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Abū al-‘Ilā Mādī, leader of al-Wasat (Centrist) Party and deputy chairman of the constituent assembly, said the panel members have been doing their best to dissuade the church from withdrawing.
After the outside world had renounced them, Egypt’s leprosy patients chose to live in their colony, in order to escape strange looks and social stigma. Although cured from their disease that was long thought of being contagious, former leprosy patients visit regularly the 12-feddan site surrounded...
Meanwhile, the People’s Assembly Culture, Information and Tourism Committee is debating a 44-article bill on the audio-visual mass media to regulate their work after recent violations were spotted. [Muhammad Fathī, al-Ahrām, May 13, p. 7] Read text in Arabic
The Military Police forces guarded the cathedral fences and all gates out of concerns the violence could move closer to its surroundings. Some thugs tried to enter the cathedral on Wednesday morning, making it hard for many bishops to enter after it has closed all its gates. [‘Imān Ibrāhīm and...
'Askar made the remarks during a meeting with Peter Shea, second secretary at the US Embassy's economic and political office in Cairo. Asked about U.S. funding to solve the street children problem in Egypt, ‘Askar replied that he does not mind that at all but without any interference on the part of...
`Essām Khalīl, head of the Free Egyptians Party, said that the first provision of legislation and laws governing the role of women were made in the Ancient Egyptian era, the most important of which was marriage legislation, or the sacred bond, in terms of rights and duties based on mutual respect...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, Azhar's Grand Shaykh, said that offending the Prophet Muhammad is something repetitive and will happen again.
The Holy Azhar denounced calls for a global day to try Prophet Muhammad, describing the instigators as hateful people that always wanted to hurt Islam and Muslims. Read original text in Arabic
The Azhar on Monday (June 20, 2011) issued a paper on the future of Egypt during the coming phase, asserting the importance of establishing a "modern, democratic, constitutional and national state" that would guarantee the equality among all citizens in rights and duties. Grand Shaykh of the Azhar...
As reported in previous summaries [Salafists' destruction of shrines, or Salafists burn shrines amid Azhar criticism] Sūfīs and salafīs have recently clashed over Sūfīs' veneration of shrines of religious figures – a practice that salafīs regard as a form of anti-Islamic polytheism. In reaction to...

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