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Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
It is almost Ramadan [Ramaḍān], which comes this year amid exceptional circumstances. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has forced people to stay indoors following the preventative measures taken by the government, including quarantine and placing a curfew on civilians’ movement. The...
Prof. Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer (84) and Prof. Emeritus Shems Friedlander (79) both served in the Department of Mass Communication at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and obtained the title 'professor,' not because of their academic work (they had none) but because both were acclaimed...
Seeking to convert mosques throughout the holy month of Ramadan into a tolerant oasis for moderate preaching, the Minister of endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to form a tripartite committee headed by Shaykh Jābir Tāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, and the membership of Dr....
A charity foundation’s announcement about a round of debates during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadān in which salafī figures would give lectures critiquing Christianity sparked wide-scale angry comments on the social networking web sites that some considered it a call for “civil strife in...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. Minister of Religious Endowments Muhammad Mukhtār Jum‘a said in his sermon that there were two great meanings for Ramadan, the first divine, as people...
The singer ‘Alī al-Hablāwī arranged a ‘Ramadan Evening’ of hymns and religious supplications in an Egyptian Evangelical Church in Ma‘ādī, attended by a Muslim and Christian audience. 
Moroccan authorities have banned the religious ritual of i’itikāf from taking place in mosques in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, not surrendering to pressure placed on them by members of al-‘Adl w al- Ihsān (Justice and Spirituality Group) the strongest Islamist opposition group in...
The Ramadan experience in Egypt is not exclusive to Muslims, rather it is a joyous and celebratory holy month shared by Muslims and Christians alike, related to a series of universally practiced traditions. Since the 1919 Revolution, Sa’ad Zaghlūl was adamant on reinforcing the importance of...

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