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The social networking sites founded by the Salafi movement, turned into a religious arena by using video clips as a means of transmitting their speeches and sermons to their audience.
Female activists of Egypt's civil society denounced the position of Al-Azhar from fatwas issued on women by Salafi shaikhs, describing such edicts as “weird”.  Shaikh Yāser Būrhām, deputy head of the Salafi Da`wa, had recently issued a fatwa that was published on the Salafi website prohibiting...
Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
President of the Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU), Dr. Hoda Badrān, supported the decision of Dr. Jāber Nassār on banning the Nīqāb in hospitals, as first step towards expanding the ban to wear it in other public places, such as schools. The president of EFU confirmed that, besides being the cause...
    An intense dispute erupted between the Awqaf Directorate of Al-Gharbiyya and the Salafist Daʿwah over the control of Al- Tawḥīd  Wa al-Nūr Mosque at Ṣanadīd village in Tanta city. 
General Secretary of Al-Azhar Union for Sufi Scholars, Dr. Sa`d al-Azharī, warned of the Salafi Movement, confirming that: “Its threat to Egypt is not less than that of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
The Salafī daʿwa and independent preachers continued their control over Awqaf mosques, as they stepped up their publicity and posters propagating their sermons and Friday prayer orations in an attempt to expand in mosques; under the dominion of the Ministry of Endowmnents (Awqaf), without obtaining...
Mahmūd Lūṭfi ʿAmer, a former Salafi Preacher, explained that his fatwa for the demolition of the Conservatory had been misunderstood and put out of context.
Last Sunday in St Peter’s Church, next to the Cathedral, where Coptic Christians were praying in their Church and raising their hands and their hearts to their God in praise, seeking peace on Earth and peace for their country, when a young man in his twenties entered, carrying on his body an...
In a new study conducted by Ekrem Karakoç, the American researcher reveals some insights about the real relationship between migration and the rise of the Salafist movement in Egypt.
The Muslim Brotherhood Organization expressed its dismay over the participation of Al-Azhar in the three-day international Islamic conference held lately in the capital of Chechnya, under the title “Who Are The Sunnis?”
In statements disclosed on Sunday to Al-Bawāba News, Muslim Brotherhood dissident, Tāreq Abu al-Sa`d said that Al-Azhar, as bearer of a universal religious discourse, had failed in motivating its banner of renewal, adding that the many crises Egypt had witnessed, contributed to the current state of...
In a statement disclosed by Dr. Najīb Jibrāʾīl, the chairman of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (EUHRO) said that the Salāfī Daʿwa leaders still issue statements that incite hatred against Copts, thus destabilizing social peace. He added that on every [Christian] religious occasion...
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
  Dozens of members of the Salafi Call in Alexandria formed a human shield outside the walls of the Security Directorate following the announcement of groups via Facebook to organize demonstrations outside the headquarters of the Directorate, condemning the events that occurred at the Israeli...
Many Islamist factions are disagreeing over the Azhar document and the propsed governing principles of the constitution. Salafists have declined to negotiate with Dr. 'Isām Sharaf, Prime Minister of Egypt, over the governing constitutional principles. The Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Group...
Sharīf al-Shūbāshī wonders in an opinion article in al-Ahrām whether it is logical to ask the party that first sparked a fire to put it down, referring to attempts to have salafists intervening to end the current sectarian crisis. He said he has watched mind-boggling Youtube clips showing men,...
Fathī Khatāb writes that negative generalization on salafism is not fair, because every Muslim tries to imitate what they call the al-salaf al-sālih or the good forefathers, but the new salafists, who emerged during the 70s, began to swerve into a stricter version of fundamentalism. Egyptian...
Dozens of salafists distributed fliers in Qena protesting against the cabinet statement issued on April 20, 2011.
Arab-West Report, March 28, 2011Title: Interview with Mr. Sharīf ‘Ismat ‘Abd al-Majīd (Founder of the “Hatef Islami”) about the current situation in Egypt Authors: Drs. Cornelis Hulsman, Arndt Emmerich and Judit Kuschnitzki Introduction of Mr. Sharīf ‘Ismat ‘Abd al-Majīd: In 2000 I left the hotel...

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