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Sheikh Abū al-Yazīd Salāma, an Azharī scholar, responds to two common claims that the  Qurʾān contains grammatical errors.
Imām Fāḍl Sulaymān responded in 2018 to allegations of Dr. Hans Jansen on whether Sūra 2: 256, there shall be no compulsion in religion, had been abrogated. This discussion is essential since the verse’s abrogation is argued for by the Islamist extremists that Hans Jansen studied. This position...
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.
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...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
  Prof. Usama Nabīl, head of the French Department at the Faculty of Languages and Translation at Al-Azhar University, delivered a lecture on the Islamic-Christian dialogue at the Department of Politics at Sorbonne University. The lecture focused on the important value of dialogue in Islam.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia revealed in a statement of its embassy yesterday that all Qur’ān copies of the King Fahd Complex are correct
The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
The article claims that there are currently copies of the Qur’ān in circulation that contain numerous mistakes, including the omission of individual verses, as well as entire Sūrahs. In some case, the sequence of the Sūrahs are incorrect. The book in question bears the name of an international...
  In this second of a three part series on the late Egyptian scholar Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, Professor P.S. van Koningsveld of Leiden University examines the humanistic, yet spiritual legacy of the controversial and beloved Egyptian theologian....    

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