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Moroccan authorities have banned the religious ritual of i’itikāf from taking place in mosques in the last ten days of the holy month of Ramadan, not surrendering to pressure placed on them by members of al-‘Adl w al- Ihsān (Justice and Spirituality Group) the strongest Islamist opposition group in...
President al-Sīsī attended the laylat al-qadr celebrations held at the national conference center in the neighborhood of Nasr City, which was also attended by several ministers. At the celebration ceremony, al-Sīsī congratulated the contestants who participated in the Qur’ān memorization...
Mustafá ‘Izat Hamdīn, the imam of ‘Amr Ibn al-‘As Mosque, was referred for questioning by the representative of the Ministry of Endowments in Cairo, Jabir Tayi’. The imam is being investigated for having left work and allowed someone else to take his place, without prior agreement from the Ministry...
Dr. Naguīb Jubrā’īl, president of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, stated that the organization has assimilated a group of legislative experts to put together proposals for laws related to fighting discrimination which, when prepared, will be presented to the next parliament.
Sources within the Ministry of Endowments have released that the ministry has prepared a list of 3,800 prayer sites nationwide for the ‘Id al-Fitr prayers. The ministry has also appointed 7,600 of its imams, two for every prayer site, to lead the prayers and deliver the relevant sermons. 
A leading figure in the Salafī organization has released information regarding the organization’s participation in the upcoming ‘Īd al-Fitr prayers. The source clarified that no Salafī sheikhs have received permits from the Ministry of Endowments to lead ‘Īd prayers, but will do so anyway,...
In celebration of ‘Id al-fitr,  the Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gom’ah issued a decision yesterday to spend two million Egyptian LE to help poor people registered in national and local authorities. Dr. Gom’ah also assigned Dr. Jūdah Basyūnī, former instructor at the College of...
The annual sūfī Iftār was held at the headquarters of the ‘Azmiyyah tarīqah in the neighborhood of Sayyidah Zaynab yesterday. As well as the presence of several Sūfī sheikhs, there was also a diplomatic Iranian delegation present, under the supervision of Tawfīq al-Samdī, political advisor to the...
The past few years have seen a large degree of chaos in the field of religious discourse in Egypt and, in particular, who has the right to issue fatwás. However, June 30th’s uprising reinstated that Dār al- iftā’, Committee of fatwá and the Committee of Da’wah Research are the only two institutions...
In a lecture given at the Islamic Center of New York, Advisor to the Mufti, Dr. Ibrahīm Nigm condemned ISIS’s actions of displacing Christians in Iraq, forcing them to convert to Islam, and having them pay jizyah.
Anonymous perpetrators kidnapped 26-year old Coptic farmer, ‘Bolbol,’ from his farm near the village of Mashtah in Suhag. His father, Jamīl Zakī, issued the report regarding his son’s kidnapping at the local police station and the investigation is ongoing to find the perpetrators. 
 Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib donated the prize awarded to him by the United Arab Emirates as Islamic Personality of the Year to the ‘Long Live Egypt’ bank account for economic and social development. 
Bishop Rafael, General Bishop of Central Cairo churches and Secretary of the Holy Synod met with Mario David, Head of the European Delegation for monitoring the Presidential Elections, yesterday. David referred to the most recent round of presidential elections as transparent and called for sending...
A joint prayer is organized for tomorrow by the Council of Egyptian Churches, which encompasses the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic Churches.  The prayer is to be held at the St Mark’s Cathedral in the ‘Abāssiyah district tomorrow night as a call for peace in Egypt,...
At the religious seminar organized by the Center for Innovation in the city of Damanhūr, Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the Mufti of Egypt, declared that the Media Center of the National Fatwá-issuing Authority has annulled 155 extremist fatwás that called for terrorism, murder, and destruction
Several Islamist groups have come out against the terrorist actions of ISIS in Iraq and their displacement of Christians in the Mosul region of Iraq, specifically declaring these actions in clear opposition to Islamic jurisprudence. 
Despite the Ministry of Endowments’ perseverance in regaining control over the country’s religious podiums, reinstating its independent laws regarding the right to preach in mosques, and its long fight with the Salafī organization regarding this matter, the Ministry has agreed to grant ten Salafī...
Due to the Muslim Brotherhood’s members’ persecution after June 30th’s uprising, they have been able to continue their age-old tradition of handing out foodstuffs, clothes, and presents in poor communities to accumulate political support. As such, the Salafīs have taken the baton and continued this...
The Ramadan experience in Egypt is not exclusive to Muslims, rather it is a joyous and celebratory holy month shared by Muslims and Christians alike, related to a series of universally practiced traditions. Since the 1919 Revolution, Sa’ad Zaghlūl was adamant on reinforcing the importance of...
In a meeting last night with the Minister of Endowments Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, the religious sector of the Ministry decided that preaching licenses would not be issued directly through local departments. 

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