Religion

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.

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.

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