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Last Friday, Sheikh Abdel Karim Mustafa refused to preach to the people in a mosque in Qena because the Ministry of Religious Endowments refused to give him a reward. He asked those present to change the time of the prayers.
Dr. Ahmed Sobhi Mansour said that he had been treated unfairly by many people just because he opposed them in their opinions. He said he did not deny the Sunna, but he asked the scholars of the Azhar to delete the mistakes that were committed when the Sunna was written.
Sheikha Nadia, a female sheikh, has developed treatment against diseases with magic and jinns. Azhar scholars, however, don’t believe in her way of curing since is not even able to read the Qur’an correctly.
Dr. Mohammed Al-Ahmadi Aboul Nour, who is a professor of Hadith and the interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, the dean of Al-Azhar University Girls’ College and the former Minister of Religious Affairs, is poised to refute all the arguments made by Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin in his recently-published and...
The Ministry of Social Affairs had closed the feminist association that was headed by Dr. Nawal Al-Sadawi in 1991. She has come back in order to establish an Egyptian feminist league in Egypt but the minister declared she had not approved it.
Al-Amr bil-Maarouf wal-Nahy an al-Munkar (AMNM), literally Commanding Virtue and Banning Vice, is the vice police Egyptians used to hear of in the more conservative Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia. Dressed in Islamic garb, its members roam the streets to check passers-by are adhering to the...
Dr. Tāriq al-Zumur, official spokesman for al-Jamā’ah al-Islāmīyah has emphasized that Coptic citizens have the full right to freely circulate their religious and cultural heritage. [Muhammad Hassan, al-Ahrām, August 15, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
There was much surprise in the U.S. at Egyptian President Muhammad Mursī’s recent shake-up of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) leadership. The Los Angeles Times suggests that this proves him ‘a better political tactician than many had believed’ [Rīm ‘Abd al-Latīf, Egypt president's...
The Egyptian popular newspaper al-Fajr published the text of a leaflet calling to kill Christians, increasing fear among Christians in Egypt. Jihad Watch distributed news about this to a wide western audience, deeply increasing Western concerns for Christians in Egypt. Muhammad Habīb, former...
The decision of President Muhammad Mursī to remove long-time Defense Minister Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Lieutenant General...
Ibrahim Karim claimed on TV that he can diagnose any disease by use of geometrical shapes and the medicine will be pieces of gold, silver and bronze which are sold at one of the jewelers in the City Center. He also claimed his method of treatment is supported by the Azhar. The Azhar is now...
The great Imam of Al-Azhar says he is against all the methods of carelessness and ignorance in these schools.
The Shūrá Council in its session of August 7, 2012 approved the proposals of its General Committee regarding the appointment of Editors-in-Chief of the national (state-supported) newspapers for the next three years.The appointments encompassed 80 percent of editors-in-chief (1).
AWR's Diana Maher Ghali reviews Raymond Ibrahim's article “Copts to be Excluded from Egypt’s Constitutional Committee for Believing Jesus is Son of God?” on Jihad Watch on August 8, 2012.
Throughout Egypt the justice system is known to be very slow. Though it has a long and respectable history, as the population exploded and litigation increased, many turn to non-traditional methods to avoid spending a year or more in court.
When hardline Sheikh Abdel Sabur Sahin was fighting a fierce battle to declare professor Nasr Hamed Abu Zeid a renegade and separate him from his wife, judge Gabr Ibrahim Gabr of Cairo Court was fighting a similar battle by banning Youssef Chahine’s controversial film "The Immigrant". Shahin and...
Sheikha Nadia is the new phenomenon in the medical world. She claims that she has the ability to cure the people from their diseases and drive the devils out of them. What is amazing about her is that she has got a license to work from Al-Azhar. A lot of people have been contradicting her methods...
The call went out in the media, Facebook, and by text message: The Maspero Youth Union summons Copts for a mass demonstration at the cathedral to demand the church withdraw from the constituent assembly. In the end, twenty people came. Most were members of the Maspero leadership.   
Saudi Arabian newspaper Al-Watan praised the appointment of Hishām Qandīl as the new Prime Minister (PM) of Egypt and described it as a "positive move". Al-Watan added that appointing Egypt's PM was long overdue since President Muhammad Mursī came to power and was important for maintaining...
I participated this week in a meeting to which I was invited by friend novelist Dr. 'Azzah Kāmil, Director of Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development Organization [ACT]. The meeting’s title was “Towards Effective Strategies for Combating Violence and Trafficking of Women and Girls”....
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