Jacob Wirtschafter, J Wirtschafter, Amr El Tohamy is an author at Religion News Service.
Egyptian seminary renews its claim as arbiter of Islam’s true meaning
CAIRO (RNS) — With Islam under global scrutiny and ISIS projecting power over the internet, Al-Azhar University’s observatory has set out to counter terrorist messaging.
Threatened with an end to Shariah divorce, Egypt’s imams work to save marriages
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