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Hibah al-Sharqāwī, the author, criticizes the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy for practicing a form of intellectual terrorism when it claims the right to confiscate books not only with Islamic themes but books from all other fields as well.
97% of Egyptian women are circumcised. The Fatwá of the Egyptian Muftī prohibiting female circumcision, the official rejecting stance of legislative institutions in the country, and the highlighted dangers of the operation seem to have little influence on the conservative traditional opinions of...
The following article presents an overview of the Annual Anglican-Al Azhar Interfaith Meeting that implicitly dealt with dialogue and means of furthering it. Wisam al-Deweny provides her input on the subject, and recommends means of improving this dialogue in the future.
The article represents different opinions of many youth who have lost their confidence in men of religion because they believe that the new Fatwás issued by these men only serve politics.
al-Dustūr interviews the Azhar grand Imām, Shaykh Muḥammad Ṭanṭāwī, about whether his Fatwás are related to the ‘presidential’ statements.
The Inter Press Service news agency has issued a report on the recent sectarian incidents that Egypt has witnessed. The report says that the current episodic violent conflicts are the greatest threat the country has ever faced.
Egyptian scholar Zaghlūl al-Najjār asserted that the Islamic nation is currently living in a state of backwardness because of the lack of political freedom and its authoritarian regimes which renounced the rich Islamic heritage.
In an interview with al-Fajr, Bishop Mūsá defends the role of the Committee of National Participation at the Bishopric of Youths in enlightening Copts about the importance of contributing to politics. He comments on the recent message of Pope Shenouda III, in which he addressed President Mubārak.
The author opposes the weak role that Ṭanṭāwī, Shaykh of the Azhar, plays in Egypt. He questions why the Shaykh has not been more outspoken in issues that are directly related to Muslims, such as the offensive Danish cartoons.
Dr. Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī, Shaykh of the Azhar, asserted the permissibility of demolishing houses of worship, even mosques or churches, in case they contaminate the water of the Nile.


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