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After the death anniversary of Egyptian thinker Naṣr Ḥāmid Abū Zayd who called for criticism of the religious discourse, passed unnoticed, the author criticized the Egyptian Minister of Culture, Ḥilmī al-Namnam, for ignoring to highlight the efforts of Abū Zayd, who due to his ideas on the ‘renewal...
On July 5, 2010, seven years ago, Naṣr Ḥāmid Abu Zayd, well-known Egyptian liberal Islamic thinker, died in Egypt. Because of his controversial liberal thoughts and writings on Qur’ān, Abu Zayd, who occupied several academic positions, was declared apostate in 1995 by an Egyptian Sharī’ah court.
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Background: Islamic preacher Yūsuf al-Badrī talked about the characteristics of a preacher and the sources of legislation in Egyptian society. He also talked about the case of liberal Islamic thinker, Naṣr Abū Zayd and criticized his books. The questions were asked and answered in Arabic. For more...
Background: An interview with Shaykh Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī tackling how Islam responds to some controversial issues such as terrorism, freedom of belief and Muslims living in non-Muslim countries. The questions are asked in English then translated into Arabic. The responses of Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī are...
Background: Reverend Dr. Samuel Ḥabīb was an evangelical pastor and founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS). It was a very well planned organization, says Ḥabīb, and he employed a man from the United States to work with him on a plan for a special gathering. Most...
Background: Yūsuf al-Badrī is an Egyptian Islamic preacher, formerly a member of the People’s Assembly and is said to be closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood, although he himself denies this time and again. At the start of the interview, the shaykh says he wants to address to the public that...
Background: Randa Muqhār and the Deputy Director, Khaīrī Janbek are one of the first members of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies in Jordan which established in July 1994. The purpose of the institute is to provide credible academic material regarding interfaith studies. Thus, the...
Background: The following tape concerns a recording for an EO radiobroadcast of Cornelis Hulsman interviewing a Jordan politician; ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah in 1995; he became the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1999. The interview is in regards to the Jordan-Israeli peace settlements. The rest of the...

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