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In brief, the first day showcased the different areas of educational and pedagogical expertise that each institutional partner would contribute throughout the summer school. 
During the conference "Misr Tatahadath" (Egypt Speaks) last Wednesday (December 19), the Partners in the Homeland Coalition declared her rejection of the results of the first phase of the constitutional plebiscites. According to the Coalition, there were numerous violations and the integrity of the...
The Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Churches decided to leave the dialogue because there was no clear agenda.  The third session of the national dialogue concerned the appointment of 90 members of the Shūrá, the Upper House, after the office of the President had asked the political...
Egypt’s cabinet is studying a draft law on the issuance of sovereign Islamic bonds by the finance ministry and state-run administrative bodies. The draft law will be referred to parliament before it officially passes into law.
Nothing seems to bother the Muslim Brotherhood. Apparently, not even a piece of news shakes President Mursī’s emotions. He and his group go ahead with their agendas without any change in their position. One has the feeling that even if a nuclear bomb threatens to erupt, they, nevertheless, will...
A number of Coptic political thinkers said that a national dialogue among opponents and supporters after the referendum would spare the country the danger of divide and would stabilize it before it turns into a revolution driven by starvation.
The Azhar body strongly condemned the clashes that erupted around the al-Qāꞌid Ibrāhīm Mosque in Alexandria leading to llines of riot police cordoning off the mosque. According to al-Misrīyūn report, protesters against the upcoming Constitutional plebiscite besieged the Mosque. Grand Shaykh Dr....
The Coptic activist Majdī Khalīl, head of the Middle East Freedom Forum in Washington, USA, stated that a six-thousand-eight-hundred-kilo weapon shipment coming from Qatar arrived last Sunday, December 16, at the Red Sea port of Suez.  The shipment bill, according to Kh’Alīl was addressed to...
With deep shock and disbelief, the world was taken aback by the brutal and gruesome act of terror that claimed the lives of more than 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones affected by this dreadful tragedy.
Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, vice president of the Salafī Da’wah (call) and member of the Constituent Assembly (CA), stated that the articles of the upcoming Constitution have been drafted upon the approval of all the participating forces.  Contrary to the alleged rejection of the constitution draft by the...
In a meeting with French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and the French delegation accompanying him, the Grand Shaykh of The Azhar, Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayyīb stated that he is confident that the Egyptian people will surpass the actual crisis. The meeting that took place on Wednesday, December 19, tackled issues...
Salafī and Islamic protesters demonstrating off the Supreme Constitutional Court prevented Counselor Māhir al-Bihayrī, Court President, yesterday (December 16) from entering the Court to do his job. Consequently, the Court had to halt its sessions indefinitely. 
Yahyá al-Jamal, constitutional jurist, said that the measures took on the first phase of the referendum over the draft Constitution makes it an illegitimate referendum. 
Muslim scholars, during a symposium on the media’s role in the society, appealed to the mass media to observe accuracy, objectives and Islamic values established by the Prophet Muhammad more than 1400 years ago so the nation may rise up and find its way out of its predicament. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-...
Ismaīl Al-Shīshtāwi, Head of the Radio and TV Union, rejected as completely false rumours that there is a list of individuals who are banned from appearing on television, saying that Egyptian TV is owned by everyone, thus no one has any right to ban people from appearing on TV as guests. 
  Eng. Khayrat al-Shātir, deputy of the MB’s murshid (Guide), said that Egyptian youth are affected by the Western ideologies and culture and are moving far from the Islamic model.
  The Muslim Brotherhood (MB)’s Guidance Office witnessed divisions during its meeting on December 29, 2012. The disagreements were about how the group will participate in the upcoming Parliamentary elections. 
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House) reported that 471,808 fatwás were issued in 2012.
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House)’s Fatwa Council confirmed the lawfulness of greeting non-Muslims in their feasts as long as expressions contradicting Islam are not there (Ibrāhīm ‘Umrān, al-Ahrām, Dec. 31, p. 2). 
The Islamic Research Academy, headed by the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, decided to postponed examining the “women document” until it is being finally reviewed. The document will be discussed the coming week (before January 27, 2013) during the meeting of the Azhar Senior Scholars that...

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