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In the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other governorates, a number of squares in which ʿĪd al-Fiṭr prayers were held have witnessed women and men standing side by side, despite fatwas issued by Dār al-Iftā’ and al-Azhar institution.
The celebration of festivals and manifestations of the rituals of ʿĪd can be traced back to the Pharaonic era. Ways of celebration have varied from era to era throughout Egyptian history up until the present day: -
52 defendants, out of 278, admitted committing 12 terrorist attacks in front of a military court to which they were referred. The defendants, who are members of Ḥasm and Liwāʾ al-Thawra are clusters cells affiliated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and are accused of targeting and killing...
Engagement and wedding parties are not without song, DJ music, and dancing between the bridegrooms and guests. Nevertheless, some people make sure to do the same rituals but in two separate halls, the first for women and the second for men. This is akin to weddings within some villages in the Delta...
Doctor Inās ʿAbd-al-Dāyim, the Minister for Culture, confirmed that the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf will be screened in cinemas as scheduled. She stressed that in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the State respects creativity in all areas of arts, and consolidates...
Egypt’s Censorship on Artistic Works issued a decision to rescind the license of the film ‘Karma’ directed by Khālid Yūsuf from movie theatres after having banned it “due to the filmmakers’ failure to obtain the necessary licenses for public screenings”, the Authority claimed.
On Sunday, during the plenary session of Egypt’s House of Representatives, speaker of the House Dr. ʿAli ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, said that the approved Article 2 of the draft law regulating press and media, is set forth in Part Two, ‘Freedom of the press and the media,’ and Chapter One, ‘General Provisions,’...
The Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt, Bishop Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, offered his congratulations to the Muslim and Christian Egyptians for the fast of Ramadan, the Fasting of the Apostles, and the celebration of the Entry of Jesus into Egypt. During his sermon at the Holy Liturgy prior to...
The director of the Centre for Coptic Studies at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Doctor Luʾay Maḥmūd Saʿīd, stated that the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt should not just be celebrated by Christians, but by all Egyptians.

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