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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.
The article sheds light on a group of rich and powerful people the author ironically calls the elite. The author condemns their arrogant ways and the manner in which they manipulate and monopolize their society and religion.
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.

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