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The Egyptian Salafist movement called on the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments to close the Imam al-Ḥussayn shrine, citing fears that Shiite rituals would be conducted in front of the mosque. The demand was rejected by Egyptian Sufi currents, who warned there would be an outrage in the community in...
Everybody who is psychologically balanced aspires to peaceful coexistence between the Sunnis and the Shiites, and among the followers of all religious sects and communities. Sectarianism is a lethal poison threatening any nation that strives for security and economic stability. Throughout the first...
Although President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has called upon the imams of al-Azhar, on several occasions, to renew the religious discourse, this call remained unanswered.
For the fifth year respectively, The Egyptian ministry of endowments announced on Wednesday's evening the closure of a shrine attributed to Imam al-Ḥussāyn binʿAlī in conjunction with the celebrations of ʿashūrā’ which began yesterday. Egyptian security forces stepped up their presence in front of...
Salafī coalitions have warned Shī’ah Muslims against holding any celebrations on the occasion of the birth of al- Hussayn. A number of Salafī coalitions have announced that they are organizing stands in front of al- Hussayn mosque in Cairo starting today in order to stop the Shī’ah from holding any...
The public prosecutor's office of Talkhā in the Governorate of Dakahliadecided to keep 61-year-old Shi’ite doctor Mahmūd 'Abd al-Khāliq Mahmūd imprisoned for 15 days on charge of condemning (Sunni) religion while investigations were carried out. Amongst his possessions, a picture of Shaykh Hassan...
Love is stronger than terrorism.
  Police arrested a 61-year old retired doctor from Mīt Zanqar, Dakahlia, on charges of contempt of religion. The police inspected the man's house and found a photo frame with a picture of Hasan Nasrallah, secretary-general of the Lebanese Shi’ite party Hizbullah, several Shi’ite books and CDs, and...
A violent fight erupted between a Sunni and Shiite Muslim in the village of Zāwiyah Abū Musalam in Giza. Sunni Muslim Sālim Mahmūd accused his neighbor of practicing Shiite rituals, warning him against a repetition of the massacre that took place on June  23, 2013, costing the life of four Shiites...
On the other hand, Molawi Ishaq Madani, the Iranian president’s advisor for Sunnī Muslims’ affairs, underlined the importance of having closer ties binding Egypt and Iran, noting this “alleged” difference between Sunnīs and Shiites is “in the political interests of only certain Arab governments and...

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