Religion

Maronite patriarch to start visit to Egypt on Friday

Thu, 17 Mar 2022 - 07:31 GMT

Al-Rahi’s agenda will also include paying visits to some churches and monasteries as part of his pastoral visits.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti: Having COVID-19 vaccines ‘religious duty’

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 10:44 GMT

The Health Ministry said on Friday evening that 822 new coronavirus cases were detected over 24 hours in Egypt, upping the total number of infections to 305,652.

Azhar delegation visits diocese in North Sinai, talk cooperation on correcting youths’ misconceptions

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 11:35 GMT

A delegation of the Islamic Research Academy in Al-Azhar Institute in North Sinai organized a visit to the Diocese of Dahiyat al-Salam in Arish city, where discussed with Reverend Gabriel Ibrahim importance of raising youths’ awareness, and correcting misconceptions.

Grand Imam of Azhar: Those who spread violence, practice bloodshed in the name of God are liars

Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 10:28 GMT

During his visit to Rome, Sheikh Ahmed El Tayyeb met with Catholic Pope Francis at the Vatican and discussed the efforts to spread the principles of the Human Fraternity Document worldwide.

Al Azhar, The Vatican keen to continue to cement principles of dialogue, fraternity

Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 11:35 GMT

Their remarks came during the meeting “Faith and Science: Towards COP26”, which takes place in The Vatican, Al Azhar said in a statement.

Archbishop of Canterbury to attend inaugural ceremony of new Alexandria Province of Anglican Communion

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 12:53 GMT

The Diocese of Egypt, which was formally affiliated to North Africa and the Horn of Africa, has completely turned to be an autonomous province in June 2020.

Egyptian President discusses modernizing religious discourse, human rights in phone-in

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 03:27 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi made a phone-in Wednesday evening addressing a number of awareness-related matters.

Pope Tawadros II inaugurates Cathedral of St. Macarius in Wadi El-Natrun

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 12:14 GMT

Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, inaugurated the Cathedral of St. Macarius at his monastery in Wadi El-Natrun on Tuesday.

Egyptian president stresses necessity of improving 'religious awareness' to avert states destruction

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 09:56 GMT

The president explained that the wrong understanding of religion can lead to the destruction of countries.

Egyptian-Russian round table to confront extremist ideology to be held on July 28

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 02:03 GMT

Numerous prominent Egptian and Russian scholars in the field of religion will attend the round table discussion.

Pope Tawadros II to lead Easter Mass at Abbassiya Cathedral amid Covid-19 preventive measures

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 02:43 GMT

The pontiff will receive no worshippers wishing to offer greetings over the occasion to avoid crowds, the spokesman added.

On International Day of Human Fraternity, Egypt’s Sisi calls for upholding values of tolerance, peaceful coexistence

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 10:25 GMT

President Sisi said that Egyptian religious institutions are exerting great efforts to enhance the interreligious dialogue among the followers of all divine religions and promoting the awareness of common human values.

Judging unveiled women as less moral is forbidden in Islam: Egypt’s Al-Azhar

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 10:34 GMT

The veil of women is obligatory in Islam and a woman's modesty is a virtue that was called by all divine religions, the center said.

Dar al-Iftaa to launch anti-terror new programs

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 01:39 GMT

"A number of scholars accompanied by technically trained staff will be in charge of showing the content to the attendees, lecturing them and answering their questions," said the Grand Mufti.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti: Belonging to Muslim Brotherhood group forbidden religiously

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 09:52 GMT

The Grand Mufti praised the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars (CSS)’ decision of labeling the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group that does not represent the approach of Islam.

Azhar hails Belgium for expelling activists who plotted to burn Qur’an

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 10:43 GMT

Azhar-affiliated observatory described the Belgian authorities’ swift response as a "positive step towards eliminating hate speech and eradicating root causes of terrorism and violence".

Video: Unlikely standup comedy reveals Egyptians' love for Quran Karim radio station

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 12:15 GMT

An old video of a stand up comedian making fun of the radio veterans at al-Quran al-Karim station that dates back to January resurfaced on social media, sparking outrage.

Temporary tattoos permissible in Islam: Grand Mufti

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 12:19 GMT

Tattoos with indelible ink are unanimously forbidden, he said.

Egypt’s Islamic institutions: Republication of Charlie Hebdo's blasphemous cartoons fuels hatred and violence

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 12:41 GMT

Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa calls on international parliaments and governments to urgently pass laws criminalizing abuse to religious symbols and sanctities.

Birth control permissible in Islam: Egypt’s Mufti

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 03:41 GMT

“Birth control is a legitimate matter in Islam. It is necessary nowadays," he said.

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