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I do not understand what the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Ahmad al-Tayyeb) meant when he said that “there is a conspiracy plan for combating religion and annulling its role in giving direction in life, a plan that aims at destructing the heritage of traditions.” In my opinion, heritage and religion are...
Salafists in Kafr el-Sheikh distributed thousands of flyers demanding that people not celebrate Shām al Nīsim, saying that it is considered polytheism.
This article outlines a number of different discriminatory statements and issues brought up against Copts in Egypt. Firstly are the statements made by Mohamed Abbas who recently said that Copts are coddled by the Egyptian government and are treated better than Muslims when both are in prison. He...
Muhammad Shibl comments on rigid Islamic thinking regarding celebrating non-Islamic feasts.
Comments on sectarian tensions during the time that Copts are celebrating Easter.
The author discusses the tradition of cooking the Chrism Oil in the desert monastery of Anba Bishoi.
The article reviews features of celebrations of Egyptian Christians for the occasion of Easter.
Dr. Mahmūd Hamdī Zaqzūq, minister of endowments, said that there is nothing mentioned in the Qur’ān or Sunnah prohibiting the celebration of Shamm al-nasīm.
A 14 year old girl disappeared for five days when she went out with her friends on Shamm al-nasīm, and her family creates a problem in the church in order to find her.
A fatwa that prohibits Muslims from celebrating Shamm al- Nasīm [Spring Festival] has been recently announced.

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