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Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, Chairman of the Religious Affairs and Endowments Committee in the House of Representatives, received on Monday morning, Dr. Per Axel Frelenksdorf, Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of Sweden in Cairo, and Joachim Bergström, special envoy of the Organization of Islamic...
During a meeting of the Religious Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives, headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, on Monday, to discuss the draft law submitted by the government on the reorganization of the Egyptian Endowments Authority, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah, Minister of Endowments,...
Atheism in Egypt has generated widespread debates in the printed media as well as on social networking websites following the 25 January 2011 Revolution, amid the growing feeling of a large sector of Egyptians of freely expressing their ideas and religious beliefs, and a shock for the Egyptian...
MP of Egypt’s House of Representatives Khālid Mashhūr, praised the campaign with the theme ‘Āshirāhunna bi-l-m’arūf’ (and live with them [women] honorably) launched by al-Azhar. He said that the campaign was a shift in al-Azhar’s role, which is no longer limited to performing call within the...
Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, Chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs in Egypt’s House of Representatives, confirmed that the law draft to regulate the issuing of fatwas is among efforts exerted by the State to combat religious radicalization and intolerance. This came in response to questions raised...
MP Shukrī al-Jundī, Deputy of the Religious Affairs and Endowments parliamentary committee, called on the House of Representatives to have al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments supervise religious centers around the world, especially given that Egypt is a pioneer in spreading Islam's tolerance...
The Administrative Court of Alexandria has issued a decision that grants churches the same immunity granted for mosques by establishing the jurisprudence that prohibits the destruction of churches and requires restoration as alternative. The Court’s ruling came on the ground that churches, like...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, ruled on the issue of dhimmīs and Copts’ tribute payments, after he affirmed that this term is unpalatable now. 
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