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We must stop and address the phenomena of the Adhān calling Muslims to gather for prayers from a large number of churches in the United States in the past few days to protest against the positions of the new President Donald Trump against Muslims. Before that, Churches in Israel did the same,...
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Background: Ṣaīdā, Samīra and Hind are Dutch students, studying Arabic at Leiden University in the Netherlands. All three are originally from Morocco and are now on exchange in Egypt. They share their experiences of living in Egypt and compare it to their Arab heritage. Furthermore, Majdī Ḥussaīn,...
Egypt's Ministry for [religious] Endowments emphasized that it is not permissible to use mosques for other purposes than worshiping and acquiring religious knowledge by accredited imams, scholars, or preachers who have prior approval issued by the Ministry.
Hanad Sabrī: The future of Arab peoples in the hands of women   The Tunisian artist Hanad Sabrī is traveling to Tunisia at the beginning of the week to support a Tunisian tourism campaign. Speaking in an interview with journalists from the publication, Al-Bawūāba, she said that without women,...
Discontent among residents of Shaykh Zāyid district in 6 October City after spreading Shī'ah book to spread shi'ism off a number of mosques. Residents were surprised to find some people spreading brochures that spread shī'ah ideologies and praying the azān (call to prayer) in the shī'ah way. There...
Interreligious tensions in Egypt are, unfortunately, very often related to church construction.
The authors discuss the issue of unifying the Adhān, whether it is a legitimate step or it contradicts Islamic Sharī‘ah. They quote the opinions of Muslim scholars on the issue.
Ahmad Tal‘at reports on the statements of Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, minister of religious endowments, about the project of unifying the call to prayers in Cairo’s mosques, asserting that the project will start next month.
Ḥasan ‘Allām interviews Dr. Maḥmūd Ḥamdī Zaqzūq, Egyptian minister of religious endowments, who speaks about important issues of concern to Muslims.
Dr. Ahmad ‘Umar Hāshim rejects the project of unifying the Adhān proposed by the Ministry of Religious Endowments as it abolishes a rite in Islam.
Ramadān Abu Isma‘īl reports on the opinions of Azhar scholars about unifying the Jumu‘ah speech.
The Ministry of Endowments begins the trial of a unified adhān.
In this interview, the minister of religious endowments warns of "foolish acts" by some Muslims, which he says could pose a real threat to the Muslim nation, stressing that the niqāb is a tradition and not a religious duty.
A new war has been launched between veiled and unveiled actresses in finding a place in the over-busy schedule of the Egyptian TV during Ramadān. The veiled stars attack officials of the Egyptian TV for preventing their serials, claiming it is a conspiracy against Islam and hijāb.
The author of the article, Tāriq Mustafá, criticizes mosques that use amplifiers and attract famous dā‘īyahs to attract a large number of worshippers during the month of Ramadān. He also raises questions about where the charitable donations that are collected by mosques go.
In an interview with Muhammad Shibl [a Muslim thinker], the author discusses the issue of a unified call for prayer in Cairo.
A number of Muslim issues that are cause debate amongst scholars are raised in this issue such as the discussion over unifying the call to prayer and the proposal of a new draft law to regulate who is able to issue fatwás.
Amidst heated debate over the project of the Ministry of Awqāf [Endowments] to unify the azān [call to prayer] in Greater Cairo mosques, Rose al-Yousuf claims that it has managed to obtain a copy of a letter sent by the Saqr Factory for Developed Industries to the under-secretary of the...
The increasing influence of religion in Syrian society is the result of the failure of the secular regime to implant its ideology in the minds of the people, member of the secular Ba‘th Party, Mus‘ab al -Jindī, says.

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