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Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
1. Should intercultural dialogue emphasize cultural differences, similarities, or give equal attention to both? Please explain your answer. I still think a certain balance is needed, but when it comes to explaining similarities in a shallow way this could be problematic, for instance saying that...
The British Government is hosting the international Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The conference will be held in London on July 5 and 6, and in which Egypt will participate.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) may have disappeared but their ideology and that of al-Qa’ida [al-Qāʿida] is still alive, not only in Muslim countries but also in the West. I am using the adjective ‘so-called’ because the overwhelming majority of Muslims does not believe they represent Islam. When...
On Tuesday, January 11, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will hold a temporary archaeological exhibition at the Sharm al-Shaykh Museum under the title “The Journey of the Holy Family” for six months. Nine icons and three rare manuscripts are to be displayed for the first time on the occasion...
In a meeting with the Dutch ambassador Han-Maurits Schaapveld in Cairo, on Tuesday, Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib stated that world peace today faces a major problem called the “arms economy”, which is based on the manufacture of hatred and igniting conflicts in order to achieve profit at the expense of...
The International Conference on Religions for Peace kicked off yesterday in Lindau, Germany. The conference was headed by the Egyptian Dr. ʿAzza Karam, the General Secretary of Religions for Peace Organisation, in addition to 130 speakers and religious leaders attended with 1700 participants in...
The Grand Imam, Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church, held a meeting on Monday at the Vatican, following their participation in the Interfaith Leaders Summit on Climate Change.
The Logos Forum for Coptic Orthodox Youth continues its activities for the seventh consecutive day, under the slogan: “Enjoying the Roots”, in the presence of Pope Tawāḍrūs.
Today, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of See of Saint Mark, met a delegation from the Mediterranean Youth Academy programme, along with Bishop Yūliyyūs, general bishop of Old Cairo Churches and the Bishopric of Public, Ecumenical and Social Service .

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