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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian Family House (Bayt al-ʿĀʾila), the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, criticized the "New Abrahamic religion”, describing it as “a pipe dream”. His statements revived a debate that has been on and off for more than a year on social media.
The book "The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path... A Testimony to the Birth of Human Fraternity" is showcased at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair, in both al-Azhar al-Sharīf and the Muslim Council of Elders pavilions. The book was written by Judge Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Salām, Secretary...
On Saturday, President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī welcomed Shaykh Muḥammad Bin Zāyid Āl Nahiyān, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Imān Mirsāl, an Egyptian novelist and translator, won the Sheikh Zayed [Shaykh Zāyid] Book Award in the Literature category—granted by the United Arab Emirates—for her book, ‘In the Footsteps of Inayat El Zayat’ [Fī Athar ʿInāyāt al-Zayāt], published by Dār al-Kutub Khān in 2019. The results were...
Egyptian actor and singer Muḥammad Ramaḍān sparked controversy, after a picture of him seemingly embracing Israeli singer Omer Adam, while on a trip to the UAE was posted online.  Egyptian and Arab intellectuals and actors criticized Ramaḍān, stressing that normalization is a disgrace and betrayal...
Several Arab governments, specifically in the Gulf, are having a tough time dealing with the results of the American presidential elections as their favored candidate, Donald Trump, lost to Joe Biden, whose policies are expected to be more critical towards them.
  Recently, we witnessed what many in the Arab World thought would never happen. Some say we witnessed the impossible. Countries once thought of as enemies are becoming allies, and the Palestinian  cause that once unified the Arab world is now fading away. New alliances are formed, others destroyed...
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
Speaking at the Forum for "Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies" in Abu Dhabi, Grand Mufti Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām called for launching a special international "Charter of the New Alliance of Virtue", to defend all houses of worship.  Such a charter would take necessary measures and mechanisms to protect...
His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II met today with Shaykh al-Sayyid ʿAlī Āl Hāshim, Advisor for Religious and Judicial Affairs at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, United Arab Emirates, at the Saint Mark Cathedral of ʿAbbāsiyyah.

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