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It always grabs my attention what is happening of generated uproar every year with the coming of the Valentine Day or even the Egyptian Valentine's Day, and how some refuse to make these Western customs part of our Egyptian society. It always raises the issue of intellectual invasion of our youth,...
Some are surprised when they see the popes and bishops of the Church laugh, or reveal some other aspect of human nature, as if faith somehow erases their humanity.  Yet the most important characteristic of popes and bishops is their humanity.  Despite the fact popes and bishops are buried in both...
In 1943, Ṭāha Ḥusayn was invited by the Young Muslims Association to give a lecture on the occasion of Laylat al-Qadr in Alexandria. While preparing for this lecture, the Dean of Arabic Literature prepared a thesis on the Holy Quran, especially after his previous lectures found great acceptance by...
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
«Islam shall be the State’s religion and Arabic its official language» is the formulation of Article 149 of Egypt’s constitution of 1923, and which Ṭāha Ḥusayn warned of as being a threat that jeopardized both the political life and the freedoms of the human being. The dean of Arabic language and...
Egypt’s former Minister of Culture, Professor Ḥilmī al-Namnam, and a number of prominent Islamic and Christian thinkers and clerics, attended last week the publication ceremony of the book "Al-Tafsīr al-ʿArabī li al-Kitāb al-Muqqadas” (Contemporary Arab Interpretation of the Bible). The ceremony...
Egypt's intellectual life of the 20th century has witnessed a richness in publications on Islam written by great Egyptian authors and writers. Inspired by the biography of Muhammad, their works on the Prophet of Islam were not documentation of historical narratives. Different from scholarly debates...
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...
“In the name of God and in the name of this country, which is in great need of all her human resources, we announce the publication of the first edition of al-Sufūr, the social newspaper initiated by a group of young Egyptian intellectuals.” It is with these words, that Prof Dr. ‘Abd al-Ḥamīd...
The Council of Senior Scholars issued a strong statement against President al-Sisi’s call for reviewing the legality of verbal divorce due to the seriousness of the phenomena, with rates reaching frightening levels that threaten the stability of the Egyptian family, and the fact that the divorce...

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