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The Ministry of Awqaf [Endowments] put new conditions on building mosques. The conditions for building mosques include that the residential area be in real need of building a mosque. A minimum of 500 meters should separate one mosque from another. The conditions also include that anyone who...
The article consists of two parts. The first part is the letter Watani received from Mr. Hisham Talaat Mustafa, chairman of the board of Al-Rehab company, in response to Watani’s editorial of 21 March dealt with a complaint of Christian residents of the new Cairo town of al-Rihab. The original town...
Watani International met with the Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Ali Goma’a, during his visit to London in which he headed a delegation comprising Dr. Muhammad Abu Lila, Dr. Gaffar Abdel Salam and Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar. The objective of the visit, as the Grand Mufti stated during a seminar held...
Dr. Aly Gomaa, Egypt’s mufti—the highest Islamic cleric authorized to issue fatwa or Islamic legal opinion, in an interview with Watani International said that the call to put the Egyptian house in order was needless, since the Egyptian house was already in. admirable order. I thus find it...
With regard to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Egyptian Ministry of Awqāf and its Saudi counterpart: Fighting fundamentalism and terrorism is indirectly achieved by showing the moderate core of the religion. Cooperation with the Saudis can be based on the common denominators...
The minister for Religious Endowments, Dr. Mahmoud Hamdy Zaqzouq responded to questions about new regulations for building mosques. The minister described the current debate as an unfair campaign against a ministry that serves Islam and Moslems. The Minister said that those conditions have actually...
The author comments on the new conditions passed by the Cabinet for building mosques. He believes some of them to be restriction imposed on building mosques. He criticizes the fact that while the president gives his executive authority concerning the building and the restoration of churches to the...
The article sheds light on the danger of private mosques through the example of Sheikha Fifi. Together with a famous actress she built a mosque. She once invited Sheikh Amr Khalid to preach there and he accepted this. A mosque inspector claimed that the owners of private mosques are powerful people...
Al Ahram newspaper published, on December 1, an article titled: "The Mufti denied the declarations attributed to him that praying in the Nazareth mosque is not accepted according to the Islamic Sharia." What attracted the author’s attention was the Mufti allows mosques to be built close to churches...
Over a thousand years ago, the site on which the mosque is built, currently the scene of major renovation efforts, witnessed Sayeda Zeinab’s advent to Egypt. She was described as the "heroine of Karbala’," rallying troops at the battle, providing them with water and food, treating the injured and...

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