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Al-Jamal: Calling women to remove the hijab is ‘an insult to them’  Dr. al-Jamal, Imam and preacher at Sayyida Zaynab Mosque, has stated that removing the hijab means distancing oneself from Islam. Al-Jamal said that calling women and young girls to remove the hijab is an insult to those whom Islam...
This article was first placed in the Maadi Messenger of February 2015. Cornelis Hulsman is not only editor of the Messenger but also of Arab-West Report. This article is related to the work he has earlier carried out for Roses for Children in The Netherlands.
The author conducted an interview with Father Salīb Mattá Sawirus on the topic of his newly established human rights center.
The following presents a report on poverty in Egypt, and specifically how this issue is being addressed by the Coptic Orthodox Church in an attempt to alleviate the suffering of Egyptians.
The author of the article refers to an academic study carried out by Dr. Fārūq Ahmad Muṣṭafá concerning Egyptian festivals, in which he dealt with the features and the general characteristics of religious celebrations in Egypt.
The interview with Muṣṭafá al- Fiqī, chief of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the People’s Assembly, is about the new amendments to the Constitution, the concept of the citizenship, and the Coptic political stance among these changes.
About 20,000 manuscripts are expected to be gathered from the different antiquity mosques and indexed in the central library for Islamic manuscripts at the Ministry of Endowments. The project is expected to be realized within one year.
The Misdemeanors Court of Sayeda Zeinab brought down the curtains on the case of Shaykh Manal, who claims to be a prophetess, and her 15 followers. The court sentenced Manal to five years imprisonment with hard labor, which is considered to be an extreme penalty for cases of scorning religions...
Sheik elSha’arawy attacked the sheik of the Azhar and the mufti of Egypt, saying they were violating basic principles of Islam. Sha’arawy said that God’s word in the Holy Qur’an should be taken literally and if the verses of the Holy Qur’an were clear, they did not need to be thought over.The...
Nearly 480 people, including 314 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested on charges of organizing unauthorized demonstrations in support of the judges, who blew the whistle on election fraud.
The father of a Christian girl who disappeared from her home with a Muslim boy states that he will accept her marriage or conversion, if she has chosen of her own free will, but he believes that she may have been brainwashed.
The Head of the Department of Transport and Bridges Equipment in Cairo was arrested together with his wife for forming a group promoting ideas against Islam. He issued a fatwa to his followers that they were not obliged to pray in the direction of the Kiblah while performing prayers. He also denied...
Bin Laden and his terrorist followers, who escaped from Egypt, imagined that Egypt could be a stage for their malicious operations. Their first target was to strike the symbols of the state, the cultured and the intellectuals, and to create a moral dread within Egyptians. Their second target was...
In response to the U.S. State Department report citing discrimination against the approximately 700,000 Shiites in Egypt, the author reviews the situation of Shiites in Egypt and Sunni-Shiite relations in general.
It is not about defending the terrorist Ashraf Sa‘īd Yousuf, but rather about defending [the human being] Ashraf who was born and died in miserable inhuman conditions. He was a “citizen” who had always lived on the peripheries of society and ended up dying shamefully
Woman’s rights from the Islamic perspective is a controversial issue. This issue was misused by fanatics who want to prevent her to go to work. They also belittle her natural and intellectual faculties.On the other hand, the secularists exploited this issue, calling for the emancipation of women...
Khaled El Guindi dealt with story of the sheikh who allegedly seduced monaqabate [Muslim women wearing a niqab] in two completely contradicting approaches. He told me that he was furious over what the sheikh did. But he changed his words when he was faced with an audience and readers: He...
The unique religious, historical and political site, located inside the Muqattam cliff, began ten centuries ago as the church of Saint Samaan [Simon], and developed into a monastery and eight churches. Stories told describe the appearance of the Virgin Mary, and how the whole cliff was moved from...
After the crisis around Haider’s novel "A Banquet for Seaweed" developed fast, the fire also spread inside the Labor Party itself. The bomb exploded in the hand that carried it. Internal conflicts sparked in the party including the conflict over its presidency.
Proposals have been put forward by a number of mediators suggesting compromise and an end to the current dispute within the party. The article mentions that party members do show much enthusiasm for assuming its leadership.

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