Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa

Egypt, Palestine probe efforts to spread moderate teachings of Islam

Tue, 18 Oct 2022 - 10:08 GMT

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa held a meeting Tuesday with Palestinian Chief Justice and Presidential advisor for Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al Habbash.

Egypt’s Awqaf Min. condemns Israeli flag raising at Aqsa Mosque

Wed, 04 May 2022 - 10:00 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa slammed Tuesday’s raising of the Israeli flag and the singing of the Israeli anthem at the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

600 outdoor spaces designated nationwide to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers: Awqaf ministry

Fri, 29 Apr 2022 - 07:20 GMT

Awqaf Ministry, in cooperation with concerned State institutions, allocated 600 outdoor spaces nationwide to perform Eid al-Fitr prayers that are held after sunrise to mark the religious feast celebrating the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Eid prayers to be allowed in main mosques; all COVID-19 precautions measures will be applied: Endowments Min.

Fri, 15 Apr 2022 - 06:54 GMT

Egypt’s Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Goma'a said that Eid prayers will be allowed to be performed in major and university mosques where Friday prayers are currently being held.

Pope Francis sends message of cooperation to promote peace to Egypt’s Awqaf Minister

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 08:04 GMT

Pope Francis sent a message of cooperation to promote the culture of peace to Egyptian Endowments (Awqaf) Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.

Decision to suspend Friday prayers to be reconsidered if worshipers abide by set precautions

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 - 10:57 GMT

He said next Friday prayers will be held at Sultan Hassan Mosque in the presence of limited number of the ministry staffers and will be aired live.

Egypt's Awqaf Ministry halts congregational activities during fasting month

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 12:31 GMT

The Awqaf Ministry on Tuesday decided halting all congregational activities during the fasting month of Ramadan.

Awqaf Ministry calls for preparing black list of pro-terrorism media

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 - 10:30 GMT

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa called on world leaders to prepare an international blacklist for pro-terrorism media outlets.

Officials laud Sisi's initiative supporting neediest people

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 - 12:32 GMT

Many officials praised President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's initiative launched on his official Facebook page to support the neediest citizens.

Awqaf min. 608 mosques renovated in 2018

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 - 08:36 GMT

The Awqaf Ministry said that nearly 608 mosques were renovated in 2018.

Sisi's speech at UN is int'l action document - Gomaa

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 - 09:12 GMT

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said the "courageous and clear" speech delivered by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi at the United Nations General Assembly is considered an important action document for international organizations.

Grand imam meets Tony Blair to enhance Egyptian-British cooperation

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 12:29 GMT

Grand Imam Tayyeb arrived in Britain on July 12 to participate in the Youth Forum for Peacemakers.

Gomaa: Voting in 2018 election is ’religious demand’

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 - 05:43 GMT

Minister for Endowments and Religious Affairs urged Egyptians to participate in the 2018 presidential election as part of the “national duty”.

28th High Council for Islamic Affairs conference kicks off

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 - 12:16 GMT

All kinds of religious-based organizations and groups are posing a threat to religions and countries, Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said Monday.

Trump’s decision won’t change Jerusalem’s Arabism: Awqaf min

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 04:05 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision regarding relocating the U.S. embassy does not change the reality of Jerusalem’s Arabism, the Endowment minister stated.

Al-Azhar Mosque’s next Friday sermon on Jerusalem: Al-Tayeb

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 - 08:35 GMT

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb issued a decision that next Friday’s sermon at Al-Azhar Mosque will be on the Arab identity of Jerusalem.

Awqaf to renews moderate religious discourse in marginalized areas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 10:35 GMT

Parliament's human rights committee will summon Minister of Awqaf (religious endowments) Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa in December.

Egyptians stand firmly against terrorism: Awqaf min.

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 11:43 GMT

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said Friday Egypt, along with its political leadership, firmly stand against terrorism.

Islam is religion of peace, tolerance: Awqaf minister

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 - 12:46 GMT

Awqaf Minister Mokhtar Gomaa said on Friday Islam is a religion of peace, Prophet Muhammad is the messenger of peace and Islam's greeting is peace.

Awqaf min. highlights importance of uprooting extremism

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 - 08:40 GMT

Awqaf Minister on Wednesday stressed that extremism and terrorism will be certainly uprooted at the anniversary of the Hijrah of the Holy Prophet Mohammad.