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al-Sayyida Zaynab Mosque becomes the first mosque to be closed in Egypt as part of the pre-emptive measures to limit the spread of the Corona virus. The Minister of Endowments, Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, decided to close the mosque until schools and universities open again. 
A video circulated on social media showed a Chinese tourist facing racism on the streets of Cairo. A taxi driver had suspected that the tourist was infected with the Coronavirus and subsequently told the tourist to leave the car. Following this, other drivers who were passing by bullied the tourist...
Portuguese Cartoonist Vasco Gargalo has been subjected to an Israeli campaign accusing him of anti-Semitism and demanding that he be dismissed, because of a caricature in solidarity with Palestine.  This caricature coincided with the publishing of the American plan known as “the Deal of the Century...
The National Council for Women wrote an official complaint to Google administrators asking them to take down the music video “Salmonella” by the singer Tamīm. In the complaint, the Council points out that the song contains disrespectful language to women, undermines their rights, and openly incites...
Copts demand a reply from the Coptic Church after the latter stopped a TV programme presented by bishop Zūsīma, bishop of Aṭfīḥ.
The prominent Iraqi religious leader Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was criticised by Iraqi commentators for his inconsistent positions in relation to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian al-Quds brigades.  In the comments Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was described as a follower to the Iranian orders and...
In a clear message of rejection of the Saudi-Emirati-Egyptian intervention, activists on social networking sites posted a picture of youths at a sit-in around the Sudanese army general headquarters holding banners saying "No to Emirate-Saudi-Egyptian interference. No to support from Saudi Arabia...
The Islamic Research Academy has started publishing its series on the Islamic sciences on its official website through the al-Azhar portal in order to make its contents accessible to the reader in Egypt and abroad and achieve more effective cultural communication between al-Azhar and people from...
In this op-ed, Amīna Khayrī critiques the role that the media plays in classifying different people or organizations that are in the midst of ongoing military, resistance, or terrorist campaigns against governments in the Middle East.  She writes the following:
It’s been one year since the Holy Synod Monastic Affairs Committee issued its 12 revolutionary decrees on regulating monastic life against the backdrop of the murder of Bishop Epiphaniyūs, Abbot of the Saint Macarius [Makāriyyūs] Monastery in Wādī al-Naṭrūn. The decrees were announced following a...

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