fears people might return to paganism”.
The Nasr City Court of Misdemeanor saw a heated third session of the trial of Ahmad Muhammad Mahmūd, alias Abū Islām, who, along with his son Islām and a journalist called Hānī Yāsīn, is facing charges of disdaining Christianity in public and the tearing and burning of a copy of the Bible during...
U.S. ambassador in Cairo Anne Patterson met on Wednesday (October 10) with Coptic activists who spoke to her about the status of religious minorities in Egypt under President Muhammad Mursī,Fādī Yūsuf, the founder of the Coalition of Coptic Egypt, said he told Patterson that the United States...
A high-level source in the Vatican said Cairo has sent a request nominating Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd for the post of ambassador to it more than 15 days ago, before a court acquitted defendants involved in case of assaults on protesters on February 2, 2011, known in the media as the...
The first session of a trial against a group of Coptic Christians led by Maurice Sādiq will start on October 21 before the South Cairo Court under Counselor Sayf al-Nasr Sulaymān in the case of a film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.
Security men in Cairo succeeded in arresting a man who threw explosives into the German Embassy. Investigations showed that the culprit’s name is Khālid Muhammad Ahmad. 
Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
The satirist Bill Maher, leader of Detractors against Islam and its Prophet Muhammad, went too far with his sarcasm in his weekly show “Real Time With Bill”, in which he stated that the Qu’ran simply describes culture from the Middle Ages. 
Egyptian Columnist Muḥammad Ḥamādīwrites this week: “Copt” in the ancient Egyptian language means “ancient Egyptian” and therefore we are all Copts, we are all Egyptians. The Egyptians have sensed the danger of sedition and division but the Egyptian people are standing tall and united throughout...
The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
The Azhar and Dār al-Iftā’ will not stipulate a specific form of takbīr (the exclamation ‘Allahu Akbar’), according to puresunnah during ‘Īd al-Fitr, and in a fatwá stated that the form of takbīr used by Egyptians for a long time, as opposed to that used by the Companions of the Prophet, was...
Dr. Mahmūd ‘Ashūr, former Azhar representative, declared that the Turkish Interior Minister’s description of Prophet Muhamad (PBUH) as “arrogant” expresses the extent of this Turkish official’s ignorance about the Prophet, Islam, and Islamic heritage.

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