Displaying 1 - 20 of 14859.
Learning to think about religion/religions in a multi-disciplinary way Understanding the concept of “sacred history” Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Interpretations of sacred history
On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ghobashy, a lecturer of modern and contemporary history at the Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, proposed on July 3rd that Egypt can be seen as the cradle of religions. 
Counselor ‘Umār Marwān, a spokesman for the Fact-finding Commission on the violence that took place since June 30 stated that the Commission has decided to send a report to the government about its visit to Luxor and Aswan and Sohag. He added that the commission has discovered in the visit that the...
It’s been five years since the June 30 Revolution aborted once and forever the Muslim Brotherhood Group’s dream of taking over Egypt. Nevertheless, the Muslim Brotherhood group and its followers still maintain its war against the Egyptian people imagining it possible to return to power.
In a phone call with Ṣada al-Balad TV Channel late Sunday evening, Father Rafīq Greish (head of the Media Committee of the Egyptian Council of Churches) stated that all Egyptians united went down to the streets, backed by the army, demanding the departure of the ousted President Muḥammad Mursī.
Al-Rifāʿī Mosque combines between the Mamlūk heritage and the beauty of the European architectural design. Located in [Mīdān al-Qalʿah] the Citadel Square, it stands as an artistic and architectural masterpiece attesting to the magnificent Egyptian buildings that combine between the oriental and...
Five years have now elapsed since the June 30 Revolution broke out in 2013 forming a major landmark in the modern history of Egypt. However, some western intellectuals and politicians, such as the French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, viewed it as a military coup. But the truth is that it is...
The writer stressed in his article on three main facts. First, that the June 30 Revolution is a real popular uprising that was backed by the Armed Forces. Second, that the Egyptian Army had played a national political role throughout the history of Egypt, so its role in the June 30 revolution was...
From time to time, I receive invitations to participate in dialogues, platforms, forums, seminars, or to contribute intellectually through research papers, on the perceptions and scenarios on the future of our Arab region. All these dialogues are directly or indirectly connected with the interest...
The army has asked the Crisis Committee for the Orthodox Church to specify the Churches and places of worship that are a priority for rebuilding or restoration after they were damaged during the violence that followed June 30, after a previous attempt to raise the necessary funds for restoring them...
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
The mosque of Abu al-Ḥaggag [Abū al-Ḥajjāj] dominates the first court at Luxor Temple and aptly demonstrates the continuing adaptation of ancient monuments to modern use. Luxor remained very much intact during the Roman period, when the monument was incorporated within the Roman camp and devoted to...
The BA Center for Coptic Studies launched its 7th cultural season in Alexandria. The 1st lecture was held today under the title “A Reading of the Memoirs of Qulīnī Pasha Fahmī ... the Honorable Copt who Built a Mosque” at the Auditorium in the BA Main Library. 
Recently, the General Authority for Cultural Palaces reprinted the book “The Making of Egypt” [Takwīn Miṣr] by Muḥammad Shafīq Ghurbāl. According to the new edition’s introduction by Dr. Kamāl Mughīth, “The Making of Egypt” is a unique book that came as an urgent cultural and national response...
In the post-colonial Arab and Islamic states, the political mentality and culture were dominated by two models that originated from different mental and cultural sources and led to similar results, including the consolidation of the unilateral view, the curtailment of differences, and the quest for...
During recent weeks, two new books came to light in the USA addressing an important period of the contemporary history of Egypt, namely from January 2011 till the current phase. The 1st book is entitled “The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House”, by Ben Rhodes, US Deputy National...
In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Egypt is to celebrate this day on 25 November, 2018, in the Egyptian National Museum at Tahrir Square [Maydān al-Taḥrīr, or (Midan al-Tahrir).
Coptic movements differed on taking part in the celebrations of the third anniversary of the January 25th 2011 Revolution. Some movements, such as the Maspero Youth Union stated that they are not participating in the events of January 25th, refusing to give a cover to the Muslim Brothers to take...
Since ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ conquered Egypt in the seventh century, the Coptic and Jewish genuine citizens have been treated as ‘ahl al-dhimma’ (people under protection), that is, they had to pay an annual tax, with the exemption of male minors and elders, as both either did not reach the legal age of...

Pages

Subscribe to