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The Ministry of Endowments has warned against using the prayer spaces in ‘Īd al- Adhá in electoral campaigning or partisan discussions.
In the early hours of this morning, thousands of Egyptian men and women stood side by side to perform the ʿĪd Al-Aḍḥā prayer at the Muṣṭafā Maḥmūd Mosque in al-Muhandissīn.
Sufī Shaykhs argue about whether or not to celebrate the Mawlid (translator's note: birthday celebrations of important religious figures of the past. If these religious figures were martyrs the date of martyrdom is seen is being born into eternal life) of al-Hussayn bin-Ali (626–680). The general...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
As soon as the crescent moon marking the start of Shaʿbān, the month that precedes the fast month of Ramadan,wealthy Egyptian, actors and actresses, celebrities and religious figures begin to compete with each other in the preparation of mawā’id al-raḥmān, or charity iftars, which fill the streets...
Columnist Makram Muḥammad Aḥmadwrote this week:  What do the Salafists hope to achieve by calling fora ban on hanging decorations, buying lanterns and displaying any of the joy and pleasure which accompany the arrival of the Holy Month [Ramadan] each year? With the passing of time it has become a...
The Musaharātī [a traditional person who roams a residential area beating a drum during Ramadan nights to wake people to eat their Suḥūr before the call for prayer at dawn] has been an exclusive job for men for centuries until a 43-year-old woman, Dalāl, decided to compete with men and work as...
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. 
Asrār al-Usbūʿa:  The Endowment District of Alexandria announces on Saturday an advocacy program to be held during the month of Shaʿabān, that includes organizing weekly advocacy convoys, lessons, and religious nights teaching about “the change of the Qibla, a valuable lesson”.
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.
President Hosni Mubarak has issued a decision to the effect that January 7, Christmas in Egypt, is a national holiday for all Egyptians. The decision was highly praised and welcomed.
A riot in 721 AH, during the rule of Sulṭān Muḥammad Bin Qalāwūn, left 51 churches ruined in various cities in Egypt.
In the Epiphany the Divinity of Jesus Christ Son of God was manifested by the descending Holy Spirit.
In order to spread the spirit of tolerance and unity between Copts and Muslims, some Coptic singers tend to compose folk music to praise the Prophet Muhammad and his companion.
The author discusses the celebrations surrounding Easter, both in Egypt and the West, and breaks down a number of traditions tracing their origin back to the original time of Christ.
The writer talks about the Baptism feast, and how all Egyptians, Muslims and Christians, are sharing and celebrating these moments that indicates a unique social heritage.
Pope Shenouda III and the head of the Evangelical Church congratulated the Grand Imām and all Muslims on the Lesser Bairam.
The issue of celebrating the mulid of Abū Hasera aroused the anger of the inhabitants of Demtawa, where his tomb is located. There are many conflicting stories about the reality of his character. Some stories say that he was one of the prophets that were sent to the Israelites in Egypt and...
Several articles in the Egyptian press shows how Egyptians were deeply touched by the impressive celebration, which took place on June 1st, in Saint Mary’s Coptic Church in Ma’adi, to commemorate the third millennium anniversary of the coming of the Holy Family to Egypt. It exposes how this...
A great celebration took place on June 1st, in Saint Mary’s Coptic Church in Ma’adi, to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the coming of the Holy Family to Egypt. The participation of Prime Minister Atef Ebeid and many other ministers, as well as Pope Shenouda III, The Sheikh of Azhar, Dr....

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