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Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
Salafīs have saved the village of Sharbāt, al-Nahdāh neighborhood, in the western Alexandria district of al-'Āmrīyah, from a conflagration that could have consumed everyone in its way, said the spokesman for the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party, the second largest in the Egyptian parliament. 
On January 19, Christians in Egypt will be celebrating Epiphany – or as people usually call in Egypt “al-Ghuṭās” ­– in commemoration of Jesus’ baptism by the hand of John in the waters of the Jordan. Epiphany is characterised by several ceremonies in Egypt, such as eating taros and sugar canes, and...
The recently adopted personal status law endorses the legitimization of the ʿUrfī -or unofficial customary marriage between an Egyptian woman and her non-Egyptian husband, provided the following major 11 conditions are fulfilled:
In his recently published book “al-Dhāt fī al-Fikr al-ˈArabī wā al-Islāmī” (TheSelf In Arab Islamic Thought), Moroccan thinker and author Muḥammad al-Miṣbāḥī continues to explore the relationship between the Arab Islamic philosophy and sciences, including mathematics, natural sciences, logic and...
The Egyptian Orthodox Church celebrates today the Feast of Apostles, on which the church liturgically honors and commemorates the suffering and martyrdom of St. Paul and St. Peter, who, according to Christian tradition, ministered to the Gentiles and the Jews. 
Dr. Muḥammad `Imāra, an Islamic Intellectual, said that renewing the religious discourse advocated by some people requires a climate of freedom, pointing out that freedom in Egypt is nearly non-existent. `Imāra added in his statements to Misr al-`Arabiyya, which he made on the side lines of the ‘...
Many women believe that they pay an expensive price for the presence of radicalism and fundamentalism across all three [Abrahamic] religions. In Egypt, the issue of being a Christian woman assuming a senior religious role remains a big problem. Recently, Coptic women started to seek to...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
There are many arguments regarding why women have stopped reading Qur’an out loud; it has been claimed that it was an attempt to constrain women in their social lives. Historically, women were used to mourn loudly at funerals in an attempt to create an emotional scene. Over time, the cultural base...

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