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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...
After the incident of burning shrines in several governorates, al-Tāhir al-Hāshmī, Deputy of the Higher Council of the Āl al-Bayt [Shiite organization in Egypt], commented on the Muslim Brotherhood's role in mediating between sūfīs and Shiites as well as between salafists.  
In a clear divergence from official pronouncements that ban the activity, some 200 Shī‘ah men, women, and children in white robes shut themselves into the Al-Husayn Mosque and performed their rights for more than an hour on Wednesday. They were not prevented by security nor by the mosque...
Recent Shiite attacks on the sahābah and the wives of the Prophet Muhammad sparked rage amongst many Sunnī imāms and thinkers. Some imāms in mosques dedicated their Friday prayer speeches to responding to the comments. Islamic scholar Shaykh Mansūr al-Rifā‘ī ‘Ubayd called for the Ministry of...
The grand imām of the Azhar has visited Lebanon, some sources see the trip as a sign of Tantāwī’s support for the politician Sa’ad al-Hariri.
Fahmī Hūwaydī writes about the importance of understanding the differences between the Shī‘ah and the Sunnī doctrines before criticizing either of them.
The Center for the Rapprochement of Islamic Sects [CRIS] has issued a statement about the unfortunate events that are occurring in the regional arena especially in Iraq.
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