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The historical Jewish cemetery in al-Basātīn in Cairo is covered with tons of garbage. Unlike the rest of the tombs of other communities in Egypt, the Jewish cemetery had been neglected.
As soon as the crescent moon marking the start of Shaʿbān, the month that precedes the fast month of Ramadan,wealthy Egyptian, actors and actresses, celebrities and religious figures begin to compete with each other in the preparation of mawā’id al-raḥmān, or charity iftars, which fill the streets...
The author points out that the Tulunid Dynasty, established by Ahmad Ibn Tulun [Tulūn] in 868 AD, can be regarded as the actual start of the history of Islamic Egypt. Ibn Tulun, who was sent to Egypt as a resident governor, defied the weak authority of the Abbasid Caliphate at the time and broke...
Dr. Mustafa al-Fiqi, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), and Shihāb al-Dīn Ādam Shah, the charge d’affaires of Malaysia to Egypt, will inaugurate the exhibition “Faith and Power, Women in Islam” on Saturday, June 3, at 9:00p.m. at Bayt al-Sinnārī in Sayyida Zaynab. The exhibition is a joint...
Dr. Khālid ‘Azab, Professor of Islamic Archeology, said that the ’Amrū Ibn al-‘Āṣ mosque was the first mosque in Egypt and Africa, and was built in the city of Fustāt, the first capital of Egypt during the Arab Islamic era.
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