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On Friday 29th July, the summer school students went back in time to explore the strikingly unique and enigmatic ancient Egyptian culture. As inquisitive students, I think that we all share an interest in the past, and we were therefore curious to delve into the mysterious and majestic lives of the...
On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
Aḥmad Māhir Street is one of the places that still preserve their old essence and Egyptian features despite the development of time and civilization and the fast pace of life imposed by modernity. 
In their yesterday’s meeting, both Dr. Shaykh ʿAbbās Shūmān, Deputy of Al-Azhar, and Dr. Mājid bin ʿAlī al-Nuʿaymī, Bahraini Minister of Education, considered the steps taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain for establishing the Shaykh ʿAbdullāh bin Khālid Academy for Islamic Studies. 
The Azhar objected to Iran’s release of a film portraying the Prophet Muhammad, stressing that portraying Allah’s Prophets is unlawful. Shaykh ‘Alī ‘Abd al-Bāqī, Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy, said that religious scholars in Iran need to strictly cease the release of this film...
The author of this piece speculates about what he believes to be the true causes for Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, and ventures that he might be more influential than the ideas of Martin Luther, the 16th century Christian reformer. The author compares the health of the outgoing Pope to previous...
A well-attended festival of love was held in Luxor to send a message of peace to the world and to emphasize the safety and security of the city with the intention of increasing the level of tourism, the main sector of the local economy. It was organized by Sawa Association for cultural development...
Shaykh Abū Islām has attempted to distance himself from his inflammatory comments about Coptic women. However, the prosecution sent the CDs, provided by Najīb Jubrā’īl, the lawyer, that prove Abū Islām's incitement of a fitnah and disturbance of national unity, to be transcribed by the Ministry of...
The director of the Centre for Coptic Studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Doctor Luʾay Maḥmūd Saʿīd, stated that the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt should not just be celebrated by Christians, but by all Egyptians.
On Thursday,the Ministry of Endowments will hold a symposium at al-Ḥusayn Mosquetitled 'The Danger of Propaganda Rhetoric', Among the participants are Dr. ʿAbd Allāh al-Najjār, member of al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy, Dr. ʿUthmān Aḥmad ʿUthmān, Professor of Economy and the deputy of the Higher...
Head of the Department of Islamic and Coptic Monuments at the Ministry of Antiquities, al-Sa`īd Ḥilmī, said that the Ministry deals with the Jewish, Christian and Islamic monuments as national heritage without any distinction on what concerns their restoration and preservation. According to Ḥilmī,...
The Salafists of Egypt have voiced their resentment towards Burma’s ambassador, demanding his expulsion and the cutting of ties with the Burmese government. They have published a statement that calls for the unity and protection of Muslims around the world, accusing the government of Burma of...
UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven Egyptian sites, divided into six heritage: The Monastery of Abū Mīnā, Historical [Islamic] Cairo, The Memphite Necropolis, Ancient Thebes, The Monuments of Nubia, and St. Catherine.  
The Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī  ʿAllām, mentioned that Islamic values are entirely based on having social liberalism and collective interactions. The Prophet Muḥammad delivered God’s message to all societies. He communicated with non-Muslims in Mecca due to economic trading. Also, he visited...
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...
[There is a mistake in the title of the original Arabic article. Should read: "6 Advtantages to..."] Today, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī inaugurated the Museum of Islamic Art, after its renovation and development following the damage it incurred during the bombing of the Cairo Security...
Since his election as President of Egypt in 2014, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has been used to visiting the Cathedral to congratulate Copts for Christmas. This is to solid brotherhood and love between different social factions, and to stress that he is a President for all Egyptians. 
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Muftī of the Republic, greeted a high-profile delegation from the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Dutch parliament, headed by Angeline Eijsink, and joined by the Dutch ambassador in Cairo. 
Three speeches by Pope Francis on Friday focused on eight key issues, including dialogue, Christian rights, uniting Christian communities, renouncing violence and calling for peace. The speeches mark the conclusion of Pope Francis’ first two-day visit to Egypt.

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