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Le ministère des Biens religieux impose le même prêche du vendredi dans toutes les mosquées d'Egypte

Le ministère des Biens religieux impose le même prêche du vendredi dans toutes les mosquées d'Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The country’s mosques are the scene of one of the episodes of the conflict between the Ministry of Religious Endowments, which represents the state, and some clerics who represent the Muslim Brotherhood’s position of opposing “the coup and defending legitimacy.”

The Brotherhood’s tools inside the mosques do not differ from their tools outside: a harsh discourse that incites the masses against the current regime and that also calls on crowds to gather. Mosques sometimes act as outposts for Muslim Brotherhood snipers. Some have said that this is what happened to the Fatah Mosque when the Rabia al-Adawiya Square sit-in was broken up on Aug. 14, 2013.

The tools of the regime, on the other hand, are represented by the decision to enforce the laws, after they were amended to impose stiffer penalties. The authorities have dispatched clerics from the Ministry of Religious Endowments to the mosques that slipped from government control. Lately, the ministry has imposed harsh penalties for whoever deviates from its religious discourse.

As is usual in most conflicts between the two sides, human rights activists and those not affiliated with either side criticize both the Muslim Brotherhood and the authorities’ decisions.




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Preachers’ Syndicate calls for action against mosque attacks

Attacks on worshippers and mosques are an attack on Islam, said the Preachers’ Syndicate in a Monday press conference. Syndicate head Gamal Abdel Sattar insisted that the attacks on mosques were not isolated incidents, but were systematic in nature.

Abdel Sattar confirmed that his syndicate had received reports of attacks on imams across the country, including in Alexandria, Cairo, and Mahalla.

He called on Al-Azhar to issue fatwas condemning such acts, asserting that any attack on any place of worship was completely unacceptable.

 

Basil El-Dabh | Daily news Egypt

More : http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/25/preachers-syndicate-calls-for-action-against-mosque-attacks/

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Leave politics out of the mosque, says Salafi Dawah leader

Leave politics out of the mosque, says Salafi Dawah leader | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Salafi Dawah vice president Saeed Abdel Azim called on sheikhs and preachers to leave politics out of the mosque.

"We have been busy during the last period with politics ... and we moved away from our core mission, which is call to God through mosques,” he said in his Friday sermon at Rahma Mosque in Giza.

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"The basic principle is dawah (preaching).  Politics is only one branch of Sharia," Abdel Azim said, adding that preaching has to take precedence.

"We must renew the concept of preaching, as it is almost disappearing amid politics and satellite TV," said Abdel Azim. He called on preachers to be gentle and kind with people, and to focus on spreading Islam across the world, like the Vatican does with Catholocism.

Abdel Azim pointed out to the need to avoid partisanship, and called on preachers not to alienate people through severity and cruelty.

He attacked the opposition coalition the National Rescue Front for its attempts to "demolish the Islamic project."

"More than 50 political parties rallied under the [National] Rescue Front to thwart the Islamic project, and they publicly stated their goal. But it is not unlikely that these parties and political trends will disappear soon," he said.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt independent)

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Brotherhood accused of storming mosque

Brotherhood accused of storming mosque | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Leadership of a Moqattam mosque accused members of “religious currents” of storming the place of worship amid clashes on Friday around the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters.

In a statement the Belal bin Rabah mosque’s board of directors apologised to the people of Moqattam that it could not regain control of the mosque after it was stormed and strongly condemned the forceful entry and commandeering of the place in worship amid the clashes.

The mosque condemned vandalism and “thuggery”, especially in places of worship as part of political fights.

 

Basil El-Dabh | Daily news Egypt

More : http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/26/brotherhood-accused-of-storming-mosque/

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Endowments minister warns preachers against politicizing mosques

Endowments minister warns preachers against politicizing mosques | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Minister of Religious Endowments Talaat Afify renewed on Saturday his warning to preachers not to turn mosques into political arenas as parliamentary elections near.

In a statement, Afify said that preachers have a role in urging voters to participate, but added that they should refrain from endorsing partisan viewpoints and make the case for voting from an Islamic perspective.

Afify also said that partisan statements in mosques would be investigated, and called on political parties not to misuse mosques for political purposes during campaigns.

Afify had earlier criticized calls for boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled to begin 22 April, claiming that the boycott calls were seeking to cause “destruction and chaos” and to destabilize President Mohamed Morsy’s administration.

Describing such calls as “destroying the political process,” Afify said that everyone should accept majority opinion, as expressed through the ballot box.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)


http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/endowments-minister-warns-preachers-against-politicizing-mosques

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Incendie de l’église Saint-Georges (le Caire) : alarme lancée depuis les micros de la mosquée voisine

Incendie de l’église Saint-Georges (le Caire) : alarme lancée depuis les micros de la mosquée voisine | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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(Agence Fides) – Des détails éloquents émergent à propos de l’incendie qui s’est propagé dans l’après-midi de mercredi dans l’église Saint Georges (Mar Girgis) du Caire, dans les environs de la station de métro de Manshiet Al Sadr. Des sources locales consultées par l’Agence Fides confirment le fait qu’un jeune musulman a utilisé le micro et les haut-parleurs de la mosquée voisine pour donner l’alarme dans le quartier. Sont arrivés immédiatement sur place tant chrétiens que musulmans afin d’apporter leur contribution aux opérations d’extinction des flammes. Grâce à l’intervention d’un certain nombre d’autopompes, les dommages ont pu être limités. Entre temps, dans tout le pays se réitèrent les expressions de solidarité des musulmans à l’encontre des chrétiens à la veille du Noël copte, qui sera célébré le 7 janvier. Vendredi après-midi, dans l’église copte évangélique de Kasr El-Dorbara, au Caire, des centaines de chrétiens et de musulmans ont participé à une cérémonie comprenant des hymnes et des chants de Noël exécutés par la chorale locale. A ce moment commémoratif a également pris part le responsable politique Hamdeen Sabbahi – important représentant des forces laïques nasséristes s’étant distinguées par leur opposition au régime de Moubarak – qui, après la prière du vendredi, a conduit une marche de jeunes militants de la mosquée d’Omar Makram à l’église afin de manifester la concorde et l’unité avec les chrétiens coptes à l’occasion des fêtes de Noël. (GV) (Agence Fides 05/01/2013).

 

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http://blogcopte.fr/2013/01/05/news-photos-de-leglise-de-saint-georges-a-misrata-apres-lattaque-du-31-decembre-2012/

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