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In most countries, health workers are praised for their efforts, especially during a pandemic. The Egyptian government has been supportive, describing their doctors as ‘the White Egyptian Army.’ However, they can sometimes be faced with hostility.
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
Father Būlus Ḥalīm, spokesperson for the Coptic Orthodox Church, revealed the details of a church announcement to extend church closures and the cancellation of prayers for Holy Week and of Easter masses. He clarified that the measures would be carried out at all churches and in all parishes,...
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
Dr. ʿAlī Jumaʿa, former Mufti of Egypt, said in a televised statement that “launching hundreds of thousands of satellites to begin working on 5G networks has paved the way for the atmosphere to spread the Coronavirus, since it altered the Earth's electromagnetism.”
The bishops and monasteries announced the final cancellation of all activities and masses and receiving visitors starting from today for 15 days, following the meeting of the Holy Synod today.
The Egyptian Ministry of Endowments decided on Saturday to stop of all Friday prayers and congregational prayers, for two weeks, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. The World Health Organization and other international health institutes have warned that the virus can easily...
The Egyptian State Information Service released a statement regarding a report published by the British newspaper “The Guardian”  last Sunday. According to the SIS, the report included fake numbers surrounding the cases of Corona in Egypt. 
Throughout his life, AWR friend Henk Glimmerveen (1923-2020) showed that engaged citizens can make a difference.
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...

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