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Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
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...
The concept of citizenship, the author argues, is in line with the Islamic Sharīʿa . Citizenship has already been applied by the prophet and his companions. The author is in strong disagreement with the presentation of former Dutch Member of the European Parliament Bas Belder. Belder refers, based...
Sheikh Abū al-Yazīd Salāma, an Azharī scholar, responds to two common claims that the  Qurʾān contains grammatical errors.
The Dār al-Iftāʾ confirms that prayers for the dead are religiously permissible and the question about whether prayers reach the deceased or not has no definite answer.
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...
“I have an Islamic library rarely had by even a Muslim shaykh to the point that I buy modern books of tafsīr (exegesis), including those of al-Shaʿrāwī.” Pope Shinūda III, 117th Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, was famous for this response when asked a Muslim him about the claims of the...
The summary or introduction to Dr. Ḥassan Muḥammad Wajīh’s text dating to 2005 was written by Cornelis Hulsman. We translated this article into English which was edited by Dr. Ḥassan Wajīh. Between June 6 and 13 a group of students of the Faculty of Catholic Theology at Aachen University, Germany,...
Fr. Dr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. His latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages, discusses the context in which the Qur’an came into being or as Muslims would formulate this, “was revealed.” In this...
Fr. Emilio Platti (1943-2021) sadly suddenly passed away on October 25, 2021. Dutch Arabist and journalist Eildert Mulder decided to honor his memory through a book review of his latest book De Koran herontdekt, Averbode: Uitgeverij Averbode|‌Erasme N.V, 2020, 96 pages.[1] Platti’s book describes...

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