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 [AWR: this interview was recorded, transcribed and translated by Diana Maher Ghali]
Shaykh Hamdī ‘Abd al-Fattāh is a unique personality in Egypt. Little known outside of his home region of Maghagha in Upper Egypt, he is a candidate for parliament running under the banner of the Salafi Nour Party. In and of itself, there is nothing unusual here – the Nour Party has searched for and...
This is the very question many people are asking about the Muslim Brotherhood following the Egyptian Revolution of January 25, 2011. While the world was enthralled by a peaceful youth movement to overthrow a corrupt regime, many feared then, and more fear now, that the aftermath will result in...
Rockstar and peace activist Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) has created a new song "My People" dedicated to the people of Egypt. In Riz Khans program on Al Jazeera he talked about the role of music in the present wave of change. The song will be freely available from his website www.yusufislam....
‘Umaymah ‘Abd al-'Azīz writes about the so-called "fatwá channels," saying that they contradict the basic tenets of religion because of their exaggeration and lack of forgiveness. She added that the satellite channels in question did not care about Egypt's well-being or security, but only looked to...
The Grand Imām, Dr. Ahmad al-Ṭayyib, yesterday received Shaykh Hamzah Aktan, Head of the Supreme Council for Religious Affairs in Turkey, who is currently visiting Egypt. Among the matters they discussed was the Azhar's call for a meeting of Sunnī scholars in preparation for a dialogue meeting...
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...
After a lengthy discussion, the Islamic Research Academy decided to confiscate a number of books, including a French book on the history of religion that contained a picture of the Prophet Muhammad. The Academy also expressed its refusal of the English version of the Qur’ān, claiming it to be...
    CIDT Intern Vanessa Panaligan analyzes the role and effectiveness of a new breed of religious authority--the Islamic telepreacher....  
  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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