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The Global Fatwa Index (GFI) affiliated to Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ and General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide reported that it has monitored 500 samples on various fatwas that have been issued over the years by official institutes as well as by radical and ultra-conservative Islamist...
The Sufī Tarīqahs declared their  support to Abd al- Fattāh al-Sīsī’s bid to presidency. ‘Abd al-Hadī al-Qassabī, the leading Shaykh of the Sufī tarīqahs stated that there is no division among Sufīs in that regard. Qassabī stated that al-Sīsī is the man of this period and a national figure who has...
Thousands of Sufi followers have come to Cairo to visit the mosque of Sayyidah Zaynab, the granddaughter of the prophet, to celebrate her mūlid.
  The Supreme Council for Sufī Orders thanked Counselor Adlī Mansūr for effective management of state affairs during the period he served as interim president.
I’ve been in Egypt for about six weeks, but I mostly stayed in Cairo and Maadi. The capital city is incredibly vast lively and diverse, but I didn’t fall in love with the country. Too dusty, maybe. Harassment probably did not help as well. I have been in countries where being a young white foreign...
The Moroccan component and its place in the make-up of both rural and urban Egypt is a story which deserves to be told, for it is a subject which has remained unknown for a long time in Egypt. Despite the fact that many remain unaware of the presence of Moroccans in Egypt, this minority has in fact...
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīh al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīḥ al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
Since his election as President of Egypt in 2014, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has been used to visiting the Cathedral to congratulate Copts for Christmas. This is to solid brotherhood and love between different social factions, and to stress that he is a President for all Egyptians. 
Saudi preacher, `Adel al-Kalbāni, the imam of the Muhaisin mosque in Riyadh, criticized the Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Dr. Shawqi `Allām "How do we honor the Grand Mufti of Egypt in Mecca while the ink did not dry out on the declaration he signed, disassociating us from Ahl al-Sūnna wa al-...
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?”
Every year, the city of Tanta, the capital of Gharbiya Governorate, celebrates the holy month of Ramadan in its own special way. Amid wonderful spirits of festivities, lights are focused on Al-Ahmadī Square, where Al-Sayed al-Badawī-'s Mosque, the biggest and most important mosque in Tanta, is also...
This article reflects on the conflict between Shaykh ‘Ala’ al-Din Mādi Abu al-‘Azāyim and Al-Qaradāwi regarding the constitutional referendum. 
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...
A number of Sufi sheikhs in Egypt on Wednesday expressed their disapproval at the invitations given out to a number of non-Sufi Islamist leaders to attend the first International Sufi Conference, slated to be held at Al-Azhar’s conference hall on Saturday.  
 The author comments on a story published in al-Dustūr on August 3 reporting a meeting held between sufi shaykhs, a representative of the U.S. Administration, and a representative of the State Security aimed at a means of coordination between the sūfī methods in Egypt and the U.S. Administration to...
This article deals with the new refusal of mosques to allow Sūfī prayers.
Sūfīs in Alexandria were surprised by the blatant attacks by the Ministry of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) on their shrines and mosques. The attacks included the devastation of shrines and replacing the mosques marble pillars with concrete ones, in addition to stealing the contents of a number of...
Two Arab-West Report interns report on a Sūfī dancing performance by the Al Tannoura dance troupe at the Wikala of Al Ghouri in Cairo.

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