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Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the republic, says that the second article in the constitution is not up for discussion, because it keeps citizenship and the rights of non-Muslims. He added, that he was put under pressure by the former regime for his anti-succession fatwá and went on to say that he does...
Friday preachers from different Cairo mosques focused yesterday on the events of fitnah of 'Ātfīh which Egypt's been witnessing lately. The preachers stressed the duty to protect Christians and their worship places as directed by Islamic sharī'ah. In al-Rushdān mosque in Nasr City, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah...
  Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, the grand muftī, stressed that any attack on churches is forbidden under Islamic Sharī'ah. He added that attacking Christian Egyptians is a step away from citizenship pointing to the fact that Christians have a right to live in Egypt peacefully with Muslims.   When asked about...
The Egyptian religious establishment adhered to its position of favoring stability and opposing the spread of chaos and sabotage. It has also supported the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and the five communiqués it has issued since it took over following the stepping down of President Ḥusnī...
Editor: AWR received this text before President Mubarak announced he would step down. Nothing in the media indicated that this could happen tonight, yet it did.   Ever since the demonstrations began on January 25, men of religion have been stressing the importance of them not being transformed from...
According to the Pew Research Center, US media attention for the Egyptian protests has exceeded every foreign policy story over the last four years, commanding 56% of all news coverage. While initially surprising, upon reflection this story hits at the conjunction of many popular flashpoints:...
Sunday, February 6 witnessed a peculiar exhibition amidst the drama unfolding in Tahrir Square. Christian Egyptians publically conducted a prayer service, honoring their fallen co-demonstrators who have died in the effort to topple the Mubarak government. Calling them ‘martyrs’, as is common...
During the second week of the protests in Egypt rumors spread through the Internet that Ambassador Muhammad Rifa’a al-Tahtawi, official spokesman for the Azhar, had submitted his resignation to Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar.    
In her article Manāl ‘Abd al-‘Azīz claims that recent Muslim-Christian tension in Egypt is the result of deteriorating social, economic, and political conditions. She wonders whether recent attacks on Copts really are the result of hidden religious hatreds or if they instead reflect a “deep sense...
This article introduces the suggestion of Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, to develop a "Family Home" iniatitive, which aims to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and hospitality between Egypt's Muslims and Christians. The initiative will deal with various faith-related issues...

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