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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
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...
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...
[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
The power of religion among the people of Egypt is great and widely recognized. This helped Islamists movements to overthrow the regime of President Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011 and brought President Muḥammad Mursī to power in 2012-2013. But how to measure Egyptian religiosity? Previous presidents had to...
Dr Aḥmad Karīma, professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at al-Azhar University, has attacked the draft personal status law that is currently being reviewed in the House of Representatives. Shaykh Aḥmad Karīma stressed that the proposed penalty for a husband who does not inform his wife of his...
The Egyptian society has showed us the best example of harmonious coexisting by not distinguishing between its citizens. Shawqī ʿAllām, Mufti of Egypt, Head of the General Secretariat of international Fatwa Authorities, said: “ Celebrating New Year’s Eve, the birth day of our prophet Jesus, son of...
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...
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ clarified, in official fatwā No 5016, published on its official website, its ruling regarding the use of comics to make fun of people, in response to a question received, was answered by the Grand Mufti of the Republic Shawqī ʿAllām.
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib has weighed in on several women’s issues that are being studied and reviewed at al-Azhar, stressing that women possess rights whether individually or as part of a family. 

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