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The author notes that while reactions to the Danish cartoons have gotten out of hand, the main force behind those reactions was not religious, but politically-motivated groups. He calls on Muslimsnot to blame all Westerners for the cartoons, and for Westerners in kind to not blame all Muslims for...
After the time of the four caliphs who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic state became a kingdom, in the sense that power was passed from father to sons. This inherited rule was initiated by Mu‘āwīya Ibn Abī Sufyān, the founder of the Umayyad dynasty.
The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, the synagogue of Ezra and the church of Abu Serga are located in one spot in Old Cairo. The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As is the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa and the fourth mosque built in Islam. The Abu Serga church is built over a cave where the Holy Family hid. The...
The Sheikh of the Azhar, wrote a letter to the Prime Minster which included the fatwa of the Azhar stating that it is not proper to charge fees to enter Mosques, whether those entering are Moslems or not, and whether they are Egyptians or not, and that the Prime Minister should implement this...
An exhibition, under the title of "Al-Andalus and Europe", is inaugurated at the university of Bonne in Germany. It discusses the effects of the Islamic civilization on Western civilization and how the former enriched the European culture and formed the current cultural and scientific western...
An antique copy of the Qur’an, going back to the eleventh century, which was written in gold ink, was found when an effort was made to smuggle it from Istanbul to London. The British police is trying to know the details of the smuggling attempt.
The national unity of Muslims and Copts in Egypt is revealed in the architectural similarities in both churches and mosques. The design is very similar from the outside. It only differs from the inside according to each one’s beliefs.
Prime Minister Dr. Atef Ebeed praised the projects of development and restoration in Old Cairo, which concerns both important Christian and Islamic monuments. The Prime Minister pointed out that these achievements were accomplished during the age of President Mubarak.
Over a thousand years ago, the site on which the mosque is built, currently the scene of major renovation efforts, witnessed Sayeda Zeinab’s advent to Egypt. She was described as the "heroine of Karbala’," rallying troops at the battle, providing them with water and food, treating the injured and...
Dr. Mamdouh Al-Biltagi, Minister of Tourism, announced the registration of the National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association (NEHRA) as an NGO in the Ministry of Social Affairs. The organization aims to revive symbols of the Egyptian national heritage which includes the religious -Islamic and...

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