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Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
Dina Bouchkouch, a Muslim Moroccan- French student, interned twice at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, once in 2017 and again in 2019. In 2017 Dina came to know Egyptian Christianity. She wrote about Saint Simon the Tanner’s Monastery and went with Chinese intern Shangyun Shen to Maghagha,...
Former French-Moroccan CAWU intern Dina Bouchkouch spoke with students at the webinar of June 22-24, 2020, about her personal experiences with interfaith/intercultural dialogue and why CAWU has been so important to her own personal development. This text was recorded and edited by the different...
My name is Eya Bouchech [Āya Būshish], I am a 20 years old and I am Tunisian. At this moment, I am having a mind full of thoughts, tears on my cheeks and a smile. I was praying asking God to show me the right way, and thanking Him for everything, for His plans, all the love He gave to all of us,...
The paper aims at presenting the religious education at the German School in Cairo (DEO) as one of the very few examples of schools offering interreligious education in Egypt.  In order to give the cooperative religious education at DEO a fair examination,
Nour Saad is Egyptian, a former student at the DEO, studies political science and sociology in Germany, and interned between March 1 and April 2, 2020, with the Center for Arab-West Understanding where she wrote a report about the cooperative religious education at the German Evangelical...
Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
In evaluating the webinar Dr. Matthew Anderson appreciated the work done but said we should also address secularism. People often question religions for this and that. “Secularism is often given a free pass in these conversations as if there aren’t questions we can ask about secularism, as if there...
This text about Dutch Arabist and scholar of Islam Prof. Dr. Johannes (Hans) G. Jansen (1942-2015) is based on Cornelis Hulsman’s personal experiences with Prof.
Dr. Hans Jansen has long played a role fuelling Islamophobia in the West. I understand his views on Islam have been greatly influenced by the writings and arguments of extremists. It is sad that such extremists have based their views on the Qur’an, Sīra and Sunna. I am pleased Cornelis Hulsman has...

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