Friday prayers

Egypt’s major mosques to reopen for Friday prayers
Egypt

Egypt’s major mosques to reopen for Friday prayers

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa announced that Friday prayers would return within various major and university mosques starting Friday,…
Egyptians defy government to perform Friday prayers
Egypt

Egyptians defy government to perform Friday prayers

Egyptian authorities have dispersed groups of people across the country attempting to perform Friday prayers, in direct violation of governmental…
Religious services curbed across Mideast over virus fears
Middle East

Religious services curbed across Mideast over virus fears

JERUSALEM (AP) — Religious authorities moved to cancel or limit weekly prayer gatherings across the Middle East on Friday to…
Kashmir curfew to be eased for Friday prayers: police
World

Kashmir curfew to be eased for Friday prayers: police

Indian authorities have said they will ease a curfew in troubled Kashmir so the Muslim-majority population can go to Friday…
Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together
World

Broken-hearted but not broken: New Zealand prays together

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one…
Al-Azhar grand sheikh performs Friday prayers at Rawda mosque
Egypt

Al-Azhar grand sheikh performs Friday prayers at Rawda mosque

The Gand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, performed Friday prayers at al-Rawda mosque, accompanied by the Endownents Minister, Mokhtar Gomaa,…
Endowments Ministry backtracks on scripted Friday sermons
Egypt

Endowments Ministry backtracks on scripted Friday sermons

The Endowments Ministry has backtracked on its recently announced policy of enforcing pre-written Friday sermons in mosques across Egypt.On Thursday,…
Al-Azhar officially rejects pre-written sermons for Friday prayers
Egypt

Al-Azhar officially rejects pre-written sermons for Friday prayers

Al-Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars, headed by Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, has reached a consensus agreement to reject the government's…
On first Friday of new gov’t sermon policy, preachers go off script
Egypt

On first Friday of new gov’t sermon policy, preachers go off script

Preachers at Al-Azhar shunned the government decision that identical, government-approved sermons should be delivered in all mosques during Friday prayers, with…
A week on: Al-Azhar scholars’ objections to scripted Friday sermons
Egypt

A week on: Al-Azhar scholars’ objections to scripted Friday sermons

A week ago, government authorities announced the decision to make all mosque preachers deliver an identical, government-approved sermon during Friday…
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