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Since the Roman massacre against them in the 3rd century AD, Christians in Egypt have tattooed the cross to manifest their faith. Despite the tortures they endured before they were finally killed, Copts etched the cross on the wrists of their children in very early age, fearing for their children...
Shalawlaw is one of the primary foods found on the Coptic table during the Fast of the Virgin Mary, which began yesterday and lasts for 15 days.  It is believed that Mary was the first to make this dish when the Holy Family came to Egypt, and that she taught it to the Egyptians.
Copts celebrated on March 19 the Feast of the Cross, which is the first of the Coptic feasts during the big fast in preparation for Easter.  Pope Tawadros II will lead the mass in the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abāssiyah. Churches in Egypt, and the cathedral will undergo intense...
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...
Sheikh Sharīf al-Hawārī, member of the al- Da'wah al- Salafīah  shūra “advisory” council, announced his support for the police reports filed against outspoken non-observers of Ramadan.
The Papal Council for Religious Dialogue at the Vatican congratulated Muslims for the upcoming ‘Īd al-Fitr, marking the end of the month of Ramadān of fasting, prayer, and charity work.
A Salafī leader announced that the sheikhs of his organization would not be observing any of the Ministry of Endowments’ rules regarding i’tikāf . The source affirmed that none of the Salafi sheikhs or youth have registered for i’tikāf , as per the new laws, and that they will all embark on this...
 Today the Copts start the “big fast” that lasts for 55 days and will end on Easter on the 20th of April (Girgis Fikrī, al- Shurūq, Feb. 24, p. 1). Read original text in Arabic.   
Salafī coalitions have warned Shī’ah Muslims against holding any celebrations on the occasion of the birth of al- Hussayn. A number of Salafī coalitions have announced that they are organizing stands in front of al- Hussayn mosque in Cairo starting today in order to stop the Shī’ah from holding any...
Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, the Azhar Shaykh requested each Egyptian house to be moderate in spending and avoiding excessive spending, stating  that Ramadan is a month of prayer and asceticism and not one of pleasure, or having fun. 
 The Office of the Chief Justice in Palestine has forbidden divorce in the month of Ramadan, unless circumstances deem it absolutely necessary. 
After having temporarily calmed down, relations between the Ministry of Endowments and the Salafīs have ignited once again, this time regarding i’itikāf. Sheikh Muhamad ‘abd el-Rāzik, representative of the Ministry of Endowments for Quranic and Mosque matters, stated, “i’itikaaf is a tradition that...
Egyptians have Egyptianized the three heavenly religions coming to Egypt! For that reason the practices of Christianity and Islam are similar in Egypt. They all follow Egyptian traditions, before they are associated to a particular religion. For example, the tradition of writing wishes on papers...
The Ministry of Endowments assured that there is no desire to cancel the Iʿtikāf practice (a retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days) in the ten last days of Ramadan.
The municipality of Queensland, Australia, rejected the legal note drafted by Member of Parliament Nicklin Peter, that called to ban niqāb (face veil). 
General ‘Abd al – Fattāh al- Sīsī, Minister of  Defense,  has congratulated the members of the armed forces, fellow Egyptians and Copts on the occasion of the New Year (Amanī Mūsá, Copts- United, Jan. 1). Read original text in Arabic.   https://www.arabwestreport.info/ar/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%86%D8...
We pray for Egypt and Syria .. And the governor of Alexandria: The holidays show the spirit of love among the Egyptians. The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated on the eve of Saturday the Holy Day of the Epiphany and the Egyptian holidays in general. This feast is famous for eating taro and reeds.
Pope Twadros II affirmed. Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark. Egypt is on the verge of a new beginning with frankness with self, pointing out that the new enlightenment of Egypt should be extended to thought, say and act, as everyone has a sincere desire to advance Egypt, which deserves...
The Pope received the Governor of Alexandria, Gen. Tāriq al- Mahdī, to congratulate him on the occasion of Epiphany (Sarhān Sinārah and Ahmad Sālim, al-Akhbār, Jan. 20, p. 7). Read original text in Arabic.

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