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In a statement he delivered on Saturday, December 22, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy of the Salafī Call (al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah), attacked media outlets, the Coptic Church, and the opposition.
The three major Coptic Churches of Egypt strongly condemned the statement released by the deputy leader of the SalafīDa’wah (the Salafī Call), Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. Speaking during a video-taped conference of scholars and Du’ā (preachers), Burhāmī praised the articles included in the new...
The Azhar and Dār al-Iftā’ will not stipulate a specific form of takbīr (the exclamation ‘Allahu Akbar’), according to puresunnah during ‘Īd al-Fitr, and in a fatwá stated that the form of takbīr used by Egyptians for a long time, as opposed to that used by the Companions of the Prophet, was...
Leading figure in the Jamā’ah Islamiyyah and member on its Shūra “Advisory” Council, ‘Abūd al-Zumur continues his attack on the Muslim Brotherhood in an article titled, ‘Guidelines on Evaluating the Experiment’ published on an online news source yesterday.
The fundamental traditional Islam spread in Egypt not only among followers of Islamist political movements such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis, but also among the ordinary segments of the population, and after decades of abortions of any attempt to renew the religious discourse. A year...
Raghib al- Sirgāny, one of he Muslim Brotherhood figures has called in an article to obey the “tyrannical ruler”.
Al-Jam’iyyah al-Shar’iyyah (The Legitimacy Organization) and Ansār al-Sunnah (Sunni Advocates) have issued their official agreement to the Covenant for Honorable Religious Advocacy that was issued by the Ministry of Endowments. Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gom’ah, Minister of Endowments, clarified that the...
Ahmad al- Mughir, known publicly as the “man of Khairat al- Shāttir” has criticized those who attack Ansār Bayt al- Maqdis after its terrorist attacks.
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī Sa’īd, the chairman of the Information & Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile, said his church has always been democratic and calls for equality and respect for human rights, adding the church has never directed its members to vote for any candidate...
Dozens of Copts protested outside the Supreme Court to reject verdicts sentencing 12 Christians to 25-year imprisonment terms in the case of sectarian unrest in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya, in April. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Meanwhile, members of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy said the khul’ law, which granted women the freedom to end her matrimonial relationship with her husband, is a legitimate right, adding women may use their right when they find out that it is possible to continue her life with her husband...
In the same vein, Mursī pledged to form a large coalition government representative of all segments of the society and not just a government based on a parliamentary majority belonging to a single party. He praised Christians’ role in the struggle against “colonialist powers” in the past side by...
The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had contacts with parties, revolutionary coalitions and the coordinators of the campaigns of Sabbāhī, disqualified candidate Hāzim Abū Ismā’īl and ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag on Saturday (May 26) to urge...
Michael Munīr, the leader of the al-Hayāh Party, rejected accusations that Copts supported Shafīq, adding the religious groups are propagating these claims to shift the battle. “Copts’ votes were divided between Mūsá and Sabbāhī. The latter garnered many Coptic young people’s votes. However, I...
Archpriest Frances Farīd, the deputy head of the Beni Suef patriarchate, denounced claims that the church backed Shafīq in the presidential elections. “The church is unable to instruct any of its congregation to vote for a definite candidate. Many of the Christians have voted for Sabbāhī or Mūsá...
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī Sa’īd, the chairman of the Information & Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile, said his church has always been democratic and calls for equality and respect for human rights, adding the church has never directed its members to vote for any candidate...
The Orthodox and Evangelical churches denied backing any presidential candidate in the runoff round in which the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Mursī is competing with Husnī Mubārak’s last prime minister Ahmad Shafīq, scheduled to be held on June 16-17. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 3...
“Copts freely voted for the candidates they deemed fit for the presidential position just like any other Egyptian citizen,” Kamīl Siddīq, the Alexandria cathedral’s Millī Council secretary, said in statements. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
“The Azhar expresses appreciation for demands to adopt another initiative to lay criteria for selection of members of the constitution-drafting panel and activation of the Azhar’s post-revolution freedoms proposals,” said ‘Azab. He voiced the Azhar’s support for the unity of the Egyptian people and...

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