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Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
In the past, it was common in Egypt to hear women reciting Qur’ān in public ceremonies, religious events, funerals, weddings, big mosques, and even on the radio. Before the Second World War, some senior shaykhs issued a fatwa stating that women's voice is `awrah[an Islamic term that refers to...
In the building opposite the Road 9 Metro market Mr. Mahmoud Farag’s [Maḥmūd Faraj] family handcraft shop is accessible by a set of stairs.  You won’t know what to expect until you get inside and begin staring, awestruck at the artwork covering his shop.            
Egyptian media anchor, Yusrī Fūda, producer and host of a new international Arab language program, The Fifth Estate, for the German-financed international Deutsche-Welle (DW), has criticized some of the conceptions adopted by Islamist groupings, in particular, the Muslim Brotherhood.
I do not understand what the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Ahmad al-Tayyeb) meant when he said that “there is a conspiracy plan for combating religion and annulling its role in giving direction in life, a plan that aims at destructing the heritage of traditions.” In my opinion, heritage and religion are...
Intellectual schizophrenia is one of the basic components in the historical discourse of Islamic thought and religion. The phenomena of this component are manifested in many issues, some of which have been surrounded and protected by a solid shield of sacredness based on ignorance of the nature of...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
The Islamophobia Observer welcomed the call of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterich to address intolerance and to fight Muslim discrimination, where he pledged to stand up to intolerance for Muslims and humanity, as part of a high-level action to combat discrimination and hatefulness against...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Hilmī Al-Nunem, on Wednesday evening, attended the church's celebration of the Holy Family flight into Egypt in the Church of the Abu Serga and Bachus in Old Cairo.
Safwat Seifin Labīb, alias Safwat al-Battātī, is a Coptic poet. Born in Qena in the early 1960s, al-Battātī, brought together Muslims and Copts into one fabric.
`Ali Jūm`ah, member of the Senior `Ulema Council and former Mufti of Egypt, launched an attack on the Muslim Brotherhood, describing them as a “terrorist group that persists to Mūshrik (polytheist) attitude.”
Shaikh `Abdallah Nasr, better known as Shaikh Mīzū, criticized what he terms the Sunni marriage of Salafis in Upper Egypt, especially in Sohāj, with minor girls under the age of 18, considering such marriages as `Ūrfī (not officially registered).
Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shaikh of Al-Azhar Institution, said that “The Qūr'ān did not specify a punishment for those who enter Islam and later renounces it, but there are ahādith permitting the killing of a person who has renounced Islam, hence becoming a threat to his own self and to...
Egypt's Ministry of [religious] Endowments found a Qūr'ān manuscript that dates back to the 10th century in the Sīdī `Ateya Abu al-Rīsh Mosque in Damanhūr, Beheira Governorate, north of Egypt.
The case of Dr. Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid will remain a salient example of contempt of religion in the 90s of last century. Professor Nasr Hāmed Abu Zaid, one of the leading liberal theologians in Islam, while not denying that the Qūr'ān was of divine origin, he argued that it was a "cultural product"...
Between rejection and acceptance reflect the reaction in political circles and Islamic movements to the law on building churches, which was adopted during the plenary session of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. However, all these reactions, the view of Al-Azhar in this regard remained...
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
The church construction law has raised a lot of controversy during its preparation process, including its restrictive articles on security and governor's approval. However, one village seems remained unaffected of all these security complications and bureaucratic procedures; fears of provoking...
During the Laylat al-Qadr (Night Of Decree) ceremony organized on Wednesday by Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments, President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi called to avoid acts of "extremism and fanaticism" that harm the religion of Islam, according to a statement disclosed by the Presidency.
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