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The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Muḥammad bin Zāyid, announced the inauguration of the Grand Mosque of Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and the Church of St. Francis in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.
Professor Harald Suermann visited the CIDT office and delivered a lecture about Christian attitudes toward Muslims during the Umayad era. An article also reflects on a Gallup poll that states that Egypt is the most religious country in the world.
While Islamic institutions and Islamic scholars do their best to initiate a fruitful effective dialogue with the Vatican, the latter still needs to address Muslims in a more rational and diplomatic way. The author doubts the Vatican faithfulness to its dialogue with Islam.
The Shaykh of the Azhar Muhammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī referred to the possibility of resuming the Azhar-Vatican dialogue that stopped after the Roman Catholic pope’s highly-publicized and controversial lecture on Islām.
After four months of estrangement between the Azhar and the Vatican, the Vatican Ambassador in Cairo, Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald visited Shaykh ‘Umar al-Dīb, chairman of the Permanent Committee for Inter-religious Dialogue, in his office at the Azhar headquarters.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
In a meeting, the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar decided to cut ties with the Vatican. Meanwhile the Muftī established contact with the Anglican church in the U.K.
The author deals with the issue of dialogue among civilizations and suggestions to strengthen interfaith coexistence, stressing that all parties to a dialogue have to reject generalized judgments, which, he said, pose the gravest threat to this process.
The last two years witnessed increasing Western attacks on Islam. Muslim reactions, however, in many cases Muslims violent reactions, enforced the negative image of Islam. Nevertheless, some Muslim intellectuals called for peaceful reactions through changing the violent image of Islam by showing...
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.

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