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Mouled Al Sayeda Nafisa celebrates generosity of Prophet’s granddaughter

  Thousands of Muslims gathered to celebrate Mouled Al Sayeda Nafisa in a night that was filled with Dhikr (Islamic enchantments), Sufi dancing, and praises of the Prophet Mohammed and his family. Mouled or Mawlid (birthday celebration) of Al Sayeda Nafisa, the great great granddaugther of Prophet Muhammad, was always witnessed by Sufi followers in …

Daily News Egypt

Hebdo and Islam: Extreme dichotomies

While most onlookers, in the international scene, stand horrfied by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister

Daily News Egypt

Mohammed Aly Ibrahim

Praying at gunpoint

By Mohammed Aly Ibrahim The fear of Friday 13th in western superstition as an unlucky day touched upon me as I was heading to perform my weekly prayer. Many Egyptians, myself included, think that the mosques of Prophet Muhammad’s ancestors here bestow endless blessings upon those who regularly visit such places of worship. The most …

Daily News Egypt

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