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It was eight years ago, precisely on October 9, 2011, that the predominantly Coptic crowd, protesting an attack on a church in Aswan, was attacked by unknown assailants. When military and security forces intervened, they turned their ammunition and armored personal carriers (APCs)on the...
Deutsche Funk Radio said that the Egyptian (Dār al-Iftā’) is playing an important role in the government’s initiative to combat high birth rates. The broadcaster pointed out that Egyptian authorities are particularly concerned about the phenomenon of early marriage, which results in an increase in...
‘The Bank of Free Medicine’ was dreamt up by an Imām, whose mosque lies in the village of al-Dūwādīya in the governorate of Minyā, after he was asked by patients of all classes and colours to help them fund their treatment. He shared his idea with a group of young people in the East Delta villages...
Despite the absence of a legal text criminalizing the construction of churches over the past decades, many houses of worships for Egyptian Christians were built without license, leading eventually to occasional emergence of sectarian strife manifested in the form of attacks on places where...
Shaykh Mahmūd Tawfīq, director of the mosques of al-Minya’s religious endowments, and Rev. Kamāl Rushdī, representative of the Evangelical Church, encouraged participation in the presidential elections, and voting for President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī, during the scheduled presidential elections on...
According to a report published by the UK-based Times Magazine, ancient works not read by humans since the Dark Ages have been found at Saint Catherine’s monastery on the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, using a technique that allows researchers to reconstruct documents long ago scrubbed off parchment....
In a statement, the Egyptian Minister of [Religious] Endowments Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumʿah called for urgently passing a legislation to refer those who attack houses of worship to military trial, stressing that this crime should be classified as a ‘major national treason’.
A master's thesis presented by Egyptian journalist Sālim al-Maḥrūqī, former parliamentary editor at al-Usbūʿ newspaper, has revealed that 41% ofthe Egyptians, according to the study sample, rely heavily on non-Egyptian media to build political knowledge about the performance of Egyptian parties,...
After they have recently been criticized for establishing the Fatwa Kiosks, the Islamic Research Academy and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport have decided to close the fatwa kiosk located at al-Shuhadāʾ Metro Station after ʿĪd Al-Aḍḥā and the end of the Haj season.
The UAE-based Gulf News published a report on barring women wearing burkini – a tight dress that covers women’s entire body and known locally as Sharīʿah-compliant swimwear – from using hotel’s beaches and swimming pools, adding that Egypt’s tourism authorities have warned coastal hotels against...
Despite the escalating demands for the dissolution of the religious parties that emerged after the revolution of January 25, 2011, the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit to dissolve some religious parties last July because the lawsuit was filed by a lawyer without legal...
After 19 days of al-Azhar establishing the Fatwa Kiosks in some metro stations, people started to accept the previously criticized idea. 
Although a century has passed since British Foreign Secretary James Balfour’s 1917 promise to the Jews to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, the Palestinian resistance is still fueled and crises in the Middle East have not suspended. The article sheds light on the stance of the Ottoman...
In a lecture given on Friday in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Relations Academy, on the theme Islamic Constitution in Time of Revolutions, Mukhtār al-Shinqītī, a Mauritanian professor of Political Ethics and History of Religions at Ḥamad Bin Khalīfa University of Qatar, said that the...
“The Trump decision to move the US embassy to the occupied Jerusalem demonstrates a sense of his immunity from international law, and arrogance towards historical rights and fundamentals of the Arab people, as well as it shows the contempt of the American administration for the Arabs,” Ḥamdīn...
 In this report, Misr al-‘Arabīyah [masralarabia.com] monitors reactions of experts and specialists to the report recently released by the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt on the explicit and violence against women scenes in the Egyptian TV drama during the month of Ramadan.
In response to the tension of the contradictory news from different international sources about the political aspect that the Pope will promote during his meeting with Egypt’s President `Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, the official spokesperson for the Vatican has denied that the pope has any embedded...
The Monastery of St. Catherine, outside of which a checkpoint was attacked this afternoon, is not only important for being one of the most holy places in the Sinai, but also in Egypt. It is also one of the most important tourist attractions near the neighboring tourist resorts of Dahab, Sharm al-...
In an interview with Mīnā As’ad, a Coptic researcher in apologetics and founder of Rābitat Ḥumāt al-Imān [Association of Faith Protectors], As’ad states that the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church is the higher authority responsible for resolving theological differences, pointing out that the...
In a step that is regarded by some as a development in its performance, al-Azhar has established the first fatwa office at al-Shuhadā’ [Martyrs] Metro Station, Cairo. The office that operates for 11 hours in two shifts a day is administered by four of al-Azhar scholars who welcome citizens and...

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