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The annual sūfī Iftār was held at the headquarters of the ‘Azmiyyah tarīqah in the neighborhood of Sayyidah Zaynab yesterday. As well as the presence of several Sūfī sheikhs, there was also a diplomatic Iranian delegation present, under the supervision of Tawfīq al-Samdī, political advisor to the...
Hāttim Anan, the Head of the Anāniyah Sufī Order and brother of Samī Anān, former Chief of Staff,  has denied that Copts have boycotted the party that Samī Anān is planning to establish under the pretext of being involved in Maspero.  
ISIS has released more than 20 photos of the destruction of religious shrines of both Sunni and Shi’ite saints in Nineveh, Iraq. A statement of ISIS stated that these shrines are idols and that the sharī’ah prohibits them and that Islam’s judgment is that they should be destroyed until leveled with...
“Happiness is Double, in the Maulid (religious celebration)  of Sayyidnā al- Hussayn”, stated the followers of the Sufī tariqas in the Maulid of al- Hussayn, grandson of prophet Muhammad,  in expression of their happiness about of Sīsī’s success in the presidential elections. 
The Supreme Council for Sufi Orders has congratulated President Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī after PEC (Presidential Elections Committee) announced his victory. 
Sufī shaykhs and members of Sufī tarīqahs have gathered to celebrate the success of  al- Sīsī in the presidential elections.
  The Supreme Council for Sufī Orders thanked Counselor Adlī Mansūr for effective management of state affairs during the period he served as interim president.
In his new book Anghām al-Rawh [Melodies of Spirit, Stories of Finest Sufi Songs], which is the first book to document the history of the Sufi song in Egypt, Journalist Ayman al-Ḥakīm monitors thirty songs performed by prominent Egyptian singers, Umm Kulthūm, Layla Murād, ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ,...
Since his election as President of Egypt in 2014, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has been used to visiting the Cathedral to congratulate Copts for Christmas. This is to solid brotherhood and love between different social factions, and to stress that he is a President for all Egyptians. 
The Muslim Brotherhood Organization expressed its dismay over the participation of Al-Azhar in the three-day international Islamic conference held lately in the capital of Chechnya, under the title “Who Are The Sunnis?”
Every year, the city of Tanta, the capital of Gharbiya Governorate, celebrates the holy month of Ramadan in its own special way. Amid wonderful spirits of festivities, lights are focused on Al-Ahmadī Square, where Al-Sayed al-Badawī-'s Mosque, the biggest and most important mosque in Tanta, is also...
  Interviewers: Quinta Smit and Eline Kasanwidjojo   Language of interview: English (original interview), English (presented transcript)   Transcript: not mentioned   Approval: Requested and no objection received     The discussion is about the structure of the Muslim Brotherhood, the interference...
This article reflects on the conflict between Shaykh ‘Ala’ al-Din Mādi Abu al-‘Azāyim and Al-Qaradāwi regarding the constitutional referendum. 
Thousands of young people from Western countries have gone to Syria during recent years to fight under the black flag of what Prof. Schleifer calls “the most brutal and threateningly successful jihadist group, calling itself the Islamic State.” The British Tony Blair Foundation recently published a...
The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow. On the other hand, however, very few can deny the level of...
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
CIDT’s Jayson Casper speaks to Sheikh Ahmad al-Sayih, a professor of Islamic doctrine at Al Azhar University who is originally from the governorate of Qena, about the attacks against Coptic Christians in Nag Hamadi.      
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