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Naẓīr Jayyid Rūfāʾil, who would later become Pope Shinūda, was born on August 3, 1923, to a middle-class family in the rural village of Salām in Asyūṭ.  He was the youngest child in the family, having five sisters and two brothers.  His mom passed away two days after giving birth to him leaving him...
Since the death of Pope Shinūda III, several film and television production studies have expressed their excitement to produce works portraying the life of the most famous pope in the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and several actors have expressed their desire to play the role of the pope...
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
There has been a renewal of the battle between Salafis and intellectuals concerning the concept of ‘adhāb al-qabr (torment inflicted by God on unbelievers in their tombs from death until the Day of Judgment), after TV presenter Ibrāhīm ‘Īssá denied its existence, supporting his view with a video of...
There are a number of religious scholars and preachers who were once representative of the beauty of Islam, and now have lost most of their popularity and legitimacy with their involvement in politics. Politics either has gotten the best of them, or burned them completely from the public sphere
The author gives an account of the life of Shaykh Muhammad Mitwallī al-Sha`rāwī, an Egyptian prominent Islamic scholar who preached and interpreted Qur’ān in an eloquent yet simple language that made him enjoy widespread popularity among Muslims throughout the Arab world. Shaykh Sha`rāwī was born...
One of Egypt's leading political analysts, journalist Dīā' Rashwān said that late Shaikh Al-Sha`rāwī was a “preacher ahead of his time” and had influenced strongly the course of Islam. Distinguished among his precedents, Al-Sha`rāwī is a living phenomenon till today.
In The Name Of God Most Gracious Most Merciful Our beloved country, Egypt, is going through a very critical transitional period after the 25th of January peaceful revolution. The current situation is very critical and demands a lot of wisdom and self-restraint. We are facing many challenges,...
We should all support Al-Masrī Al-Yawm's initiative to fight sectarian polemics because the nation's future depends on it. Sectarian polemics define the line between a civilized nation and a moribund one. People now consider criticizing any religious figure or scholar an attack on the religion...
The author highlights incidents in Egypt in the last month that deal with religions and relations between Muslims and Christians, he believes that these incidents are representative of Egyptian attitude in general toward religions. He concludes by wondering if Egypt is going backwards.

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