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The Moroccan component and its place in the make-up of both rural and urban Egypt is a story which deserves to be told, for it is a subject which has remained unknown for a long time in Egypt. Despite the fact that many remain unaware of the presence of Moroccans in Egypt, this minority has in fact...
In his today’s article columnist Wā’il al-Samarī comments on the rekindled debate on the ḥijāb: We had not yet recovered from the stir aroused after the actress Hāla Shīḥā taking off her ḥijāb‎ when we were once more plunged into a fresh controversy stirred around a rumor that the Cairo University...
The technical bodies affiliated to the Saudi Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (CTHM) Project has announced that for the first time, it is to live broadcast in five languages the simultaneous translationof the Farewell Sermon or Khutbah ʿArafāt of al-Ḥarām Mosque. 
In this article Egyptian columnist Rifʿat ʿAwaḍallāh discusses the processes of change which have taken place within the Church in Europe and suggests how a similar concept of change could be productively applied to Islam in the Modern Age.
Faiths are tolerant but some of their adherents are intolerant, fight each other and quarrel, searching for reasons for conflict however small or insignificant, while ignoring reasons for concord however many and important they are. They have not understood that nations are not built on hate but...
In an effort to spread a moderate Islam by protecting and distancing minors from extremist groups and ideas, the Alexandria branch of Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments launched the initiative from inside the Madrasa of the Raḥmān Mosque at Sīdī Bishr, eastern of the north-east coastal city, with the...
In cooperation with the Management of Cultural Development andArchaeological Awareness, the Ṭalʿat Ḥarb Culture Centre, affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund, in the al-Sayyida Nafīsah area of Cairo will host a talk entitled “An Archaeological Tale” on Wednesday, July 25.
Over the past forty years Egypt has witnessed several trends of organized and socially-framed religiosity. The first of these trends emerged at the end of the seventies and continued throughout the eighties of the last century, with the emergence of what was at the time named the ‘Islamic Awakening...
Egyptian MP Mona Munīr has required a prompt account regarding the June-22 edition of the Egyptian daily newspaper al-Dustūr who had published on its front-page football players drawn in the Coptic iconic art, including a caption saying “Your blessings upon us, Virgin Mary!”
Karīm Kamāl, President of the ‘General Union of Copts for the Homeland’, has called on Egyptian churches to halt construction of new churches, service buildings and summer camps, and to use the construction funds instead to help middle- and low-income families. Kamāl stressed that restoration works...

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