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An interview/lecture from Richard Gauvain regarding the impact of Salafism in Egypt.
The call by shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, to revive "the right of toil and pursuit" fatwa to preserve the rights of working women has sparked wide reactions, from women's rights organizations in Egypt. These organizations have called for the housewife, who has worked to develop her husband's...
His Eminence Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt and head of the General Secretariat of Fatwa Authorities Worldwide received a high-level parliamentary delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan, led by Dr. Maulen Ashimbayev, Chair of the Senate of Kazakhstan. The meeting was held to discuss...
The power of religion among the people of Egypt is great and widely recognized. This helped Islamists movements to overthrow the regime of President Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011 and brought President Muḥammad Mursī to power in 2012-2013. But how to measure Egyptian religiosity? Previous presidents had to...
World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18th of December because it is the day on which the UN General Assembly adopted its resolution no. 3190 in December 1973, by which it approved the inclusion of Arabic among the official and the working languages of the UN.
Today, Saturday, the Administrative Court of the State Council decided to postpone a lawsuit which was filed by lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī until the January 8 session for review. The lawsuit demanded a ban on wearing the niqāb in public, private and international schools.
The Grand Imam Shaykh of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, signed a joint appeal document among the religious leaders participating in the Summit of Religious Leaders for Climate Change, held on Monday in the Vatican, prior to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Anger prevailed in al-Fayyūm governorate for several days after it was discovered that an architect had designed a mosque in the Pharaonic style.
‘Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ’ TV channel broadcasted live in front of a newly restored mosque in the Pharaonic style, in the village of Nazla, belonging to the Yūsuf al-Ṣadīq in the Fayūm governorate, sparking wide controversy on social media due to the depiction of pharaonic drawings on the facade of the...
Social media sites were buzzing with heated discussions after circulating photos of a mosque under construction with pharaonic inscriptions and motifs in a village in al-Fayūm governorate, south of Cairo.

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