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A Salafī leader announced that the sheikhs of his organization would not be observing any of the Ministry of Endowments’ rules regarding i’tikāf . The source affirmed that none of the Salafi sheikhs or youth have registered for i’tikāf , as per the new laws, and that they will all embark on this...
The author criticizes the Minister of Endowment’s decisions to nationalize the call to prayer, optional prayers during Ramadān and religious discourse.
A seminar was held at the church of St. Mena in the district of Foum Al-Khaleg, Cairo under the title “The Coptic language and culture…How did they die out and how to revive them?” A debate developed between those who stress that the Coptic language disappeared as a result of the Islamic conquest...
The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As, the synagogue of Ezra and the church of Abu Serga are located in one spot in Old Cairo. The mosque of Amr Ibn Al-As is the oldest mosque in Egypt and Africa and the fourth mosque built in Islam. The Abu Serga church is built over a cave where the Holy Family hid. The...
Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid sent a fax to the symposium that was held in the Cairo Center for Human Rights in which he supported Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin and his freedom of expression. He also accused him of offering Dr. Nasr’s wife to find another husband.
Prime Minister Dr. Atef Ebeed praised the projects of development and restoration in Old Cairo, which concerns both important Christian and Islamic monuments. The Prime Minister pointed out that these achievements were accomplished during the age of President Mubarak.
An overview of all the sites of the Holy Family with an overview of where currently sites are being restored.
Interview with Dr. Nasr Abu Zeid about his love for Egypt, his status at the Cairo University and Leiden University (The Netherlands), how it happened he was declared an apostate, how he left Egypt and his views about Islam and the West.
The Abu Serga Church in Old Cairo is plagued with an overflow of unwanted underground water. Fortunately, Abu Serga Church is one of seven Holy Family sites selected for restoration by the newly-formed National Egyptian Heritage Revival Association.
Cairo governorate this week celebrated the passage of 1,400 years of Islam in Egypt. The celebration was held in Amr Ibn Al As mosque amidst 10,000 worshippers participating in the ceremony. The district the mosque sits is one of the most ancient in the Islamic world. It witnessed the Islamic...

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