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Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
The Ministry of Endowments banned the preacher, ʿAbdullāh Rushdī, from the imamate following a controversial post on Facebook in relation to the well-known heart surgeon Majdī Yaʿqūb. In the post ʿAbdullāh Rushdī spoke of the corrupted faith of Christians. 
Uncertainty lingers around the fate of al-Tarāwīḥ prayer (mass Ramadan evening prayers) in Ramaḍān 2020 at mosques after the Ministry of Endowments’ [al-Awqāf] decision to suspend Friday and congregational prayers at all mosques of Egypt as a precautionary measure to prevent gatherings that would...
The Egyptian House of Representatives is discussing a bill presented by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, head of the religious and endowment affairs Committee, and 60 other representatives, to amend the way to choose the Mufti of Egypt.  The bill aims to grant the President of the Republic of Egypt to choose...
Seeking to convert mosques throughout the holy month of Ramadan into a tolerant oasis for moderate preaching, the Minister of endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to form a tripartite committee headed by Shaykh Jābir Tāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, and the membership of Dr....
In a tweet released by the Former Egyptian Vice-President Muhammad al-Barādeī, he sets out three major pillars for the peoples’ successful transition from authoritarianism to good governance, namely overall consensus on a new Constitution, collective action and transitional justice.   
Despite the absence of a legal text criminalizing the construction of churches over the past decades, many houses of worships for Egyptian Christians were built without license, leading eventually to occasional emergence of sectarian strife manifested in the form of attacks on places where...
In a statement, the Egyptian Minister of [Religious] Endowments Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah called for urgently passing a legislation to refer those who attack houses of worship to military trial, stressing that this crime should be classified as a ‘major national treason’.
After they have recently been criticized for establishing the Fatwa Kiosks, the Islamic Research Academy and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport have decided to close the fatwa kiosk located at al-Shuhadāʾ Metro Station after ʿĪd Al-Aḍḥā and the end of the Haj season.
In a step that is regarded by some as a development in its performance, al-Azhar has established the first fatwa office at al-Shuhadā’ [Martyrs] Metro Station, Cairo. The office that operates for 11 hours in two shifts a day is administered by four of al-Azhar scholars who welcome citizens and...

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