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Four years after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Hassan al-Bannā founded the Muslim Brotherhood in 1928 to bring about political, social and economic reform from an inclusive Islamic perspective. The Muslim Brotherhood became the most active Sunni political faction after the formation of national...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
Since June 30, 2013, sporadic acts of violence and terrorism have risen to the surface of the public sphere, and armed Takfīri groups and movements have systematically adopted the use of violence. However, over time, smaller groups active in different parts of the country, have targeted both state...
Is the country serious about combating terrorism? I don't think so, it's like a country whose fiercely fighting its atonement, but the cost of this is paid by Christians, and intellectuals.
After Egypt's Ministry of Endowments (al-Awqāf) announced the appointment of 144 women to work as preachers in mosques in a decision considered one of the first of its kind, there were questions raised about the nature of the role that will lead them to the inside of Egyptian mosques, and what the...
A recent survey on public opinion in Egypt revealed a general trend towards a religious submission rather than national loyalty. 50 percent of the Egyptian youth surveyed identified themselves as Muslim or Christian. It is true that the survey did not reveal the percentage of followers of both...
The Coptic journalist and thinker, Ashraf Helmi, condemned the intrusion of `Ali Morsi, the chief of the Alexandria district Muharram Bek, into the Virgin Mary Church and the hospital annexed to it under the pretext of stopping restoration works, despite the permit issued by the governor of...
On July 3, 2013, the civil forces united against the Muslim Brotherhood. Their representatives agreed in a meeting with then-army chief 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, Shaykh Al-Azhar and the Pope of the Egyptian Church to oust Muhammad Morsi, in preparation of a transitional period to be followed by...
“Hunger has no religion” is the motto of those who offer the charity table, or mā`idat al-rahmān, in Egypt, for iftār during the fasting month of Ramadan for the poor and needy among Muslims who are unable to provide for themselves and for their families. The Egyptian society is familiar with these...
Egyptian intellectuals and thinkers criticized the anti-hate draft law submitted by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar, to the Presidency, after it has been endorsed by the scholars of Egypt's oldest religious institution.
Attorney General Nabīl Sādiq filed a lawsuit against Yāsir Burhāmī on charges of inciting the explosion of Al-Botroseya Church by preaching rigid fatwas. 
The attack on the Christians was led by a number of Salafists who used mosques to incite these attacks but the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has detained them for a period of more than 12 hours inside the Northern Military Zone without bringing them to trial.   Lawyer Joseph Malāk...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, said there should be no concerns over the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafīs in power, adding the Egyptian people from now on would be watching everyone in public office and all political parties in all their different orientations.  ...
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has denounced the participation of al-Nūr Party in the Third National Youth Conference held in Aswān under the auspices of President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, stressing that the Party is the political wing of the Salafi movement who holds Christians...
In the governorate of al-Qalyubia, 30 kilometers north of Cairo, the district of Shubrā al-Khaymah was the scene of sit-in strikes and road blocking upon rumors some building in the area will be turned into a church.   More than 300 Salafists in the neighborhood of Ibn al-Hakam stormed their way...
Is atheism a new challenge for the Egyptian society? A question that is often raised on whether it is a new phenomenon or only a matter that concerns a small number of young people influenced by social networking. The number of those who recognize atheism cannot be identified in the absence of...
Head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), Najīb Jūbra'īl, filed claim against Eng. `Abd al-Mūn`em al-Shahhāt head of the Salafi Da`wa for insulting Christianity and contempt of its creed.
Nāder al-Serafī, founder of Coptic 38, revealed the reasons behind his resignation from Al-Nūr Party, the political arm of the Salafi Da`wa, referring to the Party's stance over the church building law adopted by the House of Representatives on August 31.
Is the church trying to impose its influence on the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and play a role that is against the steps on the road to democracy in Egypt and the formation of the first parliament after the revolution? wonders Mulhim al-'Isawī in an opinion article in al-Rahmāh...
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