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Salafī coalitions have warned Shī’ah Muslims against holding any celebrations on the occasion of the birth of al- Hussayn. A number of Salafī coalitions have announced that they are organizing stands in front of al- Hussayn mosque in Cairo starting today in order to stop the Shī’ah from holding any...
Presided by the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Shubra al-Khayma, Bishop Murquṣ, and for the first time, a liturgical Mass was celebrated in the house of one of the Egyptian Christians working in the ultra-conservative Islamic monarchy. This is the first liturgical mass to be performed in Saudi-...
The muftī of Tunisia Shaykh Hamdah Sa’īd stated that he supports banning the niqāb (face veil) if there is a reason to prevent it. He assured that the four schools of fiqh (jurisprudence), especially the Malikī school state that the niqāb is preferred by Sunnah (prophet’s teachings), but that the...
The bodies of four members of a Christian Syrian family were found stabbed to death in their apartment in al-Ibrāhīmiyyah, Alexandria.The family consisted of a 44-year-old father, a 35-year-old mother, a 6-year-old son, and the father’s 43-year-old sister. The father was stabbed several times in...
Several Islamic scholars have condemned the recent terrorist attack in Tābā and called for the perpetrators to be punished. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Religious Endowments, condemned the brutal terrorist attack on the tourist bus in Tābā. He called for tougher sentences for terrorists...
Controversial Fatwas Egypt is not only facing a period of political but also of religious polarization.  Many religious scholars issue Fatwas that have a political meaning and some of them are almost inciting fights and vandalism. Egyptians saw most of the Fatwas that provoked conflicts during the...
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...
The public prosecutor's office of Talkhā in the Governorate of Dakahliadecided to keep 61-year-old Shi’ite doctor Mahmūd 'Abd al-Khāliq Mahmūd imprisoned for 15 days on charge of condemning (Sunni) religion while investigations were carried out. Amongst his possessions, a picture of Shaykh Hassan...
Love is stronger than terrorism.
  Police arrested a 61-year old retired doctor from Mīt Zanqar, Dakahlia, on charges of contempt of religion. The police inspected the man's house and found a photo frame with a picture of Hasan Nasrallah, secretary-general of the Lebanese Shi’ite party Hizbullah, several Shi’ite books and CDs, and...

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