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In his speech delivered on behalf of Pope Tawāḍurūs II during the Arab Ministerial Conference of Sharm al-Shaykh on the theme “Terrorism and Social Development, Causes and Cures”, Bishop of South Sinai, Anba Abullū [Apollo] said that religious discourse is a moral responsibility.
The author believes that criticisms against Shaykh of al-Azhar are intensified from time to time with the escalation of confrontations with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially after the recent tragic and deliberately planned terrorist attacks that aim to blackmail the country since a while.
Columnist Ashraf Ṣādiq wrote this week: Since the announcement of the date of Pope Francis’ visit to Cairo for 26 hours on Friday and Saturday, the 28th and 29th of April, the forces of evil have announced that a major incident will occur in Egypt during this time. They are deluded because they...
Two days ago, we lost the honorable Sayyid Ḥijāb, the descendent of Bayram, Ḥaddād, and Jāhīn; the pinnacle of colloquial Egyptian poetry, deep and eloquent as it is. He left us on the anniversary of the glorious January 25 2011. He was one of the pillars of this day.
In an act of political stupidity and arrogance, Republican representative Dave Trott presented a piece of draft legislation titled “The Issue Concerning Coptic Churches in Egypt,” which was discussed during the 114th session of Congress. It was then referred to the Committee on Foreign...
One of the leaders of “Islamist” parties who sought asylum in Turkey, allegedly claiming that he has been persecuted, wondered on why Islamic political parties are not treated like Christian parties in Europe. The said leader has no intent to put his hand on the real cause of the crisis. If these...
In a previous article, I dealt with the responsibility of the school curricula in instilling citizenship, belonging, giving, and patriotism. I emphasized that he who knows Egypt, its history, civilization, and what it has to offer to the world, without harming Egypt or its people and dignity. That...
“In the name of God and in the name of this country, which is in great need of all her human resources, we announce the publication of the first edition of al-Sufūr, the social newspaper initiated by a group of young Egyptian intellectuals.” It is with these words, that Prof Dr. ‘Abd al-Ḥamīd...
Aḥmad ʿAbdallāh, Governor of the Red Sea, today welcomed a delegation of Christian clergy and a group of security, popular, and executive leaders, as well as Islamic clerics who attended to offer their well-wishes on the occasion of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr [Eid al-Fitr] in the headquarters of the governorate.
  Western media outlets manipulated the incident at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church to promote what is referred to as the “peacefulness” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and presented it as a facet of the political equation. [They also] issued accusations against Egyptian security agencies, alleging that...
I borrow this title from these two important volumes published by al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies in two parts in 1996 and 1998, and which presented a unique study on the religious reality in Egypt in terms of institutions and the country's unique diversity of Islamic,...
I do not understand what the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Ahmad al-Tayyeb) meant when he said that “there is a conspiracy plan for combating religion and annulling its role in giving direction in life, a plan that aims at destructing the heritage of traditions.” In my opinion, heritage and religion are...
Al-Ahrām Establishment has published a book entitled The Path Towards Human Rights, by Hāfez Abu Se'da, chairman of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR). In his book, Abu Se'da presents a vision and ideas to solve the citizens' life issues.
Counselor Tharwat Hammād, the examining judge investigating the October 9 Maspero clashes, ordered the release of Ibrāhīm al-Sayyād, the chief of the news sector in the Egyptian TV, on bail of LE10,000 and ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Hilw, a chief editor in the same sector, on bail of LE5,000.     He also...
Muftī of the Republic Shaykh 'Alī Jum'ah said Egypt is an Islamic nation that respects the rights of Copts as partners in the nation, noting the Iftā' House pursues a moderate approach. [Muhammad Hijāb, Khālid Ahmad al-Mat'anī and Sāmī al-Qamhāwī, al-Ahrām, Feb. 1, p. 3]
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) reiterated condemnation of "attempts to provoke the group's youths" in al-Tahrīr Square during celebrations marking the January 25, 2011 revolution's first anniversary.   "Everyone knows that the group's youths are capable of deterring those persons who went too far and...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, said there should be no concerns over the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafīs in power, adding the Egyptian people from now on would be watching everyone in public office and all political parties in all their different orientations.  ...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
A military court decided to adjourn the cases of virginity tests and Maspero incidents to the February 5-6 sessions.   Plaintiff Samīrah Ibrāhīm attended a court session on Sunday (January 29) with her lawyers in the case in which drafted physician Ahmad ‘Ādil al-Mūjī is standing trial over...
Egyptian political activist and blogger Michael Nabīl, who spent 302 days before SCAF pardoned him on the first anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution, said he spent very long times in solitary confinement.   “Even if I was allowed mingling with other prisoners, they are strictly ordered...
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