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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...
Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād, Secretary General for the Islamic Research Academy, said that the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad marked the birth of mercy, love, and dignity, indicating that the morals of the Prophet before the revelation of the Quran [al-Qurān] had a huge influence in spreading the call to Islam...
The birth of the Prophet Muḥammad is a witness for love and veneration of the Prophet, and its celebration is something exemplary and legitimate.  Muslims have been celebrating it throughout the ages, and scholars have agreed on its goodness.  That was stated by the Office of Dār al-Iftāʾ regarding...
President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī attended a celebration marking al-mawlid al-Nabawī, the anniversary of Prophet Muḥammad’s birth, organized by the Ministry of Awqāf.  
“The crescent moon with the cross”: this is the motto of Father Bandalīmūn Bushrā, a Roman Orthodox priest in Dumyāṭ.  Father Bandalīmūn, in the spirit of interfaith engagement, bought 50 boxes of sweets, commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad [al-Mawlid al-Nabawīy], to distribute to...
The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...

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