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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
Endowments Ministry revokes licenses of non-governmental religious institutions
Mai Shams El-Din | The Endowments Ministry revoked all licenses given to religious institutes and cultural centers that
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
Al-Azhar’s power play
Mohamad Salama Adam | Following several steps to tighten its grip on Egypt’s mosques, the Ministry of Endowments has unexpectedly
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,
 
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Despite Al-Azhar’s rejection, imams adhere to ministry-written sermon
Despite initial rejection, imams adhere to pre-written Friday sermons
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Endowments Ministry to translate Friday sermons into English
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