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The article reports on the decisions of Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, shaykh of the Azhar, to permit women to work as ma’dhūns, and to allow female students to travel abroad without mahrams.
The article shows the reasons and repercussions to the recent republication of one of the 12 blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in many Danish and European newspapers just one day after Danish police declared that it foiled a plot to murder the cartoonist.
Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, the grand imām of the Azhar, works hard to gain the regime’s appreciation and incurs many Azhar scholars and shaykh’s enmity because of his stances toward different issues.
January 7 is the day when Copts, in accordance with the Coptic calendar, celebrate Christmas. The occasion received a significant amount of attention in the Egyptian press that published a considerable number of articles about Coptic issues in general and the Christmas celebrations in particular....
Ten Muslim figures express their attitudes and personal estimations of Pope Shenouda III. While many of them appreciate his patriotic stances, others consider him as an instigator of sectarian sedition.
Provocative statements by two members of the Islamic Research Academy; Dr. Zaghlūl al-Najjār and Dr. Muṣṭafá Muḥammad al-Shak‘ah, ignited the anger of Copts in Egypt when they attacked the Christian belief.
Two sectarian incidents took place in the city of Isnā in the governorate of Qena, causing significant damage to Copts’ properties. Copts refused to accept the ’usual’ reconciliation meetings with Muslims, instead demanding compensation for the damages.
The article is a response to questions received by AWR in 2003 from different Western churches, Christian organizations, Christian leaders and Human Rights Watch, based on material from Western sources and interviews with a few western missionaries then living in Egypt.
A former deputy of the secretary-general of the dissolved Azhar Scholars Front, Dr. Yahyá Hablūsh, has launched a Web site from Kuwait, claiming that it is a step toward reviving the front.
Various responses to the Vatican’s initiative to hold inter-religious dialogue meetings with Muslims are detected. Some described the initiative as a positive step towards Islam-West understanding; others condemned the notion of inter-religious dialogues in the first place, believing that dialogue...

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