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Today, a seminar is to be held at the AUC on Dr. Maī Hawās’s book “The Influence of Islamic Creeds on the Islamic Architecture of Mosques”. The book presents a comparison between the mosques or schools from the Safavid era in Iraq and Iran, and the Bahri / Bahriyya Mamluks [al-Mamālīk al-Baḥariyya...
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...
Egyptian Political activist, Dr. Mamdūh Hamza, strongly criticized the country's media, claiming that what is currently broadcast on TV is what he considers 'a weapon directed against the people'.
The medieval Darb al-Ahmar, or Red Road, gives its name to the neighborhood. Throughout history its squares witnessed assassinations and power struggles, of which the latest was in 1805, when Muhammad `Ali tricked the Mamlūks into staging a coup before slaughtering them; the street ran red with...
The Egyptian revolution of January 25th brought hope for better Muslim-Christian relations, but unfortunately it did not take long for the hopes for many to evaporate. Optimism for better relations is still there, but many more feel that almost two years after the revolution tensions have increased...
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