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Social media sites were buzzing with heated discussions after circulating photos of a mosque under construction with pharaonic inscriptions and motifs in a village in al-Fayūm governorate, south of Cairo.
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
Coptic representative Ayman Shukrī, a member of the House of Representatives in Fayoum governorate, participated in the opening of the al-Ḥalīm Mosque in ʿIzbit Naṣṣār in the Fayoum Centre.
The Endowments Ministry announced that it will open 130 mosques nationwide on Friday, of which 53 are in al-Sharqiyyah. 34 will be opened by the ministry itself while 96 will be opened under the supervision of the ministry, according to comments from Endowments Minister Muḥammad Mukhtār Juma’a.
On Friday, Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held the grand opening of the Shālī Fortress and Aghūrmī Mosque in Siwa Oasis [Wāḥat Sīwa] in Maṭrūḥ governorate, after finishing renovations as part of the project to revive the historic village of Shālī.  
The governorate of al-Minyā made a statement, emphasizing that what is being published and circulated on social media about the destruction of al-Fatḥ Mosque in Dafsh village in the center of Samāllūt is not true. 
Amid the inauguration of several development projects in Alexandria, the statements of president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī about the demolition of illegally built mosques came to discuss the religious ruling on building mosques on farmland and usurped land. 
Reverend Dr. George Shākir, vice president of the Evangelical Community in Egypt, and Reverend Isḥaq Marzūq, president of the Synod of Baptist Churches, opened a church and seminary in al-Shurūq city. 
For the last few weeks, the Muslim Brotherhood on its online platforms and channels in Doha and Istanbul has been spreading rumors and fake news about the Egyptian government’s demolition of mosques. 
The role that ʿAwaḍ ʿIryān mosque plays in Banī Suwayf City is no less than the role that the biggest mosques in the governorate play.  ʿAwaḍ ʿIryān mosque is considered a genuine symbol for the region of “Muqbil” where a Christian majority lives.

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