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This is the second part of a review of the Azhar, which is described as a "sleeping giant." It consists solely of an interview with Shaykh Jamāl Qutb, the former Secretary General of the Azhar fatwá committee. Qutb says that the Azhar currently needs sound direction and alleges that successive...
      CIDT Intern Hibah Mutāwi‘ interviews the founder of the Islamic Hotline service....
Anba Barnaba, Bishop of Rome, talks to Watani about the Copts in Italy and those in Egypt. He speaks of immigration, integration, discrimination, and the Egyptian nationality for all Copts.
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
This article reports on the memorial held by the Middle East Freedom Forum for the late grand shaykh of al-Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī. The participants praised the late shaykh’s role in maintaining national unity.
The article deals with the position of religion in Egyptian society. The author argues that the three recent incidents of the appointment of the new Grand Imām of al-Azhar, the crisis of “Islamonline,” and the sectarian tension in Matrūh, reflect the importance of religion.
With the passing of Sheikh Tantawi as Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar we at Arab West Report have had opportunity to remember him through several interactions which took place between him and our editor-in-chief, Cornelis Hulsman, who often conducted interviews with him on behalf of various delegations....
Yesterday, March 10, 2010, the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar died of a heart attack while visiting Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Muhammad Tantawi led the inimitable institution, considered by many if not most Sunni Muslims to be the leading Islamic university in the world, since his appointment by President...
Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī presents his views on peacemaking through education, training, and personal involvement. He also discusses the value of religious initiatives to promote peace. Article full text: On November 18, 2009 I had a chance to interview Rev. Safwat al-Bayyādī, President of the...
Watani International analyses two recent issues that it sees as indicative of the increasing fanaticism in Egyptian society. The first is that of a fatwá that stated that it is a sin for Muslims to leave money in their wills to churches and the second is the case of 155 individuals who were...

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