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Egypt’s Religious Endowments Ministry launches 2nd stage of unified Adhan project in Greater Cairo
Egypt

Egypt’s Religious Endowments Ministry launches 2nd stage of unified Adhan project in Greater Cairo

Egypt’s Religious Endowments Ministry announced on Tuesday the start of the second stage of a project for unifying the Adhan,…
Azhar Sheikh criticizes Shereen Reda’s description of some calls to prayer as ‘animal sounds’
Egypt

Azhar Sheikh criticizes Shereen Reda’s description of some calls to prayer as ‘animal sounds’

Hathifa Al-Mosyar, professor of belief and philosophy at Azhar University, criticized actress Shereen Reda’s attack on the voices of some…
Israel moves to mute mosques’ call to prayer over loudspeakers
Middle East

Israel moves to mute mosques’ call to prayer over loudspeakers

A law to muffle mosques' amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday…
Israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume
Middle East

Israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume

Israel's parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call…
Dar al-Ifta: Using the Quran or prayer call as ringtone is haram
Egypt

Dar al-Ifta: Using the Quran or prayer call as ringtone is haram

Dar al-Ifta issued a fatwa Sunday that said using verses from the Quran or the call to prayer as ringtones…
One voice, many mosques: As call to prayer is unified, muezzins defy government orders
Life & Style

One voice, many mosques: As call to prayer is unified, muezzins defy government orders

Five times a day throughout Cairo, a group of mosque employees unplug small black boxes. Depending on who you ask,…
Salafi MP insists Parliament break for prayer
Egypt

Salafi MP insists Parliament break for prayer

A Salafi member of Egypt’s lower legislative house, the People’s Assembly, is insisting that parliamentary sessions pause during prayer times.…
MP causes uproar in Parliament by calling to prayer during session
Egypt

MP causes uproar in Parliament by calling to prayer during session

A verbal clash erupted between People’s Assembly speaker Saad al-Katatny and Salafi MP Mamdouh Ismail after the latter stood up…
Heated discussion in parliament over mosque loudspeakers
Egypt

Heated discussion in parliament over mosque loudspeakers

“The use of loudspeakers for Friday sermons, Eid prayers and the call for prayer will continue until judgment day,” said…
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