Muhammad Ḥasan said at a seminar in 'Ayn Shams University that Copts do not ever need to seek external help because Egypt is not for Muslims only, but rather for all its people, Muslims and Christians. He also said that protecting Copts is a Muslim duty. Muslims will be the ones protecting their...
Religious weekly ‘Aqīdatī says in a page one report that it has learned from its sources in the Azhar that the preliminary makeup of the proposed "Family Home," which intends to serve as a joint mouthpiece for the Azhar and the church, includes few Azhar scholars.   Ninety percent of the proposed...
Egyptian news coverage on Tuesday followed the statements of various government officials regarding the possibility of two Copt-related bills: a unified law for building places of worship and a personal affairs law for Christians...  
  AWR's Hānī Hamdī continues to survey Egyptian newspaper coverage of the Alexandria church bombing. He reports that Tuesday's coverage focused primarily on Coptic protests, which continue in different areas of Egypt some three days after the attack...
The Azhar refused to give its authorization for the publication of a book titled Historical deception because it defames Christianity. A committee that consists of scholars from the Islamic Research Institute was formed to pass its judgment on the book. After a long discussion, a decision was made...
The Supreme Constitutional Court decided to abolish the decree of the Minister of Interior which made it necessary for the husband to agree to his wife traveling abroad as a prerequisite to issue her a passport. In addition, it canceled the Presidential decree which entitled the Minister of...
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Kholi, professor in the Faculty of Arabic Language, has filed an appeal to the State’s Council [the court of appeal that looks into cases in which the government is a party] against the decision of the Punishment Board at Al-Azhar University to dismiss him from the staff at the...
Sheikh Al-Sayyed Al-Qubeisi, head of the Union of Imams and the sheikh of Abu El-Ela’s mosque relates how when in Holland during the month of Ramadan, he noticed Moroccan Muslims. Instead of giving religious lectures, they buy buildings and convert them into mosques. When he offered his co-...
Interview with sheikh Dr. Sayyed Tantawi on housing loans. In previous articles words were put in his mouth which were not true. The sheikh approves of these loans if buying that house is a necessity for his family. Loans for other purposes, such as purchasing luxuries or making financial gain are...
A distinction has to be made between "a numerical minority" and "a minority in the political, social and economic sense of the word". Notwithstanding, the fact that Christians are small in number does not make inroads at all into being treated on a par with all other Egyptians in terms of politics...
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