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Mr. Bas Belder was between 1999 and 2019 one of the very few members in the European Parliament showing an active interest in the position of Christians in the Middle East. He is to be complimented for his genuine interest in Christians in the Middle East but the sources he used in his paper for...
The Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Sheikh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, said, “Of the names of God, ‘Justice’ is one of the Most Beautiful, as it is against inequality and injustice; this means that He who owns all, Allāh, Glory be to Him, does not commit injustice. The name of ‘Justice’ does not appear in the Qurʾān...
Veteran journalist, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, highlighted the pressing need for Egyptians to prioritize the preservation of rational thinking, which he said is a fundamental objective of Islamic sharīʿa.
Monṣif Sulaymān, the Coptic Orthodox Church’s legal advisor and a member of the House of Representatives’ Religious Affairs Committee, anticipates the official promulgation of the personal status law for Copts in June, pending the completion of the Justice Ministry’s review.
Grand Muftī of Egypt, Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, expounded on five important fatwās (religious edicts) during his weekly appearance on the show Naẓra (Vision) on the Ṣadā al-Balad TV station with talk show host, Ḥamdī Rizq.
Media guru Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā said that political Islamist groups are troubled by Valentine’s Day and consider it ḥarām (religiously impermissible). He pointed out however that Valentine’s Day could be viewed as an important occasion in the tough reality Egyptians are going through amidst political and...
Īhāb Ramzī, a member of the House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee, stated that the new amendments discussed during the National Dialogue include the setting up of an Egyptian family care fund as part of efforts to protect the rights of husbands, wives, and children.  
Pope Francis extended his heartfelt thanks to the Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmed al-Ṭayyīb, and President of the United Arab Emirates, Shaykh Muḥammad bin Zāyīd Āl-Nahyān, for their significant support of initiatives aimed at promoting the values of human fraternity and social friendship.
Pope Tawāḍrūs II said that Egypt, the biggest in the Middle East region with all its historical and cultural leverage, is handling the Palestinian crisis wisely and accurately.
Dr. Aḥmad Karīma, a professor of comparative fiqh (jurisprudence) at al-Azhar University, congratulated Copts over Eastern Christmas, adding that the Prophet Muḥammad had advised his people to treat the Christians of Egypt well.


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