Religion

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.

Egypt’s Sisi calls for raising awareness of renewing religious discourse

Sun, 23 Aug 2020 - 08:06 GMT

The President stated that it is necessary for the imams to study humanities and new Da‘wah methods within these programs so as to hone their communication skills.

Controversy in Egypt for breaking Arafa Day fasting 5 minutes earlier

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 03:42 GMT

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Coptic churches in Cairo,Alexandria remain close until September 3: Pope Tawadros II

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 - 05:53 GMT

Since March 21, 2020, churches have been closed as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19.

Egypt’s Coptic Church warns against ‘forged Gospel’

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 - 10:20 GMT

The only body authorized to print and publish the bibles is the Bible Society of Egypt.

Mufti: July 3rd is crucial day in Egyptian history

Fri, 03 Jul 2020 - 11:18 GMT

On that day the Egyptian people foiled a conspiracy against the homeland and its national security that was plotted by the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group, he said.

Pope Tawadros greets, Sisi, Azhar Imam, Mufti, Awqaf minister on Eid

Fri, 22 May 2020 - 10:51 GMT

In his cable to El Tayyeb, the pontiff praised El Tayyeb's efforts to disseminate the spirit of amity, tolerance and coexistence, said the statement.

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Grand Imam: Refusal of burying COVID-19 victims far cry from morality, humanity, religion

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 11:50 GMT

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb called for honoring the dead via accelerating their burial.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti: Refusal of burying deceased COVID-19 patients forbidden religiously

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 - 05:27 GMT

“It is impermissible for anyone to deprive any human of this divine right of burial,” the Fatwa says.

Catholic Church extends suspension of masses, donates EGP 1 M to Tahya Misr Fund

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 - 02:38 GMT

The monks will continue holding the mass with one of the servants in the absence of churchgoers, according to a statement issued by the church on Friday.

Egypt extends closures of mosques, places of worship due to COVID-19

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 - 12:20 GMT

The violation of the decision of suspension is religiously considered a “sin” that requires accountability.

Orthodox Church: No preparations made for prayers of Holy Week, Easter

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 03:05 GMT

In press statements, Halim dismissed as groundless the reports circulated on social media websites about arrangements made for the prayers.

Azhar Grand Imam visits, congratulates Pope Tawadros on Christmas Day

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 01:10 GMT

Churches that follow the eastern calendar celebrate Christmas Eve on the evening of January 6.

Islamophobia observatory lauds Norwegian Muslims’ reaction over burning of Quran

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 - 04:36 GMT

he Norwegian Muslims, who organized an event to recite Holy Quran in the street, were backed by a large number of the Norwegian city of Kristiansand’s inhabitants, who decried the burning that took place this month in their area.

Terrorists live off remains of fallen countries: Awqaf Min.

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 07:31 GMT

The statement stressed that extremist groups live off the remains of fallen countries, therefore, these groups targets countries to bring them down first.

Breaking social taboos, Egyptian girl announces freezing her eggs

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 - 03:35 GMT

The egg freezing process is one of the social taboos in Egypt, as some girls voiced their concerns of taking such a step

Awqaf Ministry holds int'l conf. on Islamic jurisprudence in mid-September

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 - 02:22 GMT

The event is to discuss main topics connected with nation-building from an Islamic perspective, Islam's stand regarding modern and contemporary ruling systems, the negative impact of terrorism and violent extremist ideologies on nations and the pillars of

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