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An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
From the heart of the Bahraini capital, Manama, which has witnessed the Pope’s historic visit, and in a gesture to renounce sectarian conflict, Imam Aḥmed Al-Ṭayyeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar, shared an invitation to Islamic scholars all over the world, regardless of their affiliation, to dialogue: “As I...
King Abdullah II of Jordan highlights the progress made within Sharīʿa courts in terms of number of cases considered, number of judges, and services provided to Sharīʿa courts in Jerusalem.
Today, Arab countries and the Islamic world celebrate the birth of the Prophet, but the way they celebrate differs between buying sweets they are used to eating every year, preparing food and distributing it to the poor, and other rituals for celebrating this day.
Prof. Dr. Hassan Wagieh [Ḥassan Wajīh] is a Professor Emeritus, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Languages, at the prestigious Azhar University in Egypt. Prof. Wajīh is a long-time friend of Cornelis Hulsman, editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report/Dialogue Across Borders. In April 2022 Hulsman...
Fr. Dr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. His latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages, discusses the context in which the Qur’an came into being or as Muslims would formulate this, “was revealed.” In this...
Fr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. Dutch Arabist and journalist Eildert Mulder decided to honor his memory through a book review of his latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages.[1] Platti’s book describes...
The past few months witnessed two noticeable attacks in the media on Imam Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar. Last February, al-Ṭayyib was harshly criticized after old statements of his were discussed again and interpreted to permit “wife beating”. On that day, Dār al-Iftāʾ tweeted, via its...
The Lady of Heaven was able to provoke controversy since its premiere last week in Britain. The film has sparked many protests across the country, where over 120,000 people signed a petition calling for the film to be banned because it touched on Islamic sanctities in an inappropriate way. In...
The Islamic Research Academy launched the first female advocacy convoy of al-Azhar preachers to the Red Sea governorate. Female preachers from various governorates of the Republic participated, under the directives of the Grand Imam, Prof Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib , to advocate the role of female...

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