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Media presenter and physician Dr. Khālid Muntaṣir said that his new TV program “Yatafakkarūn - contemplative thought aims to respond to an important issue that surges when we, Muslims, find ourselves at odds with “modernity”. He points out that modernity has rules, among them the separation between...
Metropolitan Archbishop Anṭūniyyūs of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, the monks of the monastery of St. Antonius, the deacons and the ministers staged a protest in front of al-Sultān Monastery to prevent restoration works ordered by the Ethiopian Church without prior approval of the Coptic...
The author, Ayman al-Jundī, believes that the reason behind the advancement of Europe is democracy, which he says is the best system of governance developed by mankind. He points out that democracy does not mean to run fair elections, but it is a whole cultural system of peaceful devolution of...
On July 10, al-Maṣrī al-Yawm published a reader’s message under the title “The Martin Luther of Egypt” [you can read the English translation here]. The reader, who identified himself as being Muslim, requested anonymity on what concerns his name.
In his speech on Sunday, at the National Population Day Conference, attended by political and religious leaders, the Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muḥammad Mukhṭār Jumʿā stressed that in order to confront the country’s overpopulation issue, the religious discourse must be renewed.
During the inauguration of the Abū Bakr al-Siddīq Cultural Camp in Alexandria for training imams and preachers Sunday evening, Egyptian Minister of Endowments [Awqāf] Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah said the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs is taking giant steps in publishing books to correct...
In her column this week, the author, Fāṭimah Nāʿūt, condemns the court’s decision sentencing Shaykh ʿAbdallah Naṣr to an undefined prison time. “Will he be detained in prison for months, or maybe for years, if no one responds to our call for setting him free?”, the author writes.
The list issued by Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ on the 50 scholars authorized to announce fatwas on all media outlets have, not only excluded all shaykhs of the Salafi Daʿwa, but also a number of prominent imams and professors of al-Azhar University.   According to al-Iftāʾ, the list is contemporary until...
The four major Coptic churches of Egypt, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical, and Episcopal Church, submitted lists of a total of 3615 unlicensed churches and service buildings that have already been used for church-related activities before September 28, 2016. 
Security agencies in Minyā have intensified security measures in the city of Banī Mazār, north of Minyā, in preparation for the opening of the Evangelical church, which was destroyed by extremist groups following the dispersion of the Muslim Brotherhood’s sit-ins in Cairo and Giza in 2013. 
On October 6, 1981, an army soldier jumped from a truck in a military parade and shot President Anwar al-Sadāt. The assassin’s name was Ḥusayn ʿAbbās Muḥammad, who, for seven consecutive years, won the Army Shooting Championship, and shot the first bullet that killed President Sadāt. “The Pharaoh...
The Aṣīlah International Cultural Forum held a symposium entitled “Current Islamic intellectual discourse: tendencies and trends”. The participants highlighted how the sacred text has been interpreted by radical Islamists to serve their ideology of killing, violence and terrorism, and how...
The author, Dr. Amānī Fūʾād, believes that niqāb represents in its deep meaning the purpose of obscuring women and veiling their whole existence. The denial of the body, despite its existence, leads to reducing it to the physical sexual aspect, and it marginalizes women’s potentials and roles in...
The Undersecretary of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Turin and Rome, Fr. Theophilus al-Siryānī, participated in the celebration of the blessing of the icon of the Holy Family Journey to Egypt by Pope Francis held in the Vatican in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.
The author, Ḥamdī Rizq, states that the recent population census did not meet the expectations of Copts and a range of observers who wanted to know the official number of Copts in Egypt. Although the national Coptic Orthodox Church does not announce or ask for numbers to avoid provoking sectarian...
A Ministry of Interior official source said that an armed attack targeted a cafe in the village of al-ˈĀmīriya in al-ˈAyyāṭ, south of Giza, on Saturday night, killing two of the cafe's customers, and wounding others, one of them seriously.
In a statement released Wednesday, Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Shaykh Shawqī ˈAllām condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a security checkpoint in al-ˈAyyāṭ city, Giza, killing 3 security personnel.
In a statement released today, the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Aṭfīḥ said that right after Friday prayers, hundreds of Muslims gathered in front of al-Amīr Tadrus Church, shouting hostile slogans and demanding the destruction of the church. The mob then broke into the church, destroying the place...
During the opening of the annual forum of NGOs organized by the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Tuesday, the NCHR’s President Muḥammad Fāʾiq said that there can be no democracy without an active civil society to put the constitution into effect, adding that the NCHR is focusing...
A church source, declined to be named, said Fr. Bīgūl of St. Mary’s Monastery [al-Muḥarraq] in Asyūt [Assuit] is most probably to be the successor of Bishop Sāwīrūs, who passed away on July 21. 
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