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Al-Mansūrah Prosecution ordered the imprisonment of a man accused of killing an Imam of a mosque in Mansūrah city for 15 days. The Public Prosecution also ordered the autopsy to be carried out.
Dr. ʿAlī al-Sammān was born in 1929. He is an Egyptian professor who has lived in France and received his Ph.D. Dr. al-Sammān has participated in a large number of seminars and dialogues, and his activities stem from his belief in the importance of dialogues and meetings dealing with Islam and the...
Ṭāriq Saʿīd Ramaḍān was born in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland and is the grandson of Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization. In Egypt, Ramadān has become a persona non grata, due to the country's fear of his supposed links to the Islamist wing. He has allegedly...
Nawāl al-Saʿdāwī was born in Kafr Tahlah in Egypt's Delta, in 1931. Arab Women's Solidarity Association (AWSA) which was headed by al-Saʿdāwī  came to existence as an international non-profit organization that aims at promoting Arab women's active participation in social, economic, cultural, and...
Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī was born in al-Beḥīrah governorate in November 1944. In 2005, al-Fiqī defended the amendment that was proposed by President Ḥusnā Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The amendment, which was approved in a public referendum, allows multi-candidate presidential...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Jamāl al-Bannā was born in 1920 in al-Mahmūdiyyah in al-Bihīrah governorate, Egypt. His elder brother was al-Imām Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Despite being the brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Bannā pursued quite different interests. al-Bannā...
Flemming Rose is a Danish journalist, author and since 2010 foreign affairs editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. As culture editor of the same newspaper, he was responsible for the September 2005 publication of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons that led to huge controversy early the...
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the Muftī of Egypt, has endorsed the international initiative for intercultural and understanding that was made by the Grand Imām, Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al- Tayyib, in the closing of the “Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies” held in Abū Dhabī, UAE. 
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
The Imam of the jurists said that Al-Bukhari was equal to Ibn Hanbal, Ibn Rahawayhe and Ibn Al-Madeni. The great Imam Abu Amr Al-Ghafaf threatened the deniers of the Sunna by saying that anyone who said anything against Al-Bukhari deserves to be cursed a thousand times.
The great Imam of Al-Azhar says he is against all the methods of carelessness and ignorance in these schools.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians on Tuesday (March 20) attended the funeral of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III that started at Saint Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah amidst unprecedented security measures to control the pope-loving masses who tried to enter the cathedral...
Differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists over the constitution have taken a new turn after al-Nūr Party and the Building & Development Party called for amending Article II of the Constitution to clearly indicate that the Islamic sharī’ah is the main source of legislation while...
*/ Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayīb, has resumed his meetings after Eīd al-Fitr, with intellectuals and thinkers from various spectrums on the activation of the Azhar document after approval from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).  
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
On Wednesday, al-Maydān published an interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imām of the Azhar.   Al-Tayyib said that those who carried out the bombing of the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria on New Year’s Day are “enemies of the Prophet.”   The interviewer told the Grand Imām that...
Rose al-Yūsuf reports that the crisis between the Azhar and the Egypt Peace Lovers Society has escalated.   It says this is because the society, headed by Hānī ‘Azīz, had "jumped onto" the proposal by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the Grand Imām of the Azhar, for the creation of a joint Muslim-Christian...
People's Assembly member Ahmad al-Sahafi wants to know what the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments has done to encourage imāms to push for acceptance and co-existence between the country's Copts and Muslims, especially in light of the New Year's Day attack on a church in Alexandria.   According to a...
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