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Under the auspices of the Minister of Endowments Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿa, the pilot broadcast of the unified "call to prayers" of 100 mosques in Cairo is to be launched on Monday after completing the technical and administrative procedures.
Dr. Muṣṭafā Fawzī, director of the department of archaeological affairs of Southern Cairo, said that the Sultan Maḥmūd’s premise located in Port Said Street, near the Aḥmad Māhir Hospital, has not been established to serve as a house for the poor or ‘tekiyah’ in Arabic, but is originally a Sultan-...
When we began this series of articles on religious tolerance in Egypt, which is currently at its best, good relations between Muslims and Christians and the serious will of the political leadership are manifested. We do not deny, however, that sometimes the atmosphere of religious tolerance is...
Upper Egypt is associated with habits and customs that do not always change as time goes by, especially when it comes to the burial of the dead and rituals following the burial.  
The Fatwa Monitoring Observatory at The Egyptian Dar Al-Iftāʾ strongly condemned the terror attack in New-Zealand describing it ‘a despicable’ act.
Dubbed ‘Terrorism is made in Europe and the U.S.A.’, Egyptian Al-Bawāba News online published a video clip, interviewing people on the streets of Cairo; while the recorded reactions may differ in their verbal discourses, they are all in consensus that this infamous attack on Muslims worshippers...
The Grand Imam of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, issued a statement condemning the terrible terrorist act aimed at two mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand, during the Friday Prayer.  49 people got killed and tens got wounded. He said that he followed the news of the terrorist attacks with severe...
The article points out that there is a critic addressed to the Grand Imam by Rev. Rifʿat Fikrī Saʿīd summarized here in the three following points:
The proposal about a unified ādhān or call to prayer in Egypt has passed many phases of studying and stumbling for almost ten years until it finally fell into the hands of Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, Egypt’s Minister of Religious Endowments who announced that the project would be launched by the...
Skriptwriter Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā and director Hādī al-Bāgūrī have taken up the issue of the hijab and the fact of whether women are free to choose to wear it or not in the new film dubbed ‘Al-Ḍayf’ (the Guest) Religious sources affiliated with al-Azhar refused to comment on the film, considering that the...
Like many, I enjoy analyzing certain films for deeper intellectual meaning.  On the surface, the Egyptian film ‘al-Ḍayf’ (The Guest) seems an ordinary story of a liberal intellectual who invites his only daughter’s fiancé home to dinner only to find out that he is a terrorist intent on...
In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
The Egyptian writer, thinker, and Islamic affairs specialist Islām Buḥayrī (Islam Behery) said on the television program “The Compass” that Muftī ʿAṭīyah Ṣaqr, head of the former fatwa committee at al-Azhar, released a compilation of fatwas in May 1997. One of these well-known fatwas forbade the...
Terrorists deliberately targeted the Church of the Virgin and St. Mercurius [Abū Sayfīn] in the ʿIzbat al-Haggānah area of Naṣr City (east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo) because of the time of year and the church’s geographic location. 
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...
Egyptian columnist Ḥamdī Rizq writes this week: Sectarian strife is more severe than murder, indeed, more severe than murder. Sectarian strife is the door to all evils, and God has mercy on us from sectarian strife as manifested in Minya.
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
The political and media controversy over the accusation of US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism has not stopped.  The Muslim Congresswoman is still under intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby in Washington for her criticism of Israeli occupation policies, including the violation of...
The fight against terrorism is a common denominator between the national efforts of the African governments at the level of their domestic and foreign policies.  It has become, in effect, a “holy war” waged by the entire continent that it will continue until the final elimination of terrorism.

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