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Participants in “promotion of virtue and the prevention of vice” conference that took place in Saudi Arabia on December 9 called for establishing associations to promote virtue and prevent vice in all the Islamic world. They added that Islamic countries can benefit from Saudi Arabia in this regard.
Lawyer and activist Najīb Jabrā’īl, Chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, said Egyptians are one fabric that al-Tahrīr Square has seen the blood of both Muslims and Christians shed and mixed together. He said his organization is defending the rights of Copts from a...
Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
Al- Da’wah al- Salafia continues its confrontation with the Ministry of Endowments. 
During the interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian based Arab News, the Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II described the Crown Prince Muḥammad ibn Salmān as “a great man for a great nation”. Such a view as expressed by an enlightened and progressive Eastern Christian cleric might not have been clearly...
In his statements to the British “Economist” newspaper, a Royal Advisor to the Saudi Arabian crown prince Salmān bin ʿAbd al-Azʿiz (also Abdul Aziz) said that the monarchy is to meet future decisions on what concern the construction of churches on it territories. The advisor, who declined to be...
With the signs of Christmas celebrations all around the world, the question reemerged in Saudi Arabia on whether these symbols of festivities will be allowed in the ultra-conservative Muslim monarchy who, only one year ago, was still prohibiting all signs of festivities that would publicly indicate...
During his visit to Austria, Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope and Patriarch of the church of Alexandria praised the role played by KAICIID Dialogue Center in fostering dialogue among all religious followers and cultures, peace building and combating terrorism. 
Followers of the tweets of Muná Abū Sulaymān (Mona Abu Selimān), the Saudi-Arabian journalist, were surprised about her tweet in which she welcomed the celebration of the first Christian liturgical mass in the ultra-conservative monarchy. The tweet that raised controversies was then deleted by the...
A Saudi Islamic scholar has requested his country’s authorities to chemically castrate men convicted of sexually harassing women. Sa’ūd ‘Abd Allah Finās, former Dean of Sharī’ah Faculty at the Imām University, stated during a phone call on Ya Halla show on Rotana Khalījiyah satellite channel that...
Saudi Arabian authorities yesterday added the Muslim Brotherhood to its official list of terrorist organizations, also registering ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), Hizb Allah al-Su’ūdī (the Saudi branch of Hezbollah), and Jamā’at al-Nusrah (The Nusra Front in Syria). The Ministry of the...
Experts in the Coptic Case believe that the visit of the Diocesan Bishop Murquṣ of Shubrā al-Khayma to Saudi-Arabia at this particular point of time, might bear more than one message. Beside the purpose of the visit as pastoral for the Coptic congregation living and working in the Arabian monarchy...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Mufti of Egypt, denounced ISIS’ demolition and desecration of the shrines of the prophets in Iraq, the most recent of which was the demolition of the tomb of the Prophet Yūnis. He stated that this is an assault on the sanctity of the prophets. 
Presided by the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of Shubra al-Khayma, Bishop Murquṣ, and for the first time, a liturgical Mass was celebrated in the house of one of the Egyptian Christians working in the ultra-conservative Islamic monarchy. This is the first liturgical mass to be performed in Saudi-...
Grand Imām Dr. Shaykh Ahmad al- Tayyib head of the Azhar stated that the Custodian of the Two Holy Places, King ‘Abd ‘Allah Ibn Abd al- ‘Azīz al- Saūd is a wise and experienced leader who is alert to the conspiracies that is arranged from forces of evil to Arab and Muslim countries
After a few members of Muslim Brotherhood attacked Dr. Yāssir al-Burhāmī during his walk in the Prophet’s Mosque in al- Madīnah al- Munawarrah [Saudi Arabia], anger prevailed over Salafi circles. 
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that the coordinating committee for Hadj this year has issued a number of important decisions and recommendations.
The Independent has opened a discussion that has led to a strife pertaining to moving the tomb of Prophet Muhammad. 
 The Grand Mufti of Egypt Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām affirmed in a meeting with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sudais, the Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the importance of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to security and stability in the Middle East, describing them as the ‘backbone’ of the region and praising...

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