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A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, said that the spread of violence and terrorism, both in the past and now, has not taken place because of religions, but rather because of deviation from sound religious teachings that call for coexistence, tolerance, and respect for diversity.
A fierce campaign has been launched recently against anyone who dares to express controversial opinions or arguments regarding religion on the grounds that one must be an expert on religion to be entitled to express an opinion on the matter.
Since the call for religious reform until this day, we have not reached an agreement about the purpose of this step.
Al-Azhar has resumed its scholarly program after the fasting month of Ramaḍān, focusing on elucidating Islamic heritage books with a target of 60 books a week under the guidance of the Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb.
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Shahāwī, the chief of the Shāfʿī Sufi Order in Egypt, said that Ṣūfīsm, like any other branch of science, is guided by ten principles. He added that Ṣūfīsm concerns self-exploration and the pursuit of virtuous ethics, as well as the renunciation of bad manners.
A legal representative for Aḥmad Ḥijāzī, who is facing charges of contempt of religion, contested the validity of the prosecution’s investigation into a video clip depicting Hijazī reciting the Qurʾān with the verses melodized to the tunes of the ʿūd (Arab lute).
Al-Azhar, under the leadership of Grand Imām Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, has been committed to preserving the moderate nature of Islam, despite efforts by extremists on either side to undermine and distort its image through their troubled understanding of Islamic teachings.
Al-Azhar expressed its welcoming and appreciation for the decision taken by the UN concerning making efforts towards combatting Islamophobia or hatred towards Islam, and sending a special UN envoy for combatting this phenomenon. The UN also condemns any speech or action that may contribute to the...
The Dār al-Iftāʾ booth at the 55th edition of the Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) said that it is receiving visitors at Hall 4 – B50, to communicate and provide them with summaries of books and publications during this year’s major Egyptian cultural event.


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