Displaying 181 - 20 of 20.
The area of al-'Āmirīyah, west of the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, has been the scene of deplorable incidents when Muslims and Christians exchanged fire, leaving three wounded and setting some stores on fire, after a young man saved the images of a young girl on his cell phone and showed...
Ann Emil Zakī, a 35-year-old mother of four, adamantly insisted to become the first Egyptian woman to be ordained as priest right after she finished her theological studies. [Mīrā Mamdūh, Rose al-Yūsuf magazine, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, pp. 58-59] Read original text in Arabic
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb sent a cable on Tuesday (January 24) to Dr. Muhammad Sa’d al-Katātnī congratulating him over his election as speaker of the first parliament after the January 25, 2011 revolution. [Ashraf Sādiq and Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Jan. 25, p. 22]...
A Coptic organization abroad affirmed that it will not participate in all celebrant aspects marking the January 25 revolution, adding one year after the revolution nothing of its objectives have materialized. [Yumná 'Abd al-Wahāb, al-Wafd, Jan. 24, p. 3] Read original text in Arabic
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb called on the members of the Egyptian parliament, the first after the January 25, 2011 revolution that unseated President Husnī Mubārak, to keep in mind the impoverished, downtrodden and marginalized citizens and the people who reside in graveyards and...
Presidential hopeful Dr. 'Abd al-Mun'im Abū al-Futūh said Egypt has been a Muslim nation for nearly 15 centuries now, criticizing voices calling for the implementation of the sharī'ah "as if Egypt has been a Quraysh or infidel state". ['Ādil al-Darajlī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 22, p. 14] Read...
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called for supporting Islamists in Egypt because this would serve the interests of democracy, freedom and stability in the Middle East region. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Jan. 20, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic
The government approved on Wednesday (January 18) a draft decree law to re-organize the Azhar and its affiliated bodies, known as the Azhar Independence Law, according to Minister of Planning & International Cooperation Fāyzah Abū al-Najā. [Mansūr Kāmil, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Jan. 19, p. 3] Read...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said that all documents, statements and decisions as well as meetings held at the Azhar headquarters throughout last year was not an attempt to get the top Sunni Muslim establishment to play a political role but rather out of keenness on the nation's...
Bishop Basantī of Helwan and al-Ma'sarah said that Copts do not oppose Muslims in the implementation of the Islamic sharī'ah as long as it is taking into account the rights of Copts. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Shāfī, al-Ahrām, Jan. 17, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic
Former Arab League Secretary General and presidential hopeful 'Amr Mūsá said Copts are Egyptian citizens who enjoy all rights and must observe all duties. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Jan. 16, p. 5] Read original text in Arabic
Under the title Documented, Accurate Figure – Census of Copts is 18.565.484 million, Mājid 'Attīyah writes in a column in Watanī newspaper of January 15 that Dr. Tharwat Basīlī has said he has a documented, accurate figure of the Coptic population in Egypt and that he challenges anyone who would...
An ultra-rightist member of the Dutch parliament plans to present parliamentary questioning of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands as soon as she returns from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she put on a headscarf before entering a mosque there. ['Abd Allāh Mustafá from Brussels, al-Misrī al-...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb and men of letters declared a statement on basic rights in Arab countries after a three-month thorough study and meetings at the Azhar headquarters. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Jan. 11, p. 7] Read original text in Arabic
Lawyers of the martyrs’ families called for applying “the severest penalty” – execution – against ousted President Husnī Mubārak, his sons Jamāl and ‘Alā’, former interior minister Habīb al-‘Ādlī and six of his top aides on charges of involvement in killing demonstrators during the January 25,...
A once reluctant United States is reaching out to the Muslim Brotherhood in a nod to Egypt's new political reality, but concerns linger about the group's attitude toward minorities, women and the peace treaty with Israel, according to a report by the Agence France Presse (AFP). [Author Not...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb said Western claims that Christians of the East are suffering persecution are “flagrant lies that clash with reality,” adding these allegations were only meant to feign panic from democracy that is now sweeping the Arab world. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-Khāliq...
The Azhar vehemently rejected the setting up of a so-called Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), asserting that the top Sunni Muslim establishment is the only Muslim reference concerned with religious affairs in Egypt. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, Jan. 5, p....
The ‘urfī (conciliatory) council of the elders of Muslims and Copts in Asyut governorate managed to restore calm to al-‘Adar on the third day of sectarian incidents in the village and some other neighboring villages, sparked after a Coptic high school student has reportedly published cartoons...
Islam criminalizes attacks on churches and non-Muslim houses of worship as Islamists, namely the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of Salafī parties, volunteered to protect churches during the New Year celebrations. [Dīyā' Abū al-Safā, Akhbār al-Yawm, p. 7, Jan. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Subscribe to