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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...
Dr. Hiba Yūsuf, Head of the Foreign Cultural Relations Sector, revealed that Egypt is to host its first Festival for Multidisciplinary Activities (Thought, Art, Culture) – a festival affiliated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation OIC. 
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”.

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