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Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.
The 31st International Conference for the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs entitled “Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” kicked off today with ministers, scholars, and muftis from 40 different countries expected to participate. 
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector at the Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf], refused to have an interview with Aljazeera [al-Jazīra] to respond to its allegations of corruption within the endowment affairs management. 
Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf] and head of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa said that the Ministry of Endowments has decided that "interfaith and cultural dialogue" will be the topic of the upcoming conference for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.  The...
The young preacher, ‘Abdullāh Rushdī, did not expect that his muscles and his interest in his physical build would be a reason to put him under investigation by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and his exclusion from public speaking, preaching and giving religious lessons in mosques...
The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Endowments, Aḥmad al-Qāḍī, caused controversy after he had said that the Ministry considers opening mosques during the holy month of Ramadan for Imams only. In a phone interview with TV presenter Aḥmad Mūsā, Aḥmad al-Qāḍī stated that the ministry would...
In the village of Jaʿawīr, the center of Mallawī in al-Minyā governorate, cooler heads prevailed in containing a sectarian crisis that would have spread if not for the culture of love and pluralism among the people in the village and rapid security intervention.  The source of the anger was an...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
Statements by ʿAbd Allāh Rushdī, an Egyptian researcher, imām, and preacher at al-Sayiddah Nafīssah Mosque, about marrying female captives and having sex with them is causing a flurry of backlash.  When he was asked on Twitter about owning a female slave and having sex with her, he said, “She is a...
The Ministry of Endowments has warned against using the prayer spaces in ‘Īd al- Adhá in electoral campaigning or partisan discussions.

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