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Ramaḍān

Ninth month Islamic calendar. Muslims fast from sunrise - sunset.

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48. Sa‘d al-Din Ibrahim and “the Egyptian exile”

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48. Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm and “the Egyptian exile”
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30-09-2007
Author: 
Katia Saqqa
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Sa‘d al-Dīn Ibrāhīm is a “perambulatory exile.” The international press and political leadership support the cause of Ibrāhīm who is facing eight claims filed against him by influential members of the ruling National Democratic Party in Egypt. More details in the following lines.

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45. Chaos… sacred corruption in endowment in Egypt

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45. Chaos… sacred corruption in endowment in Egypt
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p. 7
Date of source: 
26-09-2007
Author: 
‘Abd Allah Kamal
Reviewer: 
Shahindah ‘Abd al-Rahman
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The author talks about the concept of ‘endowments’ in Egypt where he suggests it could be a solution for many economic problems if it is developed to become economically efficient.

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34. Bishop Maximus imitates national unity Iftar banquets through the ’neighbor’s day’

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34. Bishop Maximus imitates national unity Iftār banquets through the ’neighbor’s day’
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p. 18
Date of source: 
01-10-2007
Author: 
Fadi Habashi
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Fādī Ḥabashī reports on the statements of Bishop Maximus I, bishop of the first St. Athanasius Church in Egypt, about his church’s plan to organize the celebration of the ’relative day.’

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33. National unity Iftar banquets between religious tolerance and political considerations

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33. National unity Iftār banquets between religious tolerance and political considerations
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28-09-2007
Author: 
Ihab Shukri
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The phenomenon of Christians organizing Iftār banquets for Muslims during the month of Ramaḍān spreads not only throughout Egypt, but also worldwide. However, political observers believe that such banquets became opportunities for public flatteries, and political considerations became the main motivations behind them.

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31. How to initiate a sectarian sedition for three Egyptian Pounds?

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31. How to initiate a sectarian sedition for three Egyptian Pounds?
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p. 26
Date of source: 
01-10-2007
Author: 
Ahmad Abu al-Hasan
Reviewer: 
Katia Saqqa
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The author points out the comportments that ignite sectarian sedition in Egypt. He refers to a number of Coptic and Muslim Web sites that attack the other religion.

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18. Dr. Mah&#803mud H&#803amdi Zaqzuq: I refuse to launch a satellite channel affiliated with the religious institution to respond to the business of Fatwás

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18. Dr. Mah&#803mūd H&#803amdī Zaqzūq: I refuse to launch a satellite channel affiliated with the religious institution to respond to the business of Fatwás
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pp. 54 - 55
Date of source: 
26-09-2007
Author: 
Hasan ‘Allam
Reviewer: 
Ihab Shukri
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Ḥasan ‘Allām interviews Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, Egyptian minister of religious endowments, who speaks about important issues of concern to Muslims.

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13. Pope Shenouda: Mubarak is the president of all Egyptians

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13. Pope Shenouda: Mubārak is the president of all Egyptians
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p. 6
Date of source: 
23-09-2007
Author: 
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Reviewer: 
Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Pope Shenouda bade Muslims good tidings for the upcoming Ramaḍān and asserted the unity of Muslims and Christians in Egypt during the patriotic union Iftār.

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31. To abort a rumour

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31. To abort a rumour
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p. 1
Date of source: 
16-09-2007
Author: 
Youssef Sidhom
President Mub&#257rak and rumors of his health
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Youssef Sidhom considers the rumors about President Mubārak’s health, and questions why Egyptians were so ready to listen to and acknowledge them.

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9. A priest’s memories about Ramad&#803an: The crescent and the cross unite in the mandarah [guest-room] of Sulayman al-Abanubi

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9. A priest’s memories about Ramad&#803ān: The crescent and the cross unite in the mandarah [guest-room] of Sulaymān al-Abanūbī
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p. 10
Date of source: 
16-09-2007
Author: 
Robier al-Faris
Reviewer: 
Radwá Yunus
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Archpriest Father Athanasius Butrus of Mar Girgis Church in Manshīyat al-Sadr district, Cairo, recalls his memories of Ramaḍān.

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