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Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments stated that any preacher who shall use the sermons to incite for violence and sabotage will be immediately expelled. 
The Da’wah al- Salafiah is returning again to mosques through preaching against ISIS.
Dr. Muḥammad Mūkhtār Jumʿah, Minister of Awqaf, denied recent reports that the Salafist Jihadist group affiliated with the terrorist group “Bayt al-Maqdis” took over 3,000 mosques in Egypt. These mosques allegedly included mosques in Mansoura, Marsa Matruh and Kafr El-Sheikh, as well as Faysal and...
‘Abd Allāh al-Husānī, Minister of Awqaf, filed a complaint with the Military Council and the Attorney General describing the development of the al-Nour mosque crisis in 'Abbāssīyah. The complaint came after the imām of the mosque was not allowed to give last Friday's sermon and described the attack...
  In an attempt to calm the escalating events of 'Ātfīh, the Ministry of Awqaf (endowments) decided to unify Friday sermons around the subject of national unity. Pope Shenouda returned to Egypt after a health treatment visit to the United States. He asked both [Christians and Muslims] religions...
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...
Some clerics - shaykhs and priests - have suddenly turned into experts in economics, sociology, chemistry and physics as well as politicians who advise people to follow their opinions through Fatāwá, the observance of which is obedience to God and their breach considered apostasy.
One of the issues that surfaced after September 11 is the issue of "religious discourse" and its importance in showing that Islam is not a religion of violence and terrorism. Articles covered in this press review show what kind of religious discourse is needed today and whether there are Western...
The writer tackles the idea of reforming religious sermons, whether Islamic or Christian, through Dr. Nabīl ‘Abd al-Fattāh’s book entitled, ‘The Religious Speech in the Egyptian Mass Media in the Ninety’s.’
In the second emission of the interview with Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, the former Muftīī of Egypt discusses the Ḥijāb and Niqāb referring that there are far much serious issues that Muslims need to be occupied with instead. He refers to some foreign powers that try to attract Egypt Muslims by their...
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.
Rose al-Youssef has taken upon itself to confront two recent, suspicious, religion-related phenomena. One is the new breed of Shaykh preaching in private homes. The other is the hypocritical defense of Islām in the face of a wave of offending literary works. There is now a third phenomenon...
The author notes how officials have tried to use Islamic preaching in mosques to confront the huge public support for Hasan Nasr Allāh, the leader of the Hizb Allāh. He reports on different reactions to this order.
An interview with Michael Munīr, member of the Republican Party in the U.S. and controversial Coptic activist who is visiting Egypt.
The author criticizes the Minister of Endowment’s decisions to nationalize the call to prayer, optional prayers during Ramadān and religious discourse.
The article tackles the failure of religious institutions in Egypt to come up with a moderate discourse, as the author blames the current state of fanatisism in the country on both Muslim and Christian preachers.
The article discusses the weekly Friday sermon and the poor performance of the preachers, whom many view as insufficient to stand on the minbar [a pulpit inside the mosque] and deliver sermons to Muslim worshippers.
During the final session of the cultural season organized by the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, the author reports the stances of the shaykh of the Azhar and the minister of religious endowments to the criticism towards Islamic preaching.
A reported assault on the imām of the Umm al-Qura Mosque in al-‘Arīsh, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abd al- Hamīd, by Major Muhammad Ridā of the State Security Intelligence (SSI), has provoked outrage among Sinai mosque imāms.
Nearly 800 young Muslim preachers have been removed after passing the Ministry of Awqāf’s [endowments] test for imāms and preachers in 2005.

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