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Akhbār al-Yawm Portal interviewed three Coptic leaders over their thoughts on whether or not Copts should be allowed to attend al-Azhar University. 
In Egypt, there is a new experiment going on to cultivate the principles of mutual understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of others; a Muslim is teaching at an Evangelical seminary, and a Christian is teaching at al-Azhar. 
Al-Azhar University includes a number of faculties that specialize in Islam but also other faculties not related to religion like commerce, agriculture, science, engineering, medicine, pharmacology, Arabic, linguistics, and translation.  So, why aren’t Christians accepted into these faculties?
The author interviews Bishop Marqus of Shubrā, who talks about the reasons behind sectarian fitnah in Egypt.
Robeir al-Faris discusses the decision announced by Shaykh Ṭanṭāwī regarding permitting Copts to study at the Azhar. He further mentions the recent furor caused by a documentary that depicts Christ from a Muslim perspective.
Subtitle:Saad Zaghloul distributed bibles to excellent students and made, for the first time, the study of Christianity a scholastic subjectNot mentioning the religion on the identity card is an important request. Syria did it, but Egypt continues to refuseThere is a belief that Copts are rich...
In this interview the Vice President of the Azhar University, ‘Abd al-Dāyim Nusayr, discusses problems impeding the Azhar from assuming its role as a "ka‘ba of science" and called for amendments of laws to improve Azhar professors’ salaries. He also confirms that the university accepts...
In a scenario that has already been repeated several times, 31-year-old Coptic lawyer Athanasius William raised the issue of Copts’ joining the Azhar University. When William applied to join the Azhar’s Sharī‘a and Law College, he was denied access in accordance with the university’s rules that...
The head of the Azhar University’s decision to compel Christian students to memorize the Holy Qur’ān has angered educated Christians. They consider the decision a contravention, both of the Egyptian constitution, and of the principle of equality.


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