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On Sunday July 1st., the summer school group left the dormitories to attend a service in All Saints Cathedral (Anglican-Episcopal) in Zamalek, Cairo. 
Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām , Grand Mufti of Egypt, received a high-level delegation from the Anglican Episcopal Church, headed by Archbishop Sāmī Fawzī –– to congratulate Muslims for the blessed Eid al-Adha [ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā].
The Supreme Administrative Court, headed by Counsellor Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Wahāb Khafāja, confirmed the ruling to ban non-specialists from issuing religious fatwas, and restricting pulpits from preaching without a license from al-Azhar, Egypt’s highest religious authority, or the Ministry of Awqāf.
Today, Friday, the Ministry of Awqāf inaugurates 12 mosques in six governorates, including 11 that have been rebuilt and one that has been recently restored. This brings a grand total of 258 mosques which have been opened since 1st July, 231 of which have also been rebuilt and another 27 that have...
On Monday, Major General ʿIṣām Saʿad, Governor of Asyūṭ, met with Archbishop Nicolas Henry, the Vatican’s Ambassador to Egypt and representative of His Holiness Pope Francis. Archbishop Nicolas Henry visited some churches in various districts of the governorate, and met with Muslim and Christian...
A great deal of controversy was sparked by the announcement of the Egyptian Minister of Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa concerning plans to translate the Quran into Hebrew, with the aim of countering the inaccurate interpretation of the current Hebrew versions.
On Saturday 24 July, the religious sector of the Ministry of Awqāf issued a strongly worded statement warning imams in all governorates not to allow unlicensed preachers to teach from mosque’s pulpits. Such an incidence would be punished with a salary deduction, bearing in mind that the penalty may...
As part of the relations of affection, love and mutual visits between the Christian clergy and the scholars of al-Azhar and the Awqāf, a large delegation of Islamic clerics headed by Dr. Ramaḍān Ḥassan, head of the branch of the World Organization for al-Azhar Graduates, professor and head of the...
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.
It is a fact that Cairo suffers from the overlapping sounds of mosques during prayer times especially since most mosques don’t lie that far from one another. That’s why the Ministry of  Awqāf suggested starting to unify the call for prayer [Adhān]  all around the city to minimize noise and to be a...

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