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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
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
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
Friday sermons: All together now?
Mai Shams El-Din | A young girl with a long headscarf was sitting on the floor listening to the Friday sermon in the almost-empty
The battle over the mosques
Mai Shams El-Din | In a turbulent political climate, the Ministry of Endowments is once again at the heart of a standoff,
 
Opinion
Tarek Ghanem
Opium or coffee? Islam and its relevance in hard times
Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?
 
News
Despite Al-Azhar’s rejection, imams adhere to ministry-written sermon
Despite initial rejection, imams adhere to pre-written Friday sermons
Minister of Endowments: Partaking in January 25 protests violates Sharia
Endowments Ministry to translate Friday sermons into English
Endowments Ministry cracks down on mosques as Ramadan begins
Alexandria bans leading Salafi figures from preaching
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