Results for Category: Religion

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The Samaritans: The World’s Oldest and Smallest Sect

Samaritans consider themselves Palestinian citizens and they had a seat in the Palestinian Legislative Council during the era of the late President Yasser Arafat, while the Israeli authorities also granted all the Samaritans the Israeli nationality, even those residing in Nablus in the West Bank, which is under the authority of the Palestinian state.

Yom Kippur – The Holiest Day for the Jews

Yom Kippur has been associated with a sad memory for the Jews in Israel since 1973, when the armies of Egypt and Syria attacked the Israeli occupied forces. During their celebration, the Egyptian forces managed to cross the Bar Lev Line and go deep into the Sinai Peninsula, which was occupied by Israel in 1967.

The History of Judaism

Conservative and Reform Judaism are more liberal. Conservative Judaism follows a traditional interpretation of the religion. There are also secular Jews who do not follow rabbinical laws, yet consider themselves Jewish since they are born to a Jewish family and raised in the Jewish culture with a Jewish identity.

Rachid Ghannouchi, the Islamist Who Believes in Inclusion and Compromise

Rachid Ghannouchi is founder of the Tunisian Islamist movement Ennahda and one of the most prominent modernizing Islamist thinkers in Tunisia and the Arab world.

Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb: A Key Player in Post-Revolution Egypt

Throughout the political upheaval of the past seven years, el-Tayeb has succeeded in maintaining al-Azhar’s key role in Egypt’s power dynamics, by strongly supporting the regime and the army, preventing major internal changes at al-Azhar and ensuring Islam retains a central role in public policies.

Sudanese Novelist Leila Aboulela Becomes International Figure Through Religion, Alienation

“I started writing from day one. I wanted to clarify the psychology and emotions of someone who has a religious creed. I was very interested in going deep, not just looking at Islam as a cultural or political identity, but as a more essential component. Therefore, faith in my literary works is deeper than identity and more important than gender, nationality, class or race. At the same time, I do not deny or overlook such elements.”