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‘Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ’ TV channel broadcasted live in front of a newly restored mosque in the Pharaonic style, in the village of Nazla, belonging to the Yūsuf al-Ṣadīq in the Fayūm governorate, sparking wide controversy on social media due to the depiction of pharaonic drawings on the facade of the...
“Why was I imprisoned in the first place?! Should a university student at the Faculty of Archaeology be put in prison with murderers and drug dealers?!” These are the words of Ḥanīn Ḥussām, known in Egypt as one of the “Tik Tok Girls”, after a default verdict this week, charging her with 10 years...
The hitherto little-known village of Qufada [Qufāda] sadly became national news for a local pyramid scheme headed by Hussein Muhammad [Ḥussayn Muḥammad], a trader in tiles who is a member of a big local family. He was known for trading with China and speaks Chinese. Ḥussayn was successful in...
The Coptic Orthodox Church announced that priests from its dioceses in al-Minyā, Abū Qurqāṣ, and Sharq al-Nīl held another meeting with members from the Azharian Zone and al-Azhar University in al-Minyā to promote peace and fight misconceptions among young people. The meeting was led by Bishop...
The suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād, Secretary General for the Islamic Research Academy, said that the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad marked the birth of mercy, love, and dignity, indicating that the morals of the Prophet before the revelation of the Quran [al-Qurān] had a huge influence in spreading the call to Islam...
After several recent reforms, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the path of liberating the Saudi society according to its ‘Saudi Vision 2030’. It seems as if there is a revolution on the skyline with regards to Saudi women’s exposure to the wider world, and the eradication of their so-called ‘societal...
Under the theme “We are all with you” the Goethe-Institute, in collaboration with the “ʿAyn al-Samaka” cinematic cultural initiative, will host its event tomorrow, in Cairo at 5 pm.  
The Coptic community in Egypt is in turmoil following repeated cases of violence and killings inside houses of worship. More recently, the assassination of Reverend Father Maqār Saʿad—Bishop of St. Mark Coptic orthodox church in Shubrā al-Khaymah, central Cairo—by a church guard has revived debate...
Father Benjamin Mitrī (Bishop  of the Church of St. Mark in Buḥayrah and Maṭrūḥ) died today at the age of 77 after spending around 50 years in priestly service. For his part, Pope Tawāḍrūs II offered his condolences to Bishop Bākhūmiyyūs of Buḥayrah and the priests of his diocese for the...

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