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The dismal state of some of Egypt’s Islamic scholars

Muslim scholar Salem Abdel Galil – Photo via Egypt today Sheikh Salem Abdel Galil, a prominent Egyptian Muslim scholar and former deputy minister for proselytization at Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, sparked a far-reaching controversy this week after he described … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 19 ( May 8- 14)

Top Headlines IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt Thomas Cook cancels hundreds of flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Foreign Office guidance Egypt’s Sisi receives an invite to upcoming Riyadah Trump summit Egyptian … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Egypt’s Al-Azhar?

Grand Imam of al-Azhar ( Photo via Al-Azhar) Last Friday, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Ahmed Hosny, was sacked after only three months in the position, after labelling Muslim reformer and TV host Islam Al-Beheiry an apostate. This may … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 17 (April 24-30)

Pope Francis with Al-Azhar Grand Imam – via BBC Top Headlines Pope Francis visits Egypt to promote “unity and fraternity” Egypt’s Coptic pope signs agreement with Pope Francis on baptism recognition A Swiss court ordered Egyptian naturalgas companies to pay Israel … Continue reading

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Remembering Islam El-Behery on his Birthday

  Islam el-Behery Via Youm 7 newspaper “Today is Islam El-Behery’s birthday”____ Facebook has always been diligent in sending Birthdays notification, but this one was awkward. What is the point in writing a Facebook message to a man in prison? … Continue reading

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The Plight of Non-Islamist Muslims

When it comes to Islam, terminologies can be baffling and hotly disputed. Muslims, Islam, Islamism, and radicalism can all be confusing labels. But with the escalating waves of terror flowing around the globe, it is paramount to demystify the fog … Continue reading

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Yazidi girl Nadia Murad visits Egypt

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, the 21-year old Yazidi woman brutally tortured and raped by ISIS fighters in Iraq, has embarked on a very tricky mission: to confront the Muslim world with the crimes of ISIS. She is visiting Egypt to … Continue reading

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New Controversy Rages around the Hijab in Egypt

( Dr.Ali Gomaa’s comments with English subtitles) The debate around Islamic headscarves (Hijab) and an Islamic dress code for women is still raging in Egypt. Sheikh Ali Gomaa, an internationally known Islamist jurist and Egypt’s ex-Grand Mufti (top interpreter of … Continue reading

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Egypt’s heated religious debates

Last week, the privately owned Egyptian satellite channel Al-Qaherah wal Nas decided to pull the controversial talk show “With Islam” at Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh’s request. The show’s host, Islam al-Behery, is a controversial figure in Egypt because of his candid … Continue reading

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