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Sham En-Nessim is one of the few festivities that all Egyptians celebrate. The feast is targeted by Muslims as well as Christian fundamentalists who claim that the celebration is merely a made-up festivity, a bed’a [unorthodox teaching] that is hated. The symbols of the celebration include water,...
Sham en-Nesim is the day on which Copts go out to the gardens and eat their favorite food of eggs, onions and salted fish. They carry flowers in their hands. They believe until now that whoever sleeps past sunrise on that day will be lazy all year long. On Sham en-Nesim day, Egyptians usually...
Some Muslim traditions could be against the dogma of monotheism. Some Muslims think that they can get a blessing from a stone with a footprint attomb of [saint] El-Sayyed El-Badawi.
The mulid [celebration] of Virgin Mary is an occasion shared by Muslims and Copts alike. According to statistics, the most recent mulid attracted more than two million visitors, including one million Muslims at least. Virgin Mary’s Mulid at Gabal Al-Teir is one of seven celebrations of the Virgin...
A once-Christian woman named Amīra converted to Islam and married a Muslim young man, ‘Alī, against her family’s wishes. However, the recent incidents and the State’s on-the-spot response to Copts’ demands have given her family courage to kidnap her.
Love is the most sublime of all human feelings. Islam has urged people to love each other and has made the love of God and his Prophet [Muhammad] a safe shelter for all people in the society. Fourteen centuries ago, Islam taught human beings how to love and respect each other regardless of religion...
Christianity Today published a cover page article of Cornelis Hulsman about the Coptic Orthodox tradition of the Flight to Egypt. The article is presented in this issue of the RNSAW with permission of Christianity Today. You will find here the text before it was edited by Christianity Today. It is...
The Catholic Copts of Egypt followed the Vatican pope’s call and fasted with Muslims the whole day of yesterday according to the Islamic Shari’a.
Christian Catholics all over the world will fast with Muslim as a response to the call of the Vatican pope. This call comes as an affirmation of religious empathy with Islam.
Muslims and Christian mulids are celebrated in a similar way and are an expression of their happiness. Muslims are affected by the Christian celebrations and the celebrations of both of them carry Pharaonic features. All Egyptians celebrate the mulids of Sayeda Zeinab [Muslim], Al-Hussein [Muslim...

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