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The Supreme Islamic Council, headed by Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, is convening tomorrow its 23th general conference.  The Secretariat general of the Council Dr. Ahmad ‘Agībah stated that the Council did not send invitations to Qatar or Turkey due to their hostile policies towards...
Dr. Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments and Head of the Supreme Islamic Council, stated that the purpose of convening a conference scheduled for Tuesday March 25 is to discuss the dangers of calling for terrorism and declaring apostasy (takfīr). The dangers relate to international relations and...
Mustafá ‘Izat Hamdīn, the imam of ‘Amr Ibn al-‘As Mosque, was referred for questioning by the representative of the Ministry of Endowments in Cairo, Jabir Tayi’. The imam is being investigated for having left work and allowed someone else to take his place, without prior agreement from the Ministry...
In celebration of ‘Id al-fitr,  the Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gom’ah issued a decision yesterday to spend two million Egyptian LE to help poor people registered in national and local authorities. Dr. Gom’ah also assigned Dr. Jūdah Basyūnī, former instructor at the College of...
A Salafī leader announced that the sheikhs of his organization would not be observing any of the Ministry of Endowments’ rules regarding i’tikāf . The source affirmed that none of the Salafi sheikhs or youth have registered for i’tikāf , as per the new laws, and that they will all embark on this...
Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, Shaykh of the Azhar, stated that the aggression of the “Zionist entity” against the Gaza Strip is a genocide against the unarmed Palestinian people. 
Deputy of the Minister of Endowments, Shaykh Sabrī Ibādah, stated that the Ministry of Endowments has not received any complaints after Friday prayers yesterday, stating that there have not been any violations by the mosques’ imams, pertaining to the new preaching law that prohibits non-authorized...
Minister of Endowments, Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, has met a number of Nūr Party leaders including the president of Nūr Party, Yūnis Makhyūn, and Dr. Muhammad Ibrāhīm Mansūr to discuss the “Preaching law” that has led to prohibiting Salafi preachers from giving sermons. 
  Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, announced a new covenant for honorable religious advocacy for imams and preachers. This covenant was approved and signed by al-Azhar’s High Sheikh and represents both a promise to God, as well as a responsibility to uphold the law. 
Minister of Culture, Jābbir ‘Asfūr,  criticized the position of the Azhar on the movie Noah. He stated that he shall not follow nor is he committed to the opinion of the Azhar.
The Ministry of Endowments announced that two preachers’ convoys are heading to the Sinai today under the auspices of the Azhar Shaykh, Dr. al–Tayyīb, to give the Friday sermon and a number of religious lectures and seminars with people in Sinai, particularly youth (Muhammad ‘Antar, al- Shurūq, Jan...
Minister of Endowments, Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, has held a closed meeting with a number of deputies of the ministry, to discuss the mechanisms of implementing the “Religious Preaching and Sermons Giving Law” in mosques. 
The Ministry of Endowments has requested all departments and offices affiliated to it to allow the employees to ‘fulfill their national duty’ and take part in the elections .
Several parties and political movements expressed deep grief over the death of Pope Shenouda, including al-Wafd Party that voiced mourning in a statement to the Egyptian people – Muslims and Christians – over the departure of “a patriotic leader that was always interested in Egypt and its national...
Youths from the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party and al-Da'wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) group rejected the expulsion of Christians from al-'Āmrīyah, according to al-Nūr's official spokesman Nādir Bakkār. "The Salafīs have defended the Christians, protected them from local residents' wrath and...
  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]
Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, the deputy head of the Salafī Da’wah (Call) Movement, said fears about Islamists’ winning nearly one-quarter of seats in the coming parliament despite a relentless campaign against them as “illusion” made by “liberal mass media through lies in order to curb their presence in...
A young Copt, Kyrillos ‘Ayyād, sat on the ground inside the St. Mark Cathedral carrying a large photo of Shaykh ‘Imād ‘Iffat, who was killed in the recent incidents off the cabinet office in downtown Cairo, during the visit of Dr. Tayyīb, Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah and Minister of Awqāf...
The Ministry of Religious Endowments confirmed that it has ended the “Salafi-Brotherhood” presence in the academic sphere to prepare preachers, after the closure of 68 institutes affiliated to Ansār al-Sūnnah, Al-Jam`iya al-Shar`iyya, al-Fūrūqān, beside other independent associations. These...
The Maspero Youth Union and a number of Coptic coalitions and unions threatened to organize demonstrations next week outside the ministries of education and higher education to object the announcement that examinations would start on January 8. Majdī Sābir, the Maspero Youth Union's media spokesman...

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