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Has piety become a means of profit-making? Or have some of us contracted psycho-social diseases that render our manners ostentatious and showy? In some five-star hotels now there are so-called Islamic wedding parties, the cost of which for 100 invited persons in all cases exceeds LE 100,000. The...
The history of Arab armies shows that the political caliphate [rule] was turned into a religious dispute, and they considered waging a war against their rivals a religious duty. The armies of Abu Bakr Al-Sediq [the first Caliph] used to wage war against those who did not pay the Zakat [Obligatory...
In a lecture given at the Journalists’ Syndicate, Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi explained that the prophet was tolerant in dealing with People of the Book [Jews and Christians], and that is why they are called “People of the Book.”
Starting last winter till the end of the school year, the Cairo metro has come to be a promising and secure arena for delivering extremist religious sermons. Stickers promoting religious slogans are evidently everywhere inside the carriages. Extremist religious books are always cheaply available,...
Anyone who visits Egypt will see Muslim and Christian signs of religiosity everywhere, in streets, taxis, shops, audiocassettes and clothes. At the same time the extent of corruption is constantly growing. What is the reason for this paradox we are experiencing? The Imam denies his wife’s...
An interview with his holiness Pope Shenouda III covering the reality of the clash of civilizations, the different dates for celebrating Christmas and Easter, rumors of sectarian strife and extremism in religion and other subjects.
The balance between Egypt’s Coptic minority and its Muslim majority is an ancient and sensitive one. According to Bishop Boutros, who is responsible for the Coptic Orthodox Church’s publications, "spirits are full of hatred. Muslims and Christians are not good to each other - and it’s hard to...
I felt distressed when I read the news about the Festival of Christian Films. I find it strange that an artistic event carries a religious title and limits its scope to a certain religion. It is likely that there will be Muslim films in which no single Christian takes part in them. Films will be...
If my colleague Hamdi Rizq had investigated the truth, he would have not written what he had written about what has been called the First Festival for Orthodox Christian Movies. The article assumes that sectarian strife took place during the film festival. But this festival had nothing of the sort...
An article was published last issue titled “Sectarian Strife in Alexandria,” by Hamdi Rizq, in which the author objects to the idea of holding a festival for Christian films. The film festival was characterized by a sense of national unity between the two poles of the one nation in every phase of...

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