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... when the authorities in Egypt decided to collect all the valued pieces of the Islamic art from various mosques, governorates such as Aswan and Luxor, and from many other places. Later on, the government stored all the collected items in Al Hakem Mosque in Al Moez Street, El Hussein district in Cairo.
The mourners performed funeral prayers at the body of al-Batsh in the Al-Omari mosque in the town of Jabalia, northern the Gaza Strip, before being buried in Al-Shuhada ... According to a source at Cairo International Airport, al-Batsh's body was flown from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo by a Saudi airliner.

CAIRO – 25 April 2018: After the Antiquities Ministry announced moving more than 55 mosque pulpits from their current places inside Egypt's ancient mosques to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, a lot of controversy was stirred,especially since the announcement came following several ...
CAIRO, April 25 (Xinhua) -- At least 30 terrorists were killed in a week of anti-terror security raids in North Sinai province east of Cairo, the Egyptian ... more than 300 Muslim worshippers and injuring over 120 others, marking the deadliest terror attack and the first against a mosque in Egypt's modern history.
When Al-Ahram asked about the purpose of these efforts, Dr. Abu-Bakr Abdullah, Cairo antiquities supervisor and head of the technical bureau, said “Mosques have became disasters. We estimate that everyday that a theft takes place and we cannot allocate guards for every mosque, especially because ...
In the heart of Old Cairo, near the Al-Fakhareen district and where Egypt's most authentic handicrafts are showcased to people in Souk Al-Fustat, lies one of the biggest mosques in Egypt and the one with the most important history to tell. Built in AH21 (AD642), the old mosque, or Amr ibn al-Aas Mosque, ...

CAIRO - 30 March 2018: Egyptian mosques will give sermons on “hope” on Friday as per the Religious Endowments Ministry's instructions. ... Initial figures showed that 21,088,295 voted for Sisi in polling stations across Egypt, excluding several stations in Cairo and Giza; Moussa on the other hand ...
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) inaugurated Al-Azhar Mosque on Tuesday after its three-year maintenance and restoration works have been completed. During his meeting with Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb, bin Salman reportedly insisted on the ...
In the Al-Hussein quarter in Islamic Cairo, the historic Mosque and University of A-Azhar stands welcoming worshippers, students and visitors. The edifice, re-opened by ... the heart of Islamic Cairo. This soon became a place of opulent palaces, mosques, madrassas (schools) and sabils (water fountains).
... Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, second right, and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, left, listen to Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani, center, as he speaks at Al Azhar Mosque, in Cairo, Egypt. Qatar would not be barred from an ...
As an open-air museum, it bursts with Islamic architecture, mosques, shrines, and other venues that reveal the beauty of Cairo. As you make your way down the street and explore its hidden gems, make sure you spend some time in the El-Hakim Mosque, built in AD 990. It has a quiet, open-air inner yard ...
Accompanied by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was given a tour of the mosque at the heart of old Cairo to see the outcome of three years of restoration work financed by a Saudi grant. Also at hand was Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held talks in Cairo on Monday with Sheikh al-Azhar Dr. ... that Prince Mohammed and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will inaugurate on Tuesday the renovation work at the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo.
When told that AIMPLB has repeatedly reiterated its stand that Muslims would wait for the SC verdict and 'once a mosque always a mosque', Khan, an alumnus of the Cairo-based famous Islamic seminary Al-Azhar explained: “There is no textual (Quran or Hadith, the Prophet's traditions) to support this ...
CAIRO — Egypt said its warplanes struck militant targets in North Sinai on Friday night, destroying weapons dumps as ground forces raided militant hide-outs, as part of a major offensive against the Islamic State in one of the group's most enduring Middle East strongholds. President Abdel Fattah-el Sisi, ...
CAIRO - 23 April 2018: Although noted as one of Cairo's extraordinarily well preserved examples of 17th century domestic architecture, Bait al-Kretliya, ... days in Cairo, and they usually cover the city's main highlights of the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and the Alabaster Mosque, etc,” Mohsen said.
Over 80,000 of these are controlled by the country's Ministry of Religious Endowments, yet a recently published plan could pit the government's strategy against the wishes of Al-Azhar, Egypt's top religious authority. Most of Egypt's mosques were buildings donated by their owners to the state on condition ...

Sheikh Hani al-Masri, one of the imams affiliated with the Ministry of Religious Endowments, attended the training session held by Al-Nour Mosque's ministry in western Cairo. He said this type of training raises awareness about the dangers of misusing information. “Future wars are information wars,” Masri ...
When a mosque in Egypt's Sinai region was attacked by affiliates of the Islamic State armed group in November leaving over 300 people dead the attackers said they were targeting what they described as 'heretics of Islam', known to the wider world as Sufis.What are the Sufis and why have they been ...
Approximately two thousand worshipers leaving a mosque ambushed a village church in the Giza governorate, north of Cairo, in order to stop the erection of a church bell (disallowed by law). It turned out to be a false accusation. Injuries to seven parishioners and damage to sacred property was a result of the weaponized ...
The ex-military chief of staff, Anan was taken to the Military Prosecutor's office in Cairo, according to his son and one of his lawyers. ... in 2013, Sisi's junta regime ordered the killing of almost 1000 civilians as they organised a sit-in at a mosque near Rabba Square in Cairo to protest against Morsi's ousting.
CAIRO - 24 January 2018: The Ministry of Antiquities announced that the Central Administration of Conservation is set to start renovation works at ... parts with new parts, and that all renovation processes are carried out carefully and accurately, besides, all mosques chandeliers will be repaired gradually.
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egypt strongly condemned the recent deadly car bomb attack in Benghazi city eastern Libyan, which killed at least 33 people and wounded more than 70 others, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. "Egypt condemns all terrorist activities that target ...
CAIRO — Vice President Mike Pence arrived late Saturday afternoon to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, whom he praised and repeatedly called a “friend” to the United States. Both leaders met for nearly two-and-a-half hours at the presidential palace and delivered brief statements before ...
“We squeezed ourselves among thousands, who packed Al Azhar mosque [in old Cairo] in order to listen to Abdul Nasser there where he delivered a fiery speech against the aggressors.” Afterwards Dahshan and his companions joined popular resistance groups, who were trained to support the army in ...
Three Mameluke-period monuments, the Al-Muayyedi Bimaristan, the Tekkeyet Al-Bustami and the Darb Al-Laban Gate in Islamic Cairo are to be reopened to the public next week after ... The complex originally included the remains of a mosque, three minarets, two mausoleums and a madrassa.
CAIRO, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Egypt has started on Saturday the implementation of a renewed nationwide state of emergency as well as a partial curfew in parts ... Terrorism in Egypt did not stop at targeting security men and Copts, as a terrorist operation last month against a mosque in North Sinai's Arish city ...
The announcement came following many calls to implement the unification of the call to prayer, meaning that a single performer would broadcast by radio throughout all of the mosques in Cairo in a synchronized address, aiming to end the distortion and noise that is caused by thousands of loudspeakers ...
Ankara has been carrying restoration works on the island since 2011 and has already restored the mosque. After the ... Tense relations between Cairo and Khartoum threaten to further derail the already blocked tripartite negotiations between Egypt and both Ethiopia and Sudan over the Renaissance Dam.
Zaqzouq also lauded President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for fulfilling his promises of building the biggest church and mosque in the new administrative capital and his presence at the Christmas celebrations in a signal that Egypt is supporting peace and cooperation among its fellow citizens in standing against ...
During last year's celebration, he promised to build Egypt's largest church and largest mosque in a yet-to-be-developed new administrative capital. Three weeks earlier, 27 people had been killed in a suicide bombing in a chapel adjacent the old cathedral and papal residence, St. Mark's in Cairo.
CAIRO, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court referred the files of four defendants to the country's Grand Mufti, the top Islamic legal expert in religious rulings ... that killed at least 310 Muslim worshippers and wounded over 120 others, marking the deadliest terror attack and the first against a Muslim mosque in ...
CAIRO - 9 January 2018: Secretary General of the Egyptian Family House Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq and Bishop Ermia, General Bishop and ... Zaqzouq also lauded President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for fulfilling his promises of building the biggest church and mosque in the new administrative capital and his ...
Pope Tawadros II leads the Easter mass at Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo's Al Abbassiya district on April 15, 2017. ... Egypt's largest construction and engineering firms are still putting the final touches on the neighbouring Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque and will soon break ground on a museum to house ...
31, 2017. CAIRO – 31 December 2017: Ministry of Culture officially announced including Abbas Helmi II Mosque in the Islamic and Coptic historical buildings list. ... Located at Mohamed Ali Street, El-Maghrblin, Cairo, The mosque was constructed by the last Egyptian Khedive, Abbas Helmi II, in 1893.
Cairo shooting: Video shows Egypt gunman calmly walking away after killing nine people outside Coptic Christian church .... The attack's brazenness and brutality mirrored recent operations by militants, including the massacre last month of 311 people inside a mosque in what was the deadliest attack by ...
A month later, IS gunmen shot dead about 30 Christians south of Cairo as they travelled to a monastery. The jihadists are believed to have also carried out a massacre of Muslim worshippers in Sinai last month, killing more than 300 in an attack on a mosque associated with the mystical Sufi strand of Islam ...
CAIRO - 25 December 2017: Al-Zahir Barquq Mosque is one of the most famous places from the Fatimid Dynasty's rule in Egypt. Take a visit to Old Cairo's most remarkable historic street, El-Moez, to take a glimpse of the mosque. Upon the orders of Al-Zahir Barquq, the mosque was built in 1384-1386 as one religious ...
The Waqfs Ministry, which is in charge of mosques in Egypt, launched a drive this month aimed at promoting Sufism against what it called “attempts by hardliners to distort” it. Days ago, senior Muslim clerics gathered in a Cairo mosque in defence of Sufism. 'Islamic Sufism is a creed of moderation and good ...
Violent events like the recent attack on a mosque in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 305 worshipers, haven't helped. ... to the functional (but limited) subway, more upscale attractions on Gezira Island, in the middle of the Nile, and with easy access to the beautiful churches and mosques on the city's east side.
CAIRO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi attended on Saturday evening the Coptic Christmas Eve celebration held at a new, ... Terrorism in Egypt did not stop at targeting security men and Copts, as a terrorist attack in late November 2017 against a mosque in a village of North ...
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: In the heart of a busy Islamic Cairo area, we asked ... We felt like we were in a Fatimid mosque, and could hear the ...
I have two nights each in Cairo and Alexandria, and four on the Nile cruise from ... Saqqara pyramids, Ibn Tulun mosque and Al-Azhar mosque.
Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo ... miles) southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt.
... miles southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, Egypt, ... CAIRO — In his first remarks after a deadly attack on the country's police ... were killed in a brazen ambush by militants southwest of Cairo.
The attack was one of two on mosques in the troubled, war-torn country. A suicide bombing in western Ghor province struck a Sunni mosque, .... Associated Press writer Maamoun Youssef in Cairo contributed to this report.
... southwest of Cairo, during his funeral at Al-Hosary mosque, in Cairo, ... hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday.
Irish man Ibrahim Halawa freed from Cairo jail after acquittal in 'sham ... from al-Fath Mosque, in Ramses Square, Cairo, where he had taken ...
The area is crowded, as it is situated below Cairo's busy ring road. ... I asked what they wanted, they told me what Saeed said in the mosque.
Muslims of different nationalities attend a hadith recitation session at the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo on April 19, 2016. The traditional practice ...


 

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