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[The text was written as a chapter for Freedom of Belief and Christian Mission, Edited by Hans Aage Gravaas, Christof Sauer, Tormod Engelsviken, Maqsood Kamil and Knud Jørgensen. Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Vol.
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...
Are diseases and pandemics among the signs of the Hour of the Resurrection…Question and Answer by Shaykh Aḥmad Wisām, Secretary of Fatwas [fatwā] for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ.  During the live broadcast on the Dār al-Iftāʾ official page, he explained that diseases are not among the signs of the...
The Protestant Church of Egypt not only plays an important spiritual role for the Protestant Christian community but also makes social contributions to the entire Egyptian society, independent of skin colour, gender and religion. Since his assumption of the position of president of the Protestant...
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...
Grand Imam and Head of the Muslim Council of Elders, Shaikh Ahmad at-Tayib, said that the construction of churches in Muslim lands has been an everlasting controversial issue among Muslim `Ūlamā', pointing that Prophet Muhammad gave the followers of Jesus the Nazarene the oath of protecting them,...
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...
`Ali Jūm`ah, member of the Senior `Ulema Council and former Mufti of Egypt, launched an attack on the Muslim Brotherhood, describing them as a “terrorist group that persists to Mūshrik (polytheist) attitude.”
In a press statement released today by the Minister of [Islamic] Endowments, Dr. Mūkhtār Jūm`a said that the emergence of a booming new market of ideas in which cultural products of some groups who, through unprecedented financial support, hijacked the religious discourse, diminishing thus the role...

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