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Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb is holding a meeting at the Azhar headquarters on Thursday with leading members of the Salafist Call Group, Islamists and preachers. The meeting will address issues of Muslim unity, da'wah (call) and unified religious discourse in this critical stage of...
For four concessive weeks, the issue of unifying the Adhān in the greater Cairo area has caused controversy. Several opinion articles have attacked the decision as well as the decision makers, including the minister of endowments. Those who attacked the decision saw it as a decision imposed by a...
Amidst the tempest caused by the Ministry of Awqaf's [Religious Endowment's] plan to unify the Azan in the Greater Cairo, Dr. Zaqzouq, the Minister, was the target of fervent attacks. He was accused of being involved in a plot to ruin Islam. Those who attacked the Minister backed their attacks with...
The author advocates unifying the Adhān in order to eradicate the phenomenon of the overlapping and discordant voices which are transmitted via the loudspeakers.
The minister of endowments denies that delays in starting the unified Adhān are due to financial or religious obstacles.
The minister of endowments asserted that the project that will unify the calls to prayers would eliminate randomness and noisy voices.
The problems facing the project of a unified adhān are about to be solved by cooperation between the minister of information and the minister of awqāf [endowments].
The minister of Awqāf announces the launching of a unified call to prayer by the end of 2006.
In this interview, the minister of religious endowments warns of "foolish acts" by some Muslims, which he says could pose a real threat to the Muslim nation, stressing that the niqāb is a tradition and not a religious duty.
In an interview with Muhammad Shibl [a Muslim thinker], the author discusses the issue of a unified call for prayer in Cairo.
The increasing influence of religion in Syrian society is the result of the failure of the secular regime to implant its ideology in the minds of the people, member of the secular Ba‘th Party, Mus‘ab al -Jindī, says.
Although it has been approved and is waiting for implementation, the unified call for prayer is still controversial. The article discusses the opinions of Islamic scholars and experts on the matter.
The recent plans of the Egyptian Ministry of Awqāf [Endowments] to introduce a single call to prayer has met with huge opposition from the public and a number of Muslim scholars, arguing that the unification of the azān runs contrary to the Islamic sharī‘a.
The Ministry of Awqāf’s plan to unify the Azān [The call to prayer] in Cairo’s mosques has provoked heated controversy in Muslim circles. Opponents to the plan say that introducing a single call to prayer, delivered by a radio network, contradicts the teachings of Islam. The minister of...
The Egyptian minister of awqāf [Endowments], Dr. Muhammad Hamdī Zaqzouq, said the encrypted signal, used to produced a single call to prayer in Cairo’s mosques, would be sent from a broadcasting hub in al-Muqattam and would be scrambled with the signal of the Qur’ān Radio Station.
The minister of Awqāf, Dr. Hamdī Zaqzuq said that the unification of the call to prayers will return the sanctity and spirituality to the call instead of allowing random and noisy voices. He also tried to allay public concern about a possible plan to standardize Friday sermons.
The Islamic calls to prayers will be unified in Egypt through radio receivers’ which will transfer a mu’adhin’s voice from the Azhar mosque to the loudspeakers of thousands of minarets in Cairo and some adjacent suburbs
The government has supplied 4000 recievers to the mosques of Greater Cairo as part of a plan to unify the call to prayer, but some suspect a US plan to unify the Friday sermons and eventually cancel the dawn prayer.
The Egyptian Ministry of Awqāf [endowments] has recently endorsed a proposal to unify the call to prayer that is broadcast from thousands of different loudspeakers in the country’s capital.
Azhar scholars rejected the suggestion to play recorded prayer calls instead of having prayer callers. They said this is not allowed according to the Shari´a.


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