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Dr. Muṣṭafā Fawzī, director of the department of archaeological affairs of Southern Cairo, said that the Sultan Maḥmūd’s premise located in Port Said Street, near the Aḥmad Māhir Hospital, has not been established to serve as a house for the poor or ‘tekiyah’ in Arabic, but is originally a Sultan-...
Aḥmad Māhir Street is one of the places that still preserve their old essence and Egyptian features despite the development of time and civilization and the fast pace of life imposed by modernity. 
Rosetta, one of the most famous ancient Egyptian cities, is a port city of the Nile Delta. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone in 1799 during the French Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign marked the beginning of deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and civilizations. Due to its historical and...
 Dr. Gamal Mustafa [Jamāl Muṣṭafā], head of the Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish antiques of the antiquity department said that the department affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is in charge of 4 sections: the Jewish, Coptic, Islamic, and modern age sites. 
The Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers kicked off today morning in Manama [al-Manāmah], capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Conference is organized by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in cooperation with the Bahrain...
Today, a seminar is to be held at the AUC on Dr. Maī Hawās’s book “The Influence of Islamic Creeds on the Islamic Architecture of Mosques”. The book presents a comparison between the mosques or schools from the Safavid era in Iraq and Iran, and the Bahri / Bahriyya Mamluks [al-Mamālīk al-Baḥariyya...
UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven Egyptian sites, divided into six heritage: The Monastery of Abū Mīnā, Historical [Islamic] Cairo, The Memphite Necropolis, Ancient Thebes, The Monuments of Nubia, and St. Catherine.  
The author points out that the Tulunid Dynasty, established by Ahmad Ibn Tulun [Tulūn] in 868 AD, can be regarded as the actual start of the history of Islamic Egypt. Ibn Tulun, who was sent to Egypt as a resident governor, defied the weak authority of the Abbasid Caliphate at the time and broke...
[There is a mistake in the title of the original Arabic article. Should read: "6 Advtantages to..."] Today, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art, after its renovation and development following the damage it incurred during the bombing of the Cairo Security...
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) has adopted the conference initiated by the Egypt's National Committee for Museums and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). The Conference is to be held from 5 to 7 December of this year. The conference initiative has been welcomed...
Egypt's minister of antiquities, Dr. Khāled al-`Anānī inaugurated the reopening of Al-Zāher Baibārs Mosque after the rehabilitation works who had started in 2007, but were stopped in 2010 when the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) archaeological committee supervising the work realized that the...
MP Shūkri al-Guendi, member of the religious committee in the House of Representatives, said that mosques, churches and all places of worship in Egypt have been listed, with the aim of developing and reviving international tourism to Egyptian religious sites.
Sayed Helmy, Head of the Sector of Islamic and Coptic Monuments, inspected Sādet Quraish Mosque on Wednesday, in the town Belbeis, in Sharqiya Governorate, to inspect its condition. He demanded the development of the Mosque’s minaret for its preservation, stressing that, upon a decision from the...
The author rejects some Muslims’ interest in trivial matters and calls on them to pay more attention to serious Islamic issues.
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