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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.
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...
The Forum for Intercultural Dialogue (FID) at the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS) organizes today, Tuesday, a conference entitled “The Role of Religion in Supporting Coexistence” in the presence of Minister of Endowments (al-Awqāf) Dr. Mukhtār Jumaʿa and Rev. Dr. Andrea...
Shaykh Jābir Ṭāyiʿ, head of the religious sector, stated that the Awqāf Ministry (Religious Endowments) sets some conditions for preachers who use the pulpits [minbar]. These conditions include being an Azharian (al-Azhar graduate) or holding a license from the Ministry of al-Awqāf.
The 31st International Conference for the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs entitled “Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” kicked off today with ministers, scholars, and muftis from 40 different countries expected to participate. 
Today, Dr. Muḥamad Mukhtār Jumʿa, Minister of Religious Endowments, welcomed Dr. ʿĀdil Bin ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-ʿAsūmī, president of the Arab Parliament, at the headquarters of the Supreme Council for Islamic affairs. The meeting witnessed the presence of several officials and ambassadors. 
The Minister of Endowments, Dr. Muḥamad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, and journalist Karam Jabr, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, announced the launching of the first activities of the ‘Awareness-Raising’ strategy for 2021, which is organized by al-Awqāf Ministry and the SCRM.
Dr Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, Minister of Awqāf (religious endowments), received a letter from His Holiness Pope Francis, the Pope of the Catholic Church, on the International Day of Peace regarding cooperation to promote a culture of humanitarian peace.
None of those calling for renewal and modernization would have ever dreamed of a day when Friday prayer would be suspended as has happened in a number of Arab and Islamic countries.  It had been announced from Kuwait to Syria that all group prayer would be suspended and that mosques would only do...
The Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf] confirmed that a video of Muṣṭafā al-ʿAdawī giving a Friday sermon [khutba] at one of the mosques today was fake.


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