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Dr. Tàriq Al-Juharì held a conference at the Center for Arab West Understanding. Moreover, he briefly discussed three major points, and then moved to answering the questions. Dr. Al-Juharì focused on three topics: the first one was: the idea of Sufism. The second one: He discussed the current...
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
About 1,574,000 Muslims (3% of the Italian population) are living in Italy, the majority of which of foreign origin. They constitute 29,2% of the migrant community and only 30% are European Muslims (from Albania, Moldavia, Kosovo), whereas 52,7% are from Africa (37,8% from North Africa).[1] The...
I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
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...
Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharīf, headed to the Italian capital of Rome in early October to attend the Summit of Religious Leaders for Climate Change under the title (Faith and Science) on the 4thOctober, a prelude to the UN Conference COPE 26 (the 26h UN Climate Change...
HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are currently visiting Egypt, their first visit to the country in 15 years. Prince Charles is well-known for his work in interfaith dialogue. Prof. Dr. Hassan M. Wageih Hassan [Ḥassan Muḥammad Wajīh Ḥassan], a close friend of Arab-West Report, recalls the...
In a meeting with the Dutch ambassador Han-Maurits Schaapveld in Cairo, on Tuesday, Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib stated that world peace today faces a major problem called the “arms economy”, which is based on the manufacture of hatred and igniting conflicts in order to achieve profit at the expense of...

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