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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. 
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
“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...
Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
Dār al-Iftāʾal-Miṣriyyah confirmed, in a post on its Facebook page, that the reward for a Muslim’s prayer at home for an excuse is the same as the reward for his prayer in the mosque; Prophet (SAW) said: “When a servant of Allah is accustomed to do a good work, then becomes ill or goes on journey,...
Archeologist Dr. ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Rayḥān, general director of research and archeological studies and scientific publications in south of Sinai, confirmed that the library in Saint Catherine’s Monastery is considered the second most important collection of manuscripts following the Vatican. In a...
Dr. Ṭāriq Manṣūr writes about his personal reflections on the meaning of religious tolerance as seen from Islam and Christianity in Egypt.  He focuses on examples from the Prophet’s life and the Quran [al-Qurān] that support religious tolerance from an Islamic perspective. 
Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād, Secretary General for the Islamic Research Academy, said that the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad marked the birth of mercy, love, and dignity, indicating that the morals of the Prophet before the revelation of the Quran [al-Qurān] had a huge influence in spreading the call to Islam...
The birth of the Prophet Muḥammad is a witness for love and veneration of the Prophet, and its celebration is something exemplary and legitimate.  Muslims have been celebrating it throughout the ages, and scholars have agreed on its goodness.  That was stated by the Office of Dār al-Iftāʾ regarding...
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī attended a celebration marking al-mawlid al-Nabawī, the anniversary of Prophet Muḥammad’s birth, organized by the Ministry of Awqāf.  

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