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Egypt sets 10 days to remove all donation boxes from mosques nationwide

Sun, 07 Nov 2021 - 11:01 GMT

The aim at removing donation boxes from mosques is “to achieve the highest levels of transparency,” said Hisham Abdel Aziz, head of the religious sector at the Ministry of Awqaf.

Egypt opens toilets of mosques 15 minutes before the prayer call

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 - 12:59 GMT

As for Friday prayers, the ministry added that the toilets will be opened 30 minutes before the first call to prayer.

Learn about mosques printed on Egypt’s new 10, 20-pound plastic notes

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 11:44 GMT

Egypt published the first pictures of LE 10 and 20 plastic notes that will be officially issued next November from the new printing press of the Central Bank of Egypt, in the New Administrative Capital.

Selection process of 'Intellect Imam' training program begins

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 02:13 GMT

Candidates will sit for tests and interviews within the selection process as indicated by Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa in press statements Monday.

Court rejects appeal on banning unlicensed preachers from giving Islamic opinions, makes ruling final

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 04:30 GMT

The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court on Saturday upheld a “historic” ruling to ban unlicensed preachers from giving Islamic fatwas, saying mosques and social media have been exploited to harm the state and spread division.

Egypt opens 35 new mosques on 1st Friday in Ramadan

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 12:41 GMT

So far, the total number of mosques that have been inaugurated in Egypt since September 2020 reached 1,369 mosques, including 1,277 new mosques and 92 others restored.

Egyptian tourist investors hail Irish gov’t decision to resume flights to Sharm el-Sheikh as ‘positive step’

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 01:50 GMT

A total of 400 million Egyptian Pound were spent for the maintenance of ancient mosques in Egypt during the past five years, announced the Ministry of Endowments in a statement.

LE 400M spent on restoring Egypt's ancient mosques last 5 yrs: Endowment Ministry

Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 11:59 GMT

A total of 400 million Egyptian Pound were spent for the maintenance of ancient mosques in Egypt during the past five years, announced the Ministry of Endowments in a statement.

Egypt's Supreme Council of Culture signs cultural cooperation agreement with Saudi Aramco

Tue, 10 Nov 2020 - 03:20 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities issued a press release on November 10 about the signing of an agreement between the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Saudi Aramco, regarding the holding of an archaeological exhibition entitled “Shatr el-Masjid”.

Pics: Friday worshippers in Egypt’s mosques after months of suspension: what did they feel?

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 01:51 GMT

As cautious as they should be, Muslim worshippers were seen outside their houses in large numbers to go to mosques, to perform the weekly Friday prayers, for the first time in five months, after they were banned from praying in mosques over coronavirus.

Friday prayer to resume in big mosques after suspension over coronavirus: Egypt’s PM

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 01:57 GMT

After five months of almost total suspension of Muslim’s Friday prayer due to spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouli said big mosques that can maintain coronavirus preventive measures can receive worshippers for the Friday prayer starting August 28.

25 people allowed to enter church: Pope Tawadros II

Sun, 28 Jun 2020 - 06:39 GMT

As for marriage and baptism ceremonies, only six to seven people will attend to ensure that the virus will not spread among the attendees

Egypt reopens mosques after 3-month closure due to COVID-19

Sat, 27 Jun 2020 - 08:33 GMT

A 150-centimeter distance among worshippers is applied inside the mosques nationwide.

Measures taken ahead of re-opening mosques in less-infected governorates

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 - 05:02 GMT

A number of large mosques in governorates with low infection rates will re-open for worshippers under certain conditions.

Mosques reopened in Lebanon to perform Friday prayer only

Tue, 19 May 2020 - 12:53 GMT

The Lebanese authorities decided to reopen mosques only for performing Friday prayers as of May 22 while taking all the preventive measures against coronavirus.

Egypt's Awqaf min. denies re-opening mosques within days

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 10:30 GMT

Gomaa on Tuesday denied reports circulated on social media sites that his ministry intends to re-open mosques in the coming days.

Mosques to not be opened within coming few days in Egypt: Awqaf Spox

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 08:49 GMT

Once the virus is contained, the mosques will be immediately opened, he said during a phone call on Extra News channel.

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.

Egypt's mosques, Islamic worship places closed to curb Coronavirus outbreak

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 12:48 GMT

The ministry also suspended Friday prayer and other congregational prayers.

Coronavirus Egypt: Friday prayers for Muslims suspended at Al-Azhar; Sayeda Zainab Mosque closed

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 11:35 GMT

Five days ago, the Grand Imam issued a fatwa [Islamic decision] saying that the cancellation Friday prayer and all congregational prayers are permissible amid the current health crisis.

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