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A source close to the Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, told al-Watan that, the latter had decided to prolong his holidays in his hometown in the Luxor Province in Upper Egypt, concerned on the attempts to what they called the “Brotherhoodization” of the Ministry of Awkaf or Awqāf (...
An article in the English The Telegraph on Jan. 13 said that the number of Coptic Churches in the United States has grown from four churches to 200 in 40 years. There are so many Coptic refugees from Egypt fleeing, if they can, to the United States that some Coptic Churches have had to be extended...
In preparation for the Christmas celebrations on Sunday (January 6), the Church is taking strict security measures, Nādir Marqus, member of the Coptic Orthodox Millī (Lay) Council, declared. Security committees – beside the Coptic Scout youth- will be in charge of securing all the Churches of...
The State Council of Administrative Court set the coming March 26 as date to rule in the complaint filed by the Arab Center for Transparency and Integrity against the General Prosecution and the Illicit Gains Authority as both have not made any progress in the investigations on illicit gains cases...
Seventeen governorates head to polling stations Saturday, December 22 to vote on the second phase of Egypt’s draft Constitution; observers record a number of electoral violations. [Husayn Ramzī, Al-Misrī Al-Yawm, Dec. 23, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
[About the author: Lamīs Yahyá is a former AWR intern. She is Muslim, studied Egyptology in Egypt and now studies Coptology in Germany, a rare combination that reflects a strong wish to come to mutual understanding between Muslims and Christians. Lamīs Yahyá wrote this text, interesting enough,...
Doug May, an American who works with CIDT as financial manager, is a Catholic priest who provides pastoral services to foreign English-speaking and Egyptian Arabic-speaking communities.  Doug is often asked his opinions about freedom and democracy by both communities.  Having lived and worked in...
The demonstrations and riots surrounding the US Embassy in Cairo and other locations throughout the Islamic world have caused much questioning about Muslims and their attachment to and sensitivity over their faith. While many would agree the film ‘The Innocence of Muslims is crude and insensitive...
Recent years have witnessed a series contradictions in our performance of religious rituals and our morals and behaviors. There are double standards, even among individuals. You may find many people who are, in appearance, religious; they go to mosques frequently, they pray, they wear hijāb, and...
Dr. Muhammad Mūsá 'Uthmān, Professor at the Azhar University, issued a fatwá tukafir (Reviewer's Note: plural of takfīr which means accusing others of being nonbelievers) against all Jamā'āt Islmīyah members. Foremost of these were its members who were involved in the assassination of President al...
Dār al-Iftā' (Ifta House) denounced expatriate Copts calls to produce a movie offending Prophet Muhammad. The statement added that these acts do not represent Egyptian Christians who states, more than one, their respect to religious symbols. These acts only aim of flaming fitnah in the nation. Dr...
“Car Murabaha” is the advertisement published by Banque Misr—one of the most significant and oldest national Egyptian banks, in newspapers for the past few days. The advertisement, published in al-Sha’b al-Jadīd newspaper on September 4, 2012, has noted that (Car Murabaha by Banque Misr is a sharī...
Magdy Hussein, editor-in-chief of Al-Shaab, has now been sentenced to two years in prison for libel. The sentence is the result of the campaign of Al-Shaab of over a year against Youssef Wali, Minister of Agriculture. Hulsman describes Hussein’s views on Islam.
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...
A quarrel erupted on August 22 between Islamists and leftists following Dr. ‘Isām ‘Iryān’s attack on the latter.  ‘Iryān, acting leader of the Freedom and Justice Party, accused leftists of receiving foreign funds and acting superior towards the people. (Ahmad ‘Alām, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 23, p...
There has been widespread condemnation of a fatwá issued by an Azhar Shaykh Hāshim Islām in which he condoned violence against those who are set to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood on August 24, 2012. Islām reasoned that “the 24 August protests are a revolution by ratters against democracy...
Shaykh Ahmad al-Mahallāwī, an Islamic preacher who was in prison during late President Anwar al-Sādāt's time, lashed out at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and accused her of driving a wedge between Muslims and Copts. He made the remarks after Clinton’s statements that the United States...
Clashes erupted Wednesday (August 1, 2012) between Muslims and Christians in the village of Dahshūr, al-Badrashīn, Giza governorate, after a Muslim was killed by a Christian makwagī (a man ironing clothes in a shop in Egypt for a living) two weeks ago (July 26, 2012).Mu’āz Muhammad breathed his...
Mu’āz Muhammad breathed his last breath affected by his wounds after a dispute broke out between a Coptic ironing man and a Muslim client in which Mu’āz was hit by a Molotov Cocktail passing by the area coincidently. [Ahmad ‘Abdullah and Muhammad al-Bahrāwī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, August 1, p. 3] Read...
Days after a law banning trial of civilians before military courts was passed, Egypt's Justice Minister ‘Ādil ‘Abd al-Hamīd on Wednesday (June 13) gave the country's military police and intelligence agents the right to arrest civilians over wide range of suspected crimes. [Samar al-Jamal, ‘Alyā’...
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