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Although President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has called upon the imams of al-Azhar, on several occasions, to renew the religious discourse, this call remained unanswered.
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...
 AWR obtained the original text of the Azhar documents for Freedom. Please find it below.
Dr. ‘Abd al-Mu‘ṭī Bayyūmī discusses the thorny issue of Muslim and non-Muslim relations as articulated in the Qur’ān, casting light on the important verse of “No compulsion in religion.”
The Muftī of Egypt Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah asserted that Muslims are free to change their faith as it is a matter between an individual and God.
Jamāl al-Bannah writes about the growing problems between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, the Egyptian minister of endowments, has issued a decision that bans the ministry’s religious counselors from wearing the Niqāb. Stating that the Niqāb is "a matter of custom and not faith," the minister argued that the appointment of Niqāb-wearing women as...
Explaining the broad meaning of the concept of jihād in Islām, Muslim thinker Rajab al-Bannā quoted famous British writer Karen Armstrong’s definition of it as "struggle and effort, not a synonym for holy war as Westerners define it." Ahmad ‘Izz al-Dīn al-‘Arab wrote in a short article in al-...
A number of Muslim scholars, who participated in the Muslim-Danish dialogue initiative a few months ago, unanimously agree that the engagement in positive and constructive dialogue with the West is a duty for every Muslim to correct the false perceptions of Islam in the West.
In an interview, the general director of the Religious Guidance Department at the Ministry of Awqāf [Endowments], Dr. Sālim ‘Abd al-Jalīl argues that freedom of religion is guaranteed in Islam, since God says: “There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is henceforth distinct...

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