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Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
In an opinion article published by Civic Egypt, Rāghib Al- Rikābī wrote about the difference between Islam during the early Islamic period of Mecca and the Islamic experience witnessed after the hijra, or emigration; the date of this event marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar. 
 President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi has announced that the explosion within St Peter’s Church in Cairo was carried out by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up during Mass prayers, and he warned that the matter is much more widespread and dangerous than originally thought. And as I announced in what...
Muhammad `Ali lifted all the dhimmi laws restricting the freedoms of Copts, allowed for church bells to be rung, new churches to be built, and old churches to be repaired. He promoted Copts in the civil service, and based his selection of high-level government officials solely on qualifications,...
The popular image of Salafī Muslims in Egypt is of a lower-class, older generation, perhaps limited in educational achievement. This is not their fault, many might patronizingly sympathize, as President Mubarak is blamed for letting the school system rot to keep the population ignorant, poor, and...
This is a series of various recent articles with Copts making the headlines.
The article presents speeches of a number of Azhar scholars that have been delivered in a symposium on human rights in Islam.
Islam developed rules and ethics that aim to establish the values of tolerance and acceptance of others.
January 7 is the day when Copts, in accordance with the Coptic calendar, celebrate Christmas. The occasion received a significant amount of attention in the Egyptian press that published a considerable number of articles about Coptic issues in general and the Christmas celebrations in particular....

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