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An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
The young man, Sharīf Jābir, received a sentence of a total of five years in jail by the al-Ismāʿīlīya Court of Misdemeanour for posting films on social media that incited atheism and insulted religion. Prior to this, he had caused controversy with videos he posted on his YouTube channel...
The Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, stated that it is not in the authority of the ʿulemāʾ (scholars) to judge someone to be a kāfir (disbeliever). He added that such a ruling can only take place after meticulous verification and through the judiciary.
Researcher Islām al-Buḥayrī, a member of the board of trustees of the Takwīn foundation, said the foundation has respect for all religions and has never been in conflict with al-Azhar or the church.
Atheists deny the existence of a God and believe that this universe has come about without a creator. They affirm that material and substance are eternal and everlasting and presume that they have created themselves.
A legal representative for Aḥmad Ḥijāzī, who is facing charges of contempt of religion, contested the validity of the prosecution’s investigation into a video clip depicting Hijazī reciting the Qurʾān with the verses melodized to the tunes of the ʿūd (Arab lute).
Al-Azhar expressed its welcoming and appreciation for the decision taken by the UN concerning making efforts towards combatting Islamophobia or hatred towards Islam, and sending a special UN envoy for combatting this phenomenon. The UN also condemns any speech or action that may contribute to the...
Media guru Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā said that political Islamist groups are troubled by Valentine’s Day and consider it ḥarām (religiously impermissible). He pointed out however that Valentine’s Day could be viewed as an important occasion in the tough reality Egyptians are going through amidst political and...
The al-Nuzha Misdemeanor Court sentenced musician Aḥmad Ḥijāzī to six months in prison and a bail of 2,000 Egyptian pounds (roughly $64.65) on charges of contempt of religion after he appeared in a video singing verses the Holy Qurʾān to the tune of the oud.
The works of Egyptian author, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsa, tend to cause controversy when they are adapted into movies, as he is known for being outspoken on thorny religious issues, and often comes under harsh criticism and accusations of attempting to shake religious beliefs.


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