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The discussion at the CAWU seminar led to numerous comments about the contribution of former European Parliament member Bas Belder since he had based his paper on controversial Coptic political activist sources in the USA and Europe which are mostly not in line with that of church leaders and...
A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
The September 2020 Webinar “Comparing inclusive Citizenship in Egypt with Europe,” led to a discussion about the so-called Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar, a 9th-century document prohibiting church building, the rebuilding of destroyed churches, and displaying a cross on...
An Azhari scholar said that authentic Sufism is the veneration of ‘Āl al-Bayt (the Prophet’s Household), as well as the pursuit of the ethics of the Prophet Muḥammad, adding that every Muslim must illuminate their hearts with prayers to God and glorification of the Prophet.
The dean of the Uṣul al-Dīn (Theology) College in al-Minūfīya province, Dr. Khālid ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said Imām al-Sayīd al-Badawī has enriched Islamic Sufism, adding that the imām had dreamt of coming to Egypt three times.
On Sunday (November 5), the Ṣūfī orders are marking the anniversary of the arrival of the head of the Prophet Muḥammad’s grandson, Imām al-Ḥusayn, in Egypt. The al-Rifāʿīya Order followers will be holding their annual celebrations at the headquarters of the General Sheikhdom of Ṣūfī Orders.
Hundreds of followers of the different Ṣūfī Orders celebrated the mūlid (birthday anniversary) of the al-ʿĀrif Billāh al-Sayyid Aḥmed al-Badawī in squares near al-Aḥmedī Mosque in the city of Ṭanṭā, the capital of al-Gharbīya province.
Adherents of the historic Ṣūfī leader, Abū al-Ḥasan al-Shādhilī, went in great numbers into the mountainous valley of Ḥumaythira, in the city of Marsā ʿAlam, to visit his mausoleum.
Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī was one of the greatest imāms of Egypt, known for his scholarly contributions to Islam, such as Tafsīr al-Jalālayn, in addition to other books related to the rules of the Qurʾān.
Muḥyī al-Dīn Ibn ͑Arabī (1165-1240) was a renowned Ṣūfī philosopher, poet, and sage. He is considered one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers and is often referred to by his disciples and students, as well as other Ṣūfīs, as “al-Shaykh al-Akbar” (The Greatest Master). The Ṣūfī Order of al-...


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