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During his talk show aired on Sadda al-Balad TV Channel, program presenter Ahmad Mūsa warned the parliamentary electoral candidates of using religion in their campaigns, noting that some candidates have resorted to bribe voters who are in need of medical treatment, in order to win parliamentary...
Having grown up with a huge share of 19th century European thought which has been heavily affected by the story of “the disenchantment of the world” during which the God of monotheism had taken a couple of heavy knocks, I recently became interested in Islamic religious thought. I soon found out...
Saif Daif Allāh writes:Before the January 2011 Revolution, the Salafis in Egypt were the only religious group that strongly supported the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Their perception at that time was that they denied themselves all political activities, claiming being scholars who...
Egypt’s Dar al-Iftā`, the governmental body in charge of issuing religious edicts, said the conference was another attempt by Islamist factions to legitimize violence and spread chaos across the country. “This is especially clear in the choice of venue. Turkey’s hostility towards Egypt is no...
In a statement he disclosed today, Mr. Samāha al-Sayed Mahmūd al-Sharīf, head of Al-Ashrāf Syndicate, announced that the religious institution in Egypt is integrated under the umbrella of the State, and that Al-Azhar is the beacon of moderate Islam.
Fatwah: Islamic Law prohibits the affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Prof. Mohammad Shouqī ʿUlām, clarified that the affiliation and association with the Muslim Brotherhood is prohibited by Islamic Law because the Islamic religion forbids joining groups like this one...
Member of Egyptian expatriate community in Europe: A friend of Mūrsī’s son attacked the Grand Mufti in Holland  A member of the Egyptian expatriate community in Europe reported that a personal friend of the imprisoned former President Muhammad Mūrsī tried to attack the Grand Mufti of Egypt during...
Shirīn Barūdī: Women have their own minds…choosing to wear the hijab is at their personal discretion  Artist Shirīn Barūdī has said that journalist Sharīf El-Shobashī’s call to remove the headscarf, against which people are planning to protest in Tahrir Square on the 1st May, removes any kind of...
Al-Jamal: Calling women to remove the hijab is ‘an insult to them’  Dr. al-Jamal, Imam and preacher at Sayyida Zaynab Mosque, has stated that removing the hijab means distancing oneself from Islam. Al-Jamal said that calling women and young girls to remove the hijab is an insult to those whom...
Iran releases an activist of the Bahā’ī community The Iranian Security Authorities released on Friday human rights activist Nasīm Ashraqī of the Bahā’ī community after the end of her period of imprisonment which lasted a year in the Evin prison, in the northern part of Teheran. The website “Maf...
The Minister of Endowments warns against mistakes and sins in the religious discourse The Minister of Endowments warns against that religious discourse which turns from objective to subjective, and degrades to mere insults. In a statement on Friday he stated that it is necessary to differentiate...
Burhāmī: “Forbidding circumcision is against the law and the judges’ atonement is not authentic”  Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī, Vice President of the Salafist Call, said that the Personal Status laws in Egypt are derived from Islamic Sharīʿa rulings, and that saying otherwise represents an unfounded claim...
A yearly meeting for Muslims concludes in France with 50,000 participants   On Monday, the 32nd annual meeting for Muslims in France closed in the suburb of Le Bourget in Paris. The event lasted for three days and was organized by the Union of Islamic Organizations in France (non-profit). The...
Doctor Ahmad Tayyib, the Sheikh of al-Azhar, decided to expel a number of teachers in al-Azhar because they purportedly belonged to Muslim Brotherhood. A press release published by al-Azhar asserted that the teachers were ideologically affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  (2 April, 2015, ...
On Sunday, a criminal court in Cairo is overseeing the trial of 494 people accused in the al-Fatah Mosque incident that occurred after the breakup of the Rābaʿa Square sit-in in 2013. Prosecutor General, Hishām Barakāt, decided to transfer the accused to a criminal court because the crimes that...
Businessman Najīb Sawīris says that his family will invest more than 5.2 Billion Egyptian pounds inside Egypt. When asked about his disagreement with the Islamists, Najīb said “I disagree with political Islamic groups, but I am more Muslim than the Muslim Brotherhoods themselves”. Sawīris added “...
Dr. Muhammad Mokhtār Jomʿa, the Minister of Religious Endowments , Al-awqāf, will be leading the Friday prayers in Salam Mosque in Sharm Al-Shaykh. The Friday sermon that will have a unified script and will be distributed all over the Egypt will focus on issues such as “the role of businessmen in...
Egypt's Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawqi `Allām stated that many organizations and groupings have intentionally misinterpreted the relationship between religion and politics in order to serve their own political interests and agendas. According to `Allām, it is important to explain this relationship from...
The Education Ministry and the Ministry of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) called for a revision of the curriculum in religious subjects in order to combat violence and radicalization, and teach future generations tolerance instead. This curricular change is being interpreted within broader efforts...
Al-Azhar which has resisted and persecuted those who have attempted to reform Islam since the end of the 19th century, is now being called upon by Egypt’s president to do what they have long suppressed:. reforming Islam. The response of the shaykhs of al-Azhar has been to announce conferences and...
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