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Ramadan in India

There is a large number of Muslims in India—around 200 million. Islam is the second largest religion in India, following Hinduism. Daily News Egypt will shed light on Indian Muslims’ traditions during the holy month of Ramadan. Despite the great diversity of religions and beliefs in India, everyone lives there in harmony and tolerance. Muslims …

Daily News Egypt

Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a twist, have also become a battlefield for the Muslim world’s multiple rivalries and power …

James Dorsey

Whither the Muslim World’s NATO?

Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul as the country reels from a week of stepped up political violence. It also constitutes a defining moment in Saudi …

James Dorsey

The “Trump” virus takes over the American system

An individual in the face of an institution is one of the most prominent dilemmas in politics. With an individual’s decisions, creativity, and innovative solutions come, and may be resisted by institutions. With an individual’s decisions, wrong decisions that must be limited by institutions may also come. Institutionalism means the multiplicity of decision-making authorities and …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Trump, racism, and other stuff

International and local media, as well as social networks, circulated the executive order issued by US president Donald Trump which banned people from numerous Muslim-majority countries to enter the US. Many tried to analyse the decision and came up with different results, while no one has bothered to read the decision itself or analyse it …

Mohamed Samir

Fighting for the soul of Islam: a battle of the paymasters

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, an Islamist with close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, recently convened some of Islam’s most prominent leaders to determine the theologically and politically explosive question of who is a Sunni Muslim. Professing to be a Sufi, a more mystical interpretation of Islam, Kadyrov lacks the religious credentials beyond his native …

James Dorsey

Rate of sectarian violence incidents is alarming: Pope Tawadros II

Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II warned on Monday against the repercussions of recent sectarian violence, citing 37 assaults on Copts since 2013. Tawadros delivered a speech while meeting with the parliamentary Religious Committee, following violent clashes between Muslims and Christians in Minya and Beni Suef last week. Despite the state’s tendency to solve the conflicts …

Adham Youssef

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Muslims spend ’Laylet al-Qadr’ seeking mercy and forgiveness

This year, Ramadan’s last Friday was the 27th day of the holy month, what is known as Leylet al-Qadr (the night of power). In Islam, Laylet al-Qadr is the night the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. According to the Quran, that night is the greatest night of the year and any adoration …

Daily News Egypt

Be proud of your religion

  The most difficult thing Muslims are facing in western communities is the way people look at them, as if they were defendants charged with a crime called Islam. I once wrote about a Russian professor who called me to quote  my opinion on two terror bombing incidents that occurred in a city in southern …


We are not like you

As soon as I heard about the sectarian events in Abu Qirqas in Minya several events popped into my mind. I looked them up in newspaper archives and have collected them as they are presented below. Quoted from Al-Masry Al-Youm on 6 February 2008: “Four of Al-Ahly fans are arrested and accused of burning a …

Ahmed Aboul-Wafa, MD

Dear Muslims

Dear Muslims, Have you ever met a Christian who joking said, “Praise Jesus” and then followed it by, “Why haven’t you converted to Christianity already?” Have you ever taken a taxi and been forced to sit there while the driver listens to hymns at a high volume? Have you ever heard the pastor on Sundays …