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Many legends surround an old tree called the “Virgin Mary Tree,” located in the ancient al-Maṭariyya district of eastern Cairo.
In this article Muhammad Sayyed Al-Ashmawi expressed his thoughts concerning the circumstances of Arabs and Muslims. He said that Egyptian and Arab societies are passing through a crucial phase due to the absence of freethinking. He commented on the role of modern preachers. These modern preachers...
The village of Tanah has about ten or twenty confidence men, who have taken up the profession of blackmailing the dreams of simple people by magic, quackery and stealth.
Sheikha Nadia has made a big name for herself among the people and in the local press. Thousands of people from various parts of the country as far field as the south Egyptian town of Aswan flocked to Abbis, a small village near the coastal town of Alexandria. They were after one thing: the...
Sheikha Nadia, a female sheikh, has developed treatment against diseases with magic and jinns. Azhar scholars, however, don’t believe in her way of curing since is not even able to read the Qur’an correctly.
Atef Helmi, an Egyptian Catholic, focuses his criticism on what he considers superstition of Egyptian Charismatics who are linked to American Charismatic movements.
Mr. Y. H. Zarate says that he heard from his Saudi friend that it is not permissible to say good things about any property or any person for fear that this may bring something bad to that property or person. This is the belief in envy or the so-called evil eye. Zarate wonders whether there is any...
A supposedly Christian man who is 73-years old in Minoufia is exposed by his wife for being so interested in black magic that he used to leave his family starving and go to spend his money on black magic. Many people used to help his family so that they would not die of starvation.
Although the authorities frown upon the practice, exorcists, clairvoyants and sorcerers are enjoying a growing business in a poor country [Egypt] where the wealth gap is widening, sociologists say.
Ibrahim Karim claimed on TV that he can diagnose any disease by use of geometrical shapes and the medicine will be pieces of gold, silver and bronze which are sold at one of the jewelers in the City Center. He also claimed his method of treatment is supported by the Azhar. The Azhar is now...
Together with hundreds of patients, Abdel Hamid Al-Missawi, popular as Sheikh Abdel Hamid, believes that he can cure a variety of illness, psychic problems and also drive out evil spirits that may haunt people.
Youssef Badawi whipped the young woman across her shoulders in another effort to drive away the evil genies that he said possessed his patient.
[Compilation from wires from various agencies] Muslims shuttered themselves indoors on the orders of clerics and others flocked to mosques Wednesday as earthquakes and an unseasonable hailstorm intensified eclipse unease in the Middle East.
Sheikha Nadia is the new phenomenon in the medical world. She claims that she has the ability to cure the people from their diseases and drive the devils out of them. What is amazing about her is that she has got a license to work from Al-Azhar. A lot of people have been contradicting her methods...
A woman rushed to the police station to report that her daughter had mysteriously disappeared. "Please save my daughter from a red jinn named Morsi," she told the astonished police officer.
The technique of modern psychiatric treatment is related to the old Zaar ceremonies in Islam.
The author claims that superstitions are spreading to the Coptic churches abroad. For example characteristics are attributed to saints which are in conflict with historical evidence. For example Copts believe saint Abu Sefein spoke an Upper Egyptian dialect of Coptic while in fact he was from Asia...
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