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Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] announced on Tuesday the suspension of all group religious activities during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] as a precaution due to the rising spread of the Coronavirus across the globe. 
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
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...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
Uncertainty lingers around the fate of al-Tarāwīḥ prayer (mass Ramadan evening prayers) in Ramaḍān 2020 at mosques after the Ministry of Endowments’ [al-Awqāf] decision to suspend Friday and congregational prayers at all mosques of Egypt as a precautionary measure to prevent gatherings that would...
Life turns upside down in Egypt once Ramadan is about to start. Besides the fasting and worshipping, this month also brings with it many traditions that over decades have become an essential part of the social life in Egypt. But life does not only change for Muslims during the holy month, Copts...
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿah, Minister of Endowments [al-Awqāf], decided to cancel public events and celebrations in commemoration of the Prophet’s Night Journey [al-Isrā’] and Ascension [al-Miʿrāj].  This is part of the precautionary and preventative measures that the ministry of al-Awqāf is...
Muslims and Christians participating in building a church. A Christian calligrapher drawing the names of God in mosques.  A Muslim building a mosque in the name of the Virgin Mary.  Each one of these is one message after another that the people of Egypt are sending to the world to emphasize love...

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