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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 Christians as… 843 kata lagi


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…
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Friday Prayers for Egypt: Azhar Blasphemy


The Azhar defends Islam. The state defends the law. You defend your name.

Together, may Egypt find its way.

The grand imam fired the Azhar University president for calling a prominent critic an infidel. 163 kata lagi


Pope Francis, Islam, and Peace-Building

This interview was first published at Informed Comment.

Dr. Kamal Boraiqa is a lecturer at al-Azhar University and a member of al-Azhar Center for Dialogue, the al-Azhar Observer for Combating Extremism, and the Egyptian Family House. 555 kata lagi


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. 598 kata lagi


Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

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  • 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…
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Egypt's Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row

 Reuters International

MAY 6, 2017 – 

General view of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany


CAIRO (Reuters) – The head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar university, the 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning, has been replaced after describing a leading Islamic researcher as an apostate, official media reports said on Saturday. 144 kata lagi

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