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The Idfū Prosecution released eight suspects in the Aswan church attack on a bail of LE 500 (roughly $95) pending an investigation. On the other hand, hundreds of Christians continued their protest in Aswan for the second day in a row, objecting the burning of a church in Idfū. Read original text...
Commissioned by Prime Minister, Dr. cIsām Sharaf, the National Justice Committee has submitted its report on the events of Mārīnāb village, Aswan, in which some of the villagers burned a building that Christians wanted to convert to a church illegally. The Committee visited the village and met...
The 1919 Revolution was a historic moment in which the desire for national independence came together with the cohesion of all components of the Egyptian people under the Islamic and Arab reference.
Astonished the protests, Aswan Governor Major General Mustafá al-Sayīd said that there are foreign hands attempting to disturb national security. The April 6 Movement and Egyptian Movement for Change [Kifāyah] as well as Coptic youths had protested off Aswan governorate offices on October 3, 2011...
The Azhar had denied what media reports circulated alleging that the Azhar will launch a religious satellite channel under the pretext of the Azhar and Sūfīs orders. Dr. Mahmūd 'Azab, Azhar's Advisor, said that this is not a priority now. Read original text in Arabic
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, Azhar's Grand Shaykh, met with a group of intellectuals, thinkers, representatives of Islamic movements and Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to study an 'Arab Spring' document that calls on Arab rulers to listen to their people. This document will be an extension of the Azhar's document...
Rev. Dr. Andrea Zakī, general manager of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), said that the January revolution was a real turning point in the life of Egyptian people and the Arabs in general.  In an Egyptian-German forum of youth, Dr. Zakī asserted that the revolution...
Dr. 'Imād al-Dīn 'Abd al-Ghafūr, the president of al-Nūr Salafī Party, said that relations with the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) Freedom and Justice Party are as strong as other parties based on Islamic grounds. Al-Nūr party held a conference that called for applying Sharī'ah and the assurance of...
Approximately 300 Coptic youth, representing different Coptic movements, cut access to Ramsīs Street objecting threats by a number of Muslims to demolish Idfū church in Aswan governorate. Coptic movements demanded forming a fact-finding commission to investigate the attack on the church, arresting...
Shaykh Mus'ad Anwar, Salafī, called on Islamists to unify in order to confront liberals and seculars who wants to limit Islam to be only in mosques. Salafī Shaykh Muhammad 'Abd al-Maqsūd said that applying Sharī'ah is not an option, it is mandatory for all Muslims or else they will go to hell....
The Azhar's Grand Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayīb said that he rejects all attempts at spreading Shiism in Egypt and the Islamic countries, as well as Shia "insults" against Prophet Mohamed’s companions and Sunni figures. Read original text in Arabic
Giza's security apparatus and the Artistic-Productions Investigation Department carried a campaign on a number of printing houses in Dokki (Duqqī), Imbābah and al-Warrāq for reprinting books not authorized for printing by its owners. 25 thousand books, seven thousand were calling for Shiism, were...
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb said on Thursday that he rejects all attempts at spreading Shiism in Egypt and the Islamic countries, as well as Shia "insults" against Prophet Mohamed’s companions and Sunni figures. The statement was made during his meeting with a delegation representing the...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Ahmad al-Tayīb warned of Western plans to divide the Arab Muslim world into smaller states and spark "detestable ethnic differences." "I warn all Iraqis of falling into the detestable ethnic traps. The Iraqis need one title, not several ones like Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb is holding a meeting at the Azhar headquarters on Thursday with leading members of the Salafist Call Group, Islamists and preachers. The meeting will address issues of Muslim unity, da'wah (call) and unified religious discourse in this critical stage of...
The Azhar is known for its moderate ways and renunciation of violence and aggression, said Dr. 'Usāmah al-'Abd, the President of the Azhar University, adding Islam is the religion of peace and mercy and does not know fanaticism. 'Abd, in a speech he delivered on behalf of Grand Shaykh of the Azhar...
Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS)'s Intercultural Dialogue Forum is organizing its second tournament for Egyptian - German youth dialogue. The forum will focus on youth's role in the current transformations in different fields of the country. Read original text in Arabic
Fāyzah Abū al-Najā, Minister of International Cooperation, said that funding unregistered NGOs raises a lot of questions especially in the coming phase of following the parliament elections. A number of human rights organizations' presidents called for updating NGOs law 84 of 2002 to assure the...
The United States of America's Ambassador to Egypt Anne W. Patterson felt the optimism of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda for the future of the political life of Egypt. She added that Pope Shenouda updated her of his vision of the current situation of the Coptic Orthodox Church and political...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said the right Sufi course can stand up against challenges posed to the Muslim nation and communities, adding Sufis can restore the system of morals and values the Islamic society has lost. Tayīb made the remarks during a meeting with delegations from...
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