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“It is forbidden to give zakāt to non-Muslims.”  The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ released a fatwa [fatwā] a few days ago that caused controversy between Muslims and Copts in Egypt.  Egyptians were divided on social media with some rejecting and some supporting the fatwā.  The controversy about the fatwā...
In light of the controversy caused by the recent comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron, al-Ahrām Portal talked to three Coptic intellectuals who agreed that insulting Islam, religions in general, and prophets is unacceptable from a Christian perspective.  However, some of them also...
Controversy on social media continues after Pope Tawāḍrūs decided to allow Dr. George Ḥabīb Bibāwī to return to the Coptic Church. Bibāwī, a former teacher in the Coptic Clerical & Theological College, was excommunicated from the Coptic Orthodox Church, by the Holy Synod under Pope Shinūda III...
The criminal court in Dokki [al-Duqqī], Giza, referred the lawsuit being raised by Bishop Aghāthūn, bishop of Maghāgha and al-ʿIdwah, against journalist Sāra ʿAllām to the circuit specialized in publication matters.  Aghāthūn accused ʿAllām of insulting and defaming Pope Shinūda and Pope Tawāḍrūs...
Muslims and Christians participating in building a church. A Christian calligrapher drawing the names of God in mosques.  A Muslim building a mosque in the name of the Virgin Mary.  Each one of these is one message after another that the people of Egypt are sending to the world to emphasize love...
On the same context, Al-Shurūq al-Jadīd newspaper reported the Churches’- as well as The Azhar’s- dismay over Burhāmī’s statements on the position of the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh and on articles endorsed in the new Constitution.
The pope’s position is target for many fame seekers and the candidacy of bishops will hurl the church into a stage of account settling, said Kamāl Zākhir, a Coptic thinker and coordinator of the Coptic Orthodox Church’s Laymen Front. [Amīrah ‘Awad, al-Wafd, Oct. 9, p. 3] Read text in Arabic
A number of Coptic figures announced their participation in the August 24 protests, considering it another revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood and “islamizing the country”.  Mamdūh Ramzī, Coptic lawyer, said he would participate in the protest as well as Ramsīs al-Najjār, the church lawyer. 
Bishop Angaelos [Anjilūs], the Pope’s secretary for the Coptic Orthodox dioceses of the USA, returned to Egypt this week and met Pope Tawāḍrūs II yesterday to discuss the demands of the priests and the congregation of t Northern Shubra, Cairo, which he supervised before he was appointed secretary...
Kamal Zākhir, the Founder of the Secular Coptic Current, has undergone a harsh attack on the social networking sites after the sermon he delivered in Mary Girgis Church at al-Qulalī district, Cairo; moreover, the sermon created controversy between the conservative and reformist currents in the...

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