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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
Ibrāhīm al-Jawharī was born in the city of Qaliyūb in the second half of the 18th century. In the small city’s kuttāb, he learned writing and arithmetic, in which he excelled. He used to trans-scribe the religion books, and distribute them to the church at his own expense. He cared to present the...
For the first time ever, a book discusses about the contributions of Christians to Arab culture. Why does the government ignore the Coptic age and the Christian contributions to the development of the culture?
(1) After the enaction of the new church construction law last autumn , the concept of the Christian denomination was legalized. . This  sparks a heated debate  on the nature of Christian denominations  in Egypt, abreast of the "codification" of the conditions of al-ʿAzābī Pasha, which was issued...
In his book, “My Son, This is Your Uncle Jamāl”, former president Anwar al-Sadāt cites a position among countless historical positions which proves the strength, steadfastness, and struggle of the Egyptian people for human values and against tyrants and occupiers. Sadāt points to the year 1795, at...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
Background: There is a short interview with a student of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) about Christian missionary work in Morocco. The major part of the recording is Zuzana Skalova, a Czech art historian speaking about the conservation of Coptic icons in Egypt. One of her central...
Christianity in the Arab World was flourishing in relative terms prior to the First World War and consequent break-up of the Ottoman Empire.
The article sheds light on the book“Al-Jizyah fī Misr (1713 – 1856 AD)” [Jizyahin Egypt] by the scholar Ayman Ahmad Mahmūd who argues that jizyah was abolished in Egypt before issuing the Hamayonian law and before all other Ottoman states.
Ayūb traces the Waqf system in Egypt back through its history. The article mentions that the golden age of the Waqf system was the 12th-18th centuries. The system was continued throughout Muhammad ‘Alī’s era and he used revenue from the Waqf system to fund his own projects to modernize Egypt....

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