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Egypt’s Religious Endowments Minister bans night prayers, outlines guidelines for Tarawih
Egypt

Egypt’s Religious Endowments Minister bans night prayers, outlines guidelines for Tarawih

The Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has banned Tahajjud prayers (night prayers) in mosques their annexes and…
Egypt imposes tough regulations for mosques, worshippers as it reopens this Saturday
Egypt

Egypt imposes tough regulations for mosques, worshippers as it reopens this Saturday

Egypt’s Endowments Ministry on Tuesday approved rules and regulations to gradually reopen mosques for the five daily prayers. A ban…
Loudspeakers of 10 mosques in Alexandria removed to avoid nuisance
Egypt

Loudspeakers of 10 mosques in Alexandria removed to avoid nuisance

  Egyptian authorities have removed loudspeakers from 10 mosques in various areas of Alexandria in response to complaints by citizens…
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…
Imams can swim with foreigners to support tourism: Endowments Ministry
Egypt

Imams can swim with foreigners to support tourism: Endowments Ministry

The Religious Endowments Ministry has given imams permission to mingle with foreign tourists in Egypt's resort cities to support tourism…
Minister: Empowering Brotherhood at state institutions is ‘treason’
Egypt

Minister: Empowering Brotherhood at state institutions is ‘treason’

Religious Endowments Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has said empowering Muslim Brotherhood members at any of the state institutions is considered…
Religious Ministry withdraws preacher’s license for offending police, military
Egypt

Religious Ministry withdraws preacher’s license for offending police, military

The Religious Endowments Ministry has withdrawn the temporary preaching license for Al-Azhar University Professor Maged Abdel Salam earlier this week,…
Sources: Endowments Ministry allowing Salafi preachers to defy sermon ban to combat extremism
Egypt

Sources: Endowments Ministry allowing Salafi preachers to defy sermon ban to combat extremism

Salafi Dawa sources confirmed that its preachers have not abided by the Religious Endowments Ministry's instructions, which prohibit their sermons…
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