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As soon as the crescent moon marking the start of Shaʿbān, the month that precedes the fast month of Ramadan,wealthy Egyptian, actors and actresses, celebrities and religious figures begin to compete with each other in the preparation of mawā’id al-raḥmān, or charity iftars, which fill the streets...
Since her first day as MP in the Egyptian House Of Representatives, Deputy Evelyn [Ivlīn] Mattā, attracted the attention, as one of the first issues she took up was the reconstruction of local mosques, providing a further exampleof the unique strength of Egypt’s national fabric, and the devotion to...
The Orthodox Coptic Church will this week carry out the largest reshuffle of its internal administration since Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark,assumed office, involving senior figures in the Holy Synod and regional clerical councils....
Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and the Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark, praised the influence of Sunday schools in the Orthodox Coptic church over the course of the last hundred years. Convinced of the positive impact of Sunday schools, Pope Tawāḍrūs declared that he is...
The Egyptian media outlet Maṣrāwī this Week highlighted the centennial of the founding of Coptic Orthodox Sunday Schools by Archdeacon Ḥabīb Jirjis.
Columnist Makram Muḥammad Aḥmadwrote this week:  What do the Salafists hope to achieve by calling fora ban on hanging decorations, buying lanterns and displaying any of the joy and pleasure which accompany the arrival of the Holy Month [Ramadan] each year? With the passing of time it has become a...
The Egyptian Christian young man Mīna ʿĀṭif adored the singer Shaykh Naqshabandī, and excelled in repeating his Islamic supplications, in particular the poems Mawlāyī innī bi bābak (‘My Lord, I am at your door’) and ‘Yak rabb inna aẓumat dhunūbī kathra’ (‘O Lord, great is the number of my sins’)....
After a long political career spent in both military and political service, one of the Free Officers, Khalid Muḥyī al-Dīn today passed away. In 1976 he founded Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the Nationalist Progressive Unionist Party), one of the most prominent of the Egyptian parties of the Left, following the...
Doctor Muḥammad Shawqī ʿAllām, Egypt’s Grand Mufti of Egypt, has attempted to define the dividing lines in the integrative relationship between religion and the state. In his speech, delivered at a symposium held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Grand Mufti defined the ways in which the Egyptian...
The Council of Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt has given thanks to Egypt’s President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, high-ranking army and police officials, as well as the respective ministries, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Pope’s historic visit to Egypt in April 2017.

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