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Government continues attempts to extend control over mosques
Osman El Sharnoubi | The ministry claims a new decree will protect mosques from 'infiltration'
The cleric and the president: Egypt’s critical power struggle
Mai Shams El-Din | We track the ongoing conflict between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed
Tensions arise between Al-Azhar and presidency over verbal divorce debate
Mai Shams El-Din | Sisi's proposal to end verbal divorce has highlighted tensions between the state and Al-Azhar
Is there really an Egyptian Greek island?
Mai Shams El-Din | Media reports cite a former Endowments Ministry official claiming that Egypt owns a Greek island and
Al-Azhar picks battle with the state over written sermons
Mai Shams El-Din | Anger over the decision to unify the Friday sermon has extended to Egypt’s Al-Azhar religious institution.
Unified or dictated? New constraints on Friday sermons anger imams
Mai Shams El-Din | Imams feel unified sermons are restrictive and disrespectful to the diversity of Egyptian society and
Endowments Ministry employees protest against low wages, financial losses
Jano Charbel | In light of a wave of labor protests against the minister of endowments, 12 of the ministry’s
New wave of public sector labor strikes from Alexandria to Aswan
Jano Charbel | A new wave of labor strikes is sweeping Egypt, from Alexandria to Aswan, primarily in public sector companies.
Backlash against state attempts to politicize sermons
Mai Shams El-Din | Government attempts to control Egypt’s religious discourse were back in the spotlight, as unified Friday
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Yasmine Laveille
Villagers demand a football field
It is hot in the microbus that takes me and a local activist to a village located about 10 kilometres
Armed groups target Endowments Ministry imam in North Sinai
Calls for a committee to protect religious relics after 6 Islamic lanterns stolen from Cairo mosque
Despite Al-Azhar’s rejection, imams adhere to ministry-written sermon
Despite initial rejection, imams adhere to pre-written Friday sermons
Police arrest 3 admins of Facebook pages allegedly promoting protests on January 25
Minister of Endowments: Partaking in January 25 protests violates Sharia
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