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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb held an extraordinary meeting of the Islamic Research Academy on Wednesday (February 1) to form a committee that is to select members of the Senior Scholars Panel.   Informed sources told al-Shurūq al-Jadīd newspaper that according to approved selection...
Khayrat al-Shātir, the deputy murshid (guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said that SCAF's passing of the Azhar law is a "grave mistake" and "flagrant assault on the parliament." [Ahmad Fathī, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 28, p. 7]
The enactment of the law on the Azhar, known in the media as the Azhar independence law, was severely criticized as it was approved and published in the official gazette a few days before the People's Assembly session.   'Abd al-Ghanī Hindī, the leader of the people's movement for the independence...
  Thousands in Shubrā went on a march to al-Tahrīr Square, demanding an end to military rule, stressing national unity and completing the goals of the revolution. [Rānyā Rabī’ and Muhammad ‘Antar, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 26, p. 4]
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb congratulated members of the Azhar's Islamic Research Academy on the enactment of the new law regulating the top Sunni Muslim establishment's affairs, known in the media as the Azhar independence law, issued hours before the People's Assembly session...
Calm has returned to the area of Ibn al-Hakam, Shubrā al-Khaymah, al-Qalyubia governorate, 30 kilometers north of Cairo, where a rumor on turning warehouses into a church was about to spark confrontations between Muslims and Copts.   Copts wanted to hold the Epiphany Mass inside a warehouse owned...
Muhammad al-Dimirdāsh, a legal advisor for the minister of insurances and social affairs, said that the draft law on NGOs was the outcome of the work of a committee that comprised several people working the civil society field. During a first workshop to discuss the draft, Dimirdāsh said that there...
On the other hand, justice ministry sources informed of the course of investigations into the foreign finance issue revealed that examining judges have received a new report accusing 15 more civil society organizations inside Egypt of receiving funding worth $600,000 from the United States prior to...
Pope Shenouda urged all Copts to observe good manners inside churches, adding during a weekly sermon on Wednesday (January 11) at the Saint Mark Cathedral that sometimes people forget they are inside a church and do things that not suitable in a holy place. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, Jan. 15...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Tayyīb said the top Sunni Muslim establishment preserves the principles of the sharī'ah against any corruption or twisting of texts.   Tayyīb's remarks came in his speech at a conference on the service of the sunnah (the Prophet Muhammad's tradition),...
‘Isām al-‘Iryān, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), told U.S. newspaper The New York Times that "no people can support" permanent power for the military, and the Brotherhood's political party will fight for the Parliament's right to pick a future...
Meanwhile, the Cairo Court of Appeal set the Būlāq Abū al-‘Ilā Court of Misdemeanor to look into the lawsuit accusing Coptic business magnate Najīb Sawirus of disdaining religions and defaming Islam for publishing anti-Islam cartoons on the Internet.   Mamdūh Ismā’īl, a member of Egyptian Bar...
In the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to the feast Mass, churches specified the subject of their sermons to talk about "monotheism" which raised controversy that the priests are trying to send a message to the MB and deny that Christians are polytheists. [Yūsuf Rāmiz, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd,...
Speaking on the occasion, Pope Shenouda said, “I congratulate you on the start of a new era and the glorious Christmas that coincides with alarming atmosphere in which the people are wondering where Egypt is going. I would say that Egypt is definitely going to good prospects and blessings. I am not...
“Out of respect for people’s demands in the Coptic street not to accept congratulations from those with hands dipped in the blood of their honorable sons, the Maspero Youth Union announces its refusal to accept their greetings as well as the greetings of those who advocated the disruption of the...
Forensic Medicine Authority report revealed that Mu'āz Muhammad, 20-years-old Muslim, recorded a cause of death by burns from a Molotov Cocktail during the sectarian incidents between Muslims and Christians in Dahshūr, Giza Governorate. Mu'āz was passing by coincidence during the clashes when he...
Archpriest Bishoy (Bīshūy), Secretary General of the Egyptian Council of Churches, stated his concerns about the sectarian tensions in Egypt. He reasoned the creation of the Egyptian Council of Churches to unite the various elements of the Christian community on theological, legal and scientific...
Pope Tawadros leads his first Easter festivities amidst the ambiguity surrounding the position of the Copts. The transition from the late Orthodox Coptic Pope Shenouda III. Pope Tawadros, who led the Good Friday Mass called on worshippers at the Mass to pray for President Mohammed Mursi (Muhammad...
Bloody clashes have again erupted between security forces and members of the family of the missing Muslim girl in Beni Suef. In the city of Wāstá, police and members of the Muslim community clashed in front of the Saint George Church (Mār Jirjis). In both of these towns, the Coptic community has...
A Coptic family has been devastated by the loss of the mother and her three children, who were murdered in the village of al-Kushh in Sohag Governorate. The mother, Farhānah Jirjis ‘Atīyah, 43-years-old, was found stabbed to death alongside her three children, aged 12, 10 and 8. The father of the...
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