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al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
             Earlier this year, a group of five interns from Arab-West Report had the privilege of visiting emeritus professor Abdallah Schleifer at his home in Cairo. Prof. Schleifer is a prominent Middle East expert, former journalist, and leading Muslim intellectual who was among the group of...
The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...
Shī’ite and Sufī leaders rejected the Constituent Assembly, stating that it does not reflect the whole Egyptian society. Sufī leaders affirmed that they and the Shī’ite community are not properly represented in the commission and they are worried about being excluded from the Constitution. Sufī...
Dr. Saʿd al-Dīn Ibrāhīm, director of the Ibn Khaldūn Centre, traveled to Israel to participate in a symposium on Egypt organized by the Tel Aviv University. Dubbed ‘Political Upheaval in Egypt: A History Reconsidered’, former ambassador to Israel in Egypt and currently teaching at the Israeli...
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...
Shaykh ‘Abd –al Khāliq al- Shabrāwi the Shaykh of the Shabrāwiyah Tariqah stated that the shaykhdom reached its worst points in the era of Dr. ‘Abd al- Hādi al- Qassabī.
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...

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