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The U.S. State Department said in a new report that religious tolerance was a “hallmark of Morocco’s history.”
The Muslim Council of Elders is hosting a conference in Indonesia, chaired by the Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, to discuss the role of religions in confronting the negative impacts of climate change.  
Journalist Ashraf Ḥilmī, who lives in Australia, denounced the return of salafī preacher Abū Islām on his privately owned TV channel al-Umma. Ḥilmī says that Abū Islām aims to resume his “dirty” war on Christianity and practice his takfīr on all believers.
Salafī groups have escalated pressures on the state and the education ministry over a recent decision to ban the niqāb in schools as the new academic year starts.
In association with the Masār al-Khayr (Path of Benevolence) foundation for sustainable development, the Bible Society of Jordan announced the start of a campaign to hand out packages of stationery to more than 2,000 government school pupils in the provinces of al-Karak, Mādabā and Maʿān.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II of the Coptic Orthodox Church expressed solidarity with and prayers for Morocco and Libya, where devastating natural disasters have left people killed or wounded. He praised Egypt’s stance, which was supportive of “the brothers in this predicament.”
Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Sharīʿa Council extended the tenure of Grand Muftī Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Diryān for an additional five years. His term was supposed to expire in one and a half years, which is when he reaches the legal age of 73, but this extension has allowed him to stay in his post until...
The Muslim Council of Elders, chaired by Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, rejected the desecration of copies of the Holy Qurʾān by “some extremists” and the following assaults on churches in Pakistan, which were also committed by “some extremists.”
Christians in Egypt celebrated the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, ending in a fast of 15 days, as churches held prayers for two weeks in morning masses.
New York Mayor, Eric Adams, officially announced that Muslims can now broadcast the adhān (calls to prayer) in the city through loudspeakers on Fridays and at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, without having to seek permission from the city's local authorities.


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