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The Shūrá Council has approved a project law to prevent demonstrations in houses of worship. The majority of Egyptian political parties and authorities approved the decision, but certain people have expressed their opposition to it.
Assemblies and demonstrations take place after the Friday prayer and worshippers walk out of the mosques into the streets, which is not within the scope of the awqāf [endowments] ministry, said Awqāf Minister Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq in an interview.
Al-Arabi reviewed the opinions of different intellectuals and prominent figures among them are: " General Fou’ad Allam, Ex-Manager of the State Security Police, who said that it is very difficult to confirm whether someone was behind the demonstrations of the students of the Azhar, " Spokesman...
The controversial draft law banning demonstrations inside mosques, recently submitted by the Ministry of Endowments to the Council of State, was the main focus of al-Ahrām’s recent interview with Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, the minister of endowments.
An interview with the Minister of Awqāf in order to get comments on recent demonstrations at the Azhar..
Mosques must only be houses of worship, not political forums.
The review discusses the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hasan al-Bannā, the founder and first guide of the Muslim Brotherhood organization, and counterarguments that al-Bannā was not angry about the 1940s assassination of Judge al- Khāzindār. It also describes the parliamentary battle between...
Karam Jabr asserts the importance of limiting mosques’ role to worship and supports the recent law banning demonstrations from being held in mosques.
The author opposes a draft bill prohibiting holding meetings and demonstrations in mosques because he believes that the mosque is a place for prayer and for discussing the nation’s issues.
The author interviews the mother of a disappeared Christian girl, Sārah. The mother narrates the story and tells the author why her father escaped to the U.K. in 1996.
Dr. Hamdī Zaqzuq, Minister of Endowments [Awqāf] has warned that any preacher discovered participating in demonstrations will be punished. During his meeting with the Islamic World Youth he said that the job of preachers is to provide lessons and teachings, not to participate in demonstrations and...
Many Muslim scholars explained that, according to the Shari´a, it is not right to use mosques for demonstrations. Mosques are places for worship and preaching, holy places that should not be a place for shouting and gathering. Expressing anger and dissatisfaction could be done through collecting...
In preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections, Minister of the Awqāf, Dr. Mahmoud Hamdī Zaqzouq announced that mosques would not be a stage for electoral campaigns.
The involvement of mosques in politics is not only a mistake but a sin as well, because the congregational Muslim prayer unites all Muslims but political ideas disunite as each one has his own vision.
Demonstrations that start from mosques with copies of the Qur’ān held high just make us recall the past when the supporters of Mu‘āwiya Ibn Abī Sufiān, the founder of the Umayyad Dynasty that ruled an Islamic empire for nearly 100 years, hoisted copies of the Qur’ān high on spears to urge their...
The bishop for youth stressed that the attitude of the police towards those who went onto the streets and tried to cause damage or confront the security was the same in the cases of the Coptic Youths’ demonstration against Al-Nabaa and the Azhar students’ demonstration against the "Banquet for...
In this article, the writer asks the president of the Azhar University many questions concerning the demonstration of the Azhar students against Haider’s novel and the criticism directed to him.
Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashem has shown his regret for his attack on the press in a press conference held yesterday. He said, we can’t ignore it’s value and it’s role in discovering the realities.
The author criticized sarcastically the sudden discovery of the blasphemous aspect of Coca Cola, after 100 years of its production. In the writer’s opinion, the oppression which many Muslims suffer in some Islamic countries, leads them to accept nonsense and rumors and even to use modern technology...
Three days after its publication, the article of Ibrahim Sa’ada was discussed in the parliament. A comment on the discussion was published on the first page of Al-Akhbar.

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