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The concept of citizenship, the author argues, is in line with the Islamic Sharīʿa . Citizenship has already been applied by the prophet and his companions. The author is in strong disagreement with the presentation of former Dutch Member of the European Parliament Bas Belder. Belder refers, based...
An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
Grand Imam on al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad el-Ṭayyīb, extended his congratulations to President ʿAbd el-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and to both the people within Egypt and in the Arab and Islamic world on the occasion of celebrating Laylat Al-Qadr.  
Pope Tawāḍrūs II of the Coptic Orthodox Church thanked President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī for his congratulations to the Egyptian people on the occasion of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramaḍān and the Great Lent.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a visit to the mosque and mausoleum of Imām al-Shāfiʿī in Cairo on the sidelines of his visit to Egypt on February 14.
On Friday, February 16, the Coptic community in Egypt commemorated  the 9th anniversary of the massacre of 21 Egyptian Christians in the Libyan city of Sirte by the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or Dāʿish, in the Arabic acronym, on February 15, 2015.   
Pope Tawāḍrūs II said the visit by President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to the church on Christmas eve was a beautiful gesture that had great influence over all Egyptians, and not just Christians, adding that the president was congratulating all Egyptians over the new year and Christmas.
Rev. Andrea Zakī, the president of the Coptic Evangelical community in Egypt, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī’s visit to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on Christmas Eve is a model of bringing true citizenship from words into action, and confirms that all Egyptians from all religious...
Pope Tawādrūs II congratulated President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī over the confidence of the people who re-elected him to continue to push forward development and prosperity in Egypt.  
Pope Tawāḍrūs II has praised the Egyptian President's ability to separate religion from politics, stating, “I love that President Sīsī distances himself from religion.”


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