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v. Fr. Lūqā Asʿad, bishop of the Church of the Virgin Mary in Rashīd, Buḥayra governorate, has called on the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide on the lawsuit filed by the church acting on behalf of Pope Tawādrūs II, Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs, bishop of Buḥayra, Maṭrūḥ, and the five western cities,...
The Egyptian writer, thinker, and Islamic affairs specialist Islām Buḥayrī (Islam Behery) said on the television program “The Compass” that Muftī ʿAṭīyah Ṣaqr, head of the former fatwa committee at al-Azhar, released a compilation of fatwas in May 1997. One of these well-known fatwas forbade the...
The duality is one of the most prominent standards that characterize the Salaf trend in Egypt, especially the branch based in Alexandria. Presided by Yāsir Burhāmῑ, the deputy of the Salafi Daʿwa, the Call has contradictory positions that were manifested on many issues after the revolution of...
Attorney Ṭāriq Maḥmūd filed a lawsuit against the Salafi leader Yāsir Burhāmῑ accusing him of igniting sectarian strife by issuing a fatwa [fatwā] over his Facebook account that prohibits the congratulation of Copts to their Christmas holiday.
Targeting Copts on their way back from the St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery last week was not only a cowardly terror attack on innocent people, but also alarm bells signalizing for the hundredth time that the terror operations of the Islamic State -or Dāʿish- are not done on the spur of the...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, on Tuesday (January 1), said that Egypt is back to the Egyptians after the Revolution, stressing that “the day came where I can enter the mosque, surrounded by the political power and the Governor”, addressing so Muhammad...
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 
  Fātimah Nā'ūt wrote in her column this week:  After concluding the aired program, "al-Qāhira 360", presented by the media anchor Dīna 'Abd al-Karīm who has hosted me along with the Salafi Dā'iyah, Shaykh Mahmūd 'Āmir, and while we were on our way out of the studio, the Shaykh asked me, laughing...
Preacher Dr. Safwat Hijāzī said in an interview with al-Usbū' that the state will be governed by a constitution, not by means of fatwás from the clerics of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) or the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party.   All that is said about the Azhar having brought...

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