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Following a Facebook post, published by a group called ‘Anā Min al-Ḍāhir’ (I am from the district al- Ḍāhir), announced that an agreement was met with the Jewish community in Egypt to tour 3 Jewish synagogues in Cairo and visit the premises from the inside. 
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.
The author points out that the Tulunid Dynasty, established by Ahmad Ibn Tulun [Tulūn] in 868 AD, can be regarded as the actual start of the history of Islamic Egypt. Ibn Tulun, who was sent to Egypt as a resident governor, defied the weak authority of the Abbasid Caliphate at the time and broke...
TV show “Lasaʿāt” hosted Dr. Rev Augustine (Ughasṭīnyūs) Maurice, pastor of the The Holy Family Church in al-Zaytūn to present his book A Historical View of the Coptic Catholic Community in Egypt (rū’ya tārīkhiyya li-ṭā’ifat al-aqbāṭ al-kāthūlīk fī miṣr).
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
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?
CIDT’s Jayson Casper reports on a panel discussion held at the JaffaCenter entitled The Fatimid State: Protecting the Holy Places of Mecca and Jerusalem”.
The Religious Liberty Group of the World Evangelical Alliance has written a report on the escalation of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt. Hulsman quotes from the report and adds his own comments.
The author comments on Pope Benedicts XVI’s controversial statement while making extreme statements about the nature of Islam.
A riot in 721 AH, during the rule of Sulṭān Muḥammad Bin Qalāwūn, left 51 churches ruined in various cities in Egypt.
The article is the first in a series of articles that trace the history of Egyptians, and how exactly they came to be Egyptians. It considers the relationship between Muslims and Christians, and how this relationship has shaped present day Egypt.
The writer talks about how the West has transformed the celebration of Christmas into a celebration of Santa Clause, and it is starting to become a phenomenon in the East.
The author analyses the city of Cairo’s progress throughout history, in its expansion, population congestions, and how they relate with each other in creating a densely overpopulated and congested city. He further questions how accurate it is to blame these conditions on Bedounization.
The article explores the history of the Bedouin nomads, specifically the impact that their presence, settlements, traditions and lifestyle have had throughout the Middle East.
The administrative judiciary’s refusal to file the lawsuit establishing the “Al-Safawīyya Al-Naqshabandīyya” provoked controversy.
The author delves into history to show that Julius Caesar was responsible for the fire at the library of Alexandria, and not Amr Ibn al- Ās as some Copts say.
Ayman al-Bishbīshī continues in the thirteenth episode of his series of articles about “The Future of Theocracy in Egypt.”
Ayman al-Bishbīshī continues in the twelfth episode of his series of articles about “The Future of the Religious State in Egypt.”
Ayman al-Bishbīshī continues in the 11th episode of his series of articles about “The Future of theocracy in Egypt.”
In this article, the author deals with the history of the Umayyad caliphate, the power struggle involved and their conflict with their archrivals the ‘Abbāsids.


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