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Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
In the aftermath of the brutal assassination of Palestinian American Aljazeera [al-Jazīra] reporter Shireen Abu Akleh [Shīrīn Abū ʿĀklih] (May 11th 2022) by occupying Israeli military forces in Jenin, our British friend William Morris, cofounder and Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation...
A great deal of controversy was sparked by the announcement of the Egyptian Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa concerning plans to translate the Quran into Hebrew, with the aim of countering the inaccurate interpretation of the current Hebrew versions.
Interview with Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, Founder of the Wasatia Movement in Palestine and Director of the Wasatia Academic Institute in Jerusalem. Conducted by former CAWU intern Janneke Wijman on May 5th, 2020, via online platform Zoom. Both Janneke Wijman and Dr. Dajani Daoudi agreed...
The first light from the crescent moon determines the start of the lunar month which is of great importance to Islam and other religions. The start of Ramadan and other religious obligations depend on a lunar calendar. It is thus understandable that the new moon has long been a matter of Muslim...
Today, the United States recognized the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks.  However, al-Azhar condemned the vicious crimes against the Armenians a hundred years ago in a fatwa, showcasing the moral role and social responsibility that al-Azhar had at the time. 
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
Professor of Islamic Thought and Philosophy at al-Azhar University Āmna Nuṣayr has sparked a heated debate on social media after stating that nothing in Islam prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man.

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