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Doctor Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, the Minister of Endowments, has affirmed  the ministry’s interest in raising the level of education for imams and their scientific, intellectual and distinctive cultural preparation. 
The Ministry of Awqāf managed to take back al-Nūr mosque pulpit after the salafī movement snatched it away during the past Fridays. After Friday prayers clashes had erupted between security forces and the military on one hand and the salafists on the other. [Reviewer's Note: News story was also...
A march of thousands of people started from al-Nūr mosque to the U.S. embassy in Cairo/Egypt condemning the death of al-Qā'idah leader Usāmah Bin Lādin. Shaykh Hāfiz Salāmah, the leader of the protesters, went to the embassy first by car and did not participate in the march because of his old age...
Followers of salafī leader Hāfiz Salāmah prevented the imām of al-Nūr mosque in al-'Abāsīyah from ascending the mosque pulpit to give the Friday sermon. Salāmah ascended the pulpit to prevent Turk from giving the sermon, asserting that the pulpit of al-Nūr mosque will not be ascended by anyone...
The author criticizes the Minister of Endowment’s decisions to nationalize the call to prayer, optional prayers during Ramadān and religious discourse.
It is claimed that the extremists and the fanatic Islamic groups control faculty mosques. Yet, all university principals emphasize that they fully control them, especially since most of their Imams are appointed by the Ministry of Endowments [Awqaf].
Dr. Mohammed Emara, the Islamic thinker, explained that the Islamic opening of Egypt gave its people life and saved them from the Byzantine despotism and persecution, and gave back the Copts their freedom and church, after they had been hunted fugitives. He stressed that without Islam there would...
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