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Last April, Egypt celebrated the anniversary of the most prestigious Sunni Mosque in the world. Built during the Fatimid era, Jawhar al- Ṣiqillī (the Sicilian) ordered the construction of the mosque which was then inaugurated in 971 AD.
Contrary to the visitors’ expectations that they will have to show their ID or explain the reason of the visit- due to the fact that many visitors are Muslims- the monastery of the Dominican order is a place where everyone is welcomed with a friendly smile. Food, drinks and mobile phones are not...
With the conquest/advent of Islam in Egypt in 641AD, the new faith, which had already conquered the Arabian Peninsula, made its first steps in Egypt, spread by the companion of the Prophet ʿAmrū Ibn al-ʿĀṣ, who would become Egypt’s first ruler. He intended to spread Islam throughout Egypt, in 642 A...
As a part of his visit to Egypt Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – IMF- was received yesterday by Dr. Khālid al-ʿAnānī, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, at the Religious Complex, home to the three monotheistic religions and some of the oldest...
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
Abstract: There is an urgent need for more fieldwork in Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.  Too much reporting on these issues is either ideologically motivated or supported by insufficient data.  Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman will provide examples from his work, including the conversion of...
From Ruling to Opposition Islamist Movements and Non-Islamist Groups in Egypt 2011-2013 Cornelis Hulsman (ed.) Foreword: Ambassador Mona Omar
Cornelis Hulsman was impressed by two articles of Maged Atiya [Mājid ʿAṭiyya], a Coptic Orthodox American who was born and raised in Egypt before migrating to the USA. Maged Atiya writes about the impact of Coptic migrants to the USA on Egypt. They remained politically involved but often with an...
In 1535, the system of Capitulations of the Ottoman Empire began. Henceforth, foreigners in the Empire were subject to their own prosecution in specific courts. This also applied to Egypt. However, the situation of foreign Christians was much better than the situation of Egyptian Christians
The Coptic language is the last development stage of the spoken Egyptian language. Scholars believe that the Coptic language directly derives from the late Egyptian language, which was spoken in the 16th century.
The relations between the two Churches, Coptic Orthodox and Ethiopian, began to emerge during the early fourteenth century, in the era of Saint Athanasius. The first Bishop of Ethiopia that was consecrated was called Frumentius, an Egyptian sailor. He founded a division in Ethiopia at the end of...
The Faculty of Comparative Religion at the University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia, invited Cornelis Hulsman to present his work in Egypt to students on the 9th of February, 2018. Hulsman’s lecture covered the following subjects: - Introduction of Dutch sociologist Cornelis Hulsman, Drs., director of...
al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ newspaper publishes weekly an edition of Egyptian writer and historian Saʿīd al-Shaḥāt. In his encyclopedia ‘Dhāt Yawm’ (On that Day in History) on major historical events in Egypt and the Middle East region, the Egyptian writer and historian dedicated his column this week to the...
Al-Qāʾid Ibrāhīm Square, also called the Revolution Square, in downtown Alexandria, Egypt, was the starting point of the Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011, where rebels gathered to start their revolutionary marches. 
The Egyptian Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has presented a documentary about the history of censuses in Egypt in celebration of the announcement of the 2017 Egyptian census in the presence of President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī.
Pope Tawāḍurūs II of Alexandria, Patriarch of St. Mark, has directed this statement to terrorist groups, “I hope you halt this violent attitude, and start to interact with societies in order to create a better future for all.” 
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīh al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīḥ al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....

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