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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...
Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
Anṣār al-Sharīʿa (Supporters of Islamic Law), an extremist group in Libya that the UN and the US had classified as “terrorists,” declared in a statement that it had disbanded itself. 
The Faculty of Sharīʿa & Law in Cairo organized a symposium under the title ‘Principles of International Humanitarian Law and Common Denominators with the Principles of Islamic Sharīʿa.’
Led by Dr. ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd el-Hādī, the General Union of Arab Writers and the General Syndicate of the Egyptian Writers Union expressed their sincere support for the Grand Imām Aḥmad el-Ṭayyīb and his courageous and noble stance towards the Palestinian issue and what is happening in Gaza in particular...
Veteran journalist, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, highlighted the pressing need for Egyptians to prioritize the preservation of rational thinking, which he said is a fundamental objective of Islamic sharīʿa.
Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, expressed his significant distress over the ongoing situation in the Gaza Strip amidst an “inhumane, unjustifiable and weak” global silence.
Maḥmūd al-Habbāsh, an advisor to the Palestinian President, Maḥmūd ʿAbbās, and the Palestinian Authority’s Top Sharīʿa Judge and Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, condemned the “racist assault” by a group of “terrorist settlers” on a Christian monk in occupied Jerusalem. The assailants had...
Media guru Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā said that political Islamist groups are troubled by Valentine’s Day and consider it ḥarām (religiously impermissible). He pointed out however that Valentine’s Day could be viewed as an important occasion in the tough reality Egyptians are going through amidst political and...
The Muslim Council of Elders, led by Grand Imām of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, expressed “deep concerns” over the threats made by the Israeli occupation forces to launch a military operation in the city of Rafaḥ, which is located in the southern Gaza Strip and is currently densely populated with...

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