The article is an interview with Sir Derek Plumbly, the British ambassador in Cairo who is about to leave Cairo and return to Britain. At the end of his tenure, Plumbly reflects on his feelings toward Egypt and how the country has changed.
The extremist right-wing of The Netherlands has opposed the appointment of Dr. Ṭāriq Ramaḍān at the University of Leiden Islamic Studies Chair, under claims that it had been financed by the fascist state of Oman.
Last week’s Egyptian press tended to reflect on the reasons behind and potential consequences of the eye-catching phenomenon of Niqāb-clad women prevailing in all classes of society.
In the article, a parliamentary member has launched an inquiry into the Prime ministry for not curbing what he described as chaos of Fatwás on satellite channels as well as in state religious institutions.
The following text presents a number of the most popular Islamic Dā‘iyahs in the modern time.
The author discusses a television program entitled, ‘King Farouk – Egypt’s last king,’ and the image of the monarchy as being inductive to driving Egypt toward development and pluralism.
The author discusses the tradition of Ramaḍān Ifṭār banquets, and the “rosy picture” that they present of Muslim-Christian relations.
The article discusses the process of increasing the space allocated for religious items in the media during the Muslim holy month of Ramaḍān, and the decrease in articles that discuss topics related to non-Muslims.
Ridā ‘Awaḍ examines the opinions of Muslim scholars on the issue of imposing security measures on Muslim worshippers who wanted to seclude themselves inside mosques during the last ten days of Ramaḍān.
‘Amr Bayyūmī reports on the statements of Archpriest Bīshūy
Nārūz, deputy-secretary of the Bishopric of Qinā, who affirmed that
the bishopric decided to cancel its annual Iftār celebration in protest
to the governorate’s frequent disregard of the church’s demands to build or
Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm is a “perambulatory exile.” The international press and political leadership support the cause of Ibrāhīm who is facing eight claims filed against him by influential members of the ruling National Democratic Party in Egypt. More details in the following lines.
The author talks about the concept of ‘endowments’ in Egypt where he suggests it could be a solution for many economic problems if it is developed to become economically efficient.
Fādī Ḥabashī reports on the statements of Bishop Maximus I, bishop of the first St. Athanasius Church in Egypt, about his church’s plan to organize the celebration of the ’relative day.’
The phenomenon of Christians organizing Iftār banquets for Muslims during the month of Ramad...
The author points out the comportments that ignite sectarian sedition in Egypt. He refers to a number of Coptic and Muslim Web sites that attack the other religion.
Ḥasan ‘Allām interviews Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, Egyptian minister of religious endowments, who speaks about important issues of concern to Muslims.
Pope Shenouda bade Muslims good tidings for the upcoming Ramaḍān and asserted the unity of Muslims and Christians in Egypt during the patriotic union Iftār.
The U.S. State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report 2007 has strongly criticized the Egyptian government for engaging in procedures that stifle the religious freedom of its religious minorities.
Youssef Sidhom considers the rumors about President Mubārak’s health, and questions why Egyptians were so ready to listen to and acknowledge them.
Archpriest Father Athanasius Butrus of Mar Girgis Church in Manshīyat al-Sadr district, Cairo, recalls his memories of Ramaḍān.