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Dr. Muhammad Abd al- Shāfī, vice president of al- Azhar University, has been delegated to become the caretaker of the university
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: The tape concerns an interview with Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayūmī, professor ʾUṣūl al-dīn (sources of Islam) and scholar at the Azhar University. He tackles the issue of enlightenment in Islam while criticizing the Islamist views of Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī’s. Bayūmī praises Azhar Shaykh Dr....
 
In the Virgin Mary Cathedral for Catholic Copts, situated only a few streets behind the area of Rābaʽah al-‘Adawīyyah,  I met with Bishop Yohanna Qulta on the 13th of August, following an article he wrote, “The Impossibility of Civil War in Egypt,” in which he stated that he did not fear a civil...
On April 25, 2013, Jihad Watch contributor Raymond Ibrahim (Ibrāhīm) published in Middle East Forum what he titled “Death to Churches Under Islam; A Study of the Coptic Church.” 
Iqbāl al-Sa‘dāwī discusses the Ḥadd of Riddah and when it should be applied in Islām.
In the second emission of the interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the former Muftīī of Egypt discusses the Ḥijāb and Niqāb referring that there are far much serious issues that Muslims need to be occupied with instead. He refers to some foreign powers that try to attract Egypt Muslims by their...
Western and Arab Muslim philosophers discuss reason and its relation to revelation, to show that Islām is rational and follows logical thinking.
Dr. Hāshim continues his series of articles about woman’s rights in Islām. The following article deals with the family and wife’s rights in the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
The author of the article presents excerpts of the ideas that were discussed during the meeting held in Alexandria on human rights and renovation of religious discourse.
The niqāb is stirring controversy in different parts of the World. An Egyptian university professor is to be sued for criticizing it; the Egyptian muftī advises that women don’t wear it and students wearing it will be barred from accessing a university hostel. In Western countries it is regarded as...
The Muftī of Egypt Dr ‘Alī Jum‘ah issued a controversial fatwá that a pregnant woman whose husband had died or left for four years cannot be considered an adulteress.
Ahmad Shawqī reviews the diary of British spy “Hempher”, published in the book entitled ‘Confessions of a British spy,’ and his influence on the development of Wahhābism.
Dr. Muhammad Mourou believes that there is a kind of relationship between contemporary Islamic movements and the Khawārij. [Reviewer: The Khariji are members of a deviant Islamic group that broke away from the Orthodox caliph, ‘Alī Ibn Abī Tālib, and murdered him]. Admitting that both groups have...
The author has made an interview with Dr. ‘Alī Mabrouk on the confiscation of his research on Islamic theology.
The writer presents a new point in the issue of Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid in the light of a book titled “Nasr Abu Zeid Between Kufr and Faith.” He concludes that the text on which Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin relied in condemning Abu Zeid is out of its contexts and does not imply the meaning he derived.
The author discusses whether Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdel-Wahab, the founder of Wahabism, called for a new school in Islam or simply agreed with the imams of the four main schools. He gives a background on the ideologies of each school to conclude that there is accordance in everything between the...
The author discusses whether the Azhar curricula really need to be improved. He gives many examples of the Azhar schoolbooks to show that they should be changed. Many of the vocabulary used and even the ideas taught are obsolete and against modern sciences. The image of women portrayed in them is...
Ijtihad was a great door to freedom in the dawn of Islam. Each ijtihad should be connected to its age and should put the holy text in the service of the age and not the other way round. However, fiqh scholars laid down rules that made valid ijtihad an impossible task.

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