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Egypt Religion

Sophia Jones

What Egypt's Sufi Muslims Have Riding On Upcoming Presidential Election | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.23.2014 | Home

CAIRO -- Dozens of men close their eyes in prayer and throw their hands up in the air toward the night sky. Barefoot and focused, their bodies sway to...

Egyptian Religion: A New Chapter?

H.A. Hellyer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Home
H.A. Hellyer

Religion in Egypt in particular, and in the wider Arab region, is very important to the local population. The question is, how is it going to be utilized, and how will different political groups and personalities react and engage with it?

Coptic Christians In Egypt: Standing At The Crossroads

Mirette Bahgat | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Mirette Bahgat

As days passed and protests moved forward, many Christians realized that much of the oppression and persecution that fell on them was from the corrupt government and not from their fellow Muslim citizens.

U.S. Must Understand The Constructive Role Of Faith In Egypt's Democratic Aspirations

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dalia Mogahed

Egyptians' rising religiosity may very well play a role in this development, just as faith often animated our own civil rights struggle.

Do Egyptians Want Both Democracy And A Role For Religion In Their Government?

Reza Aslan via WaPo On Faith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The dramatic images streaming out of Egypt over the past week suggest that the 30-year dictatorship of America's close ally, Hosni Mubarak, might be c...

Stifled In Marriage, Egypt's Young Turn To Islamic Fervor

NY Times | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The concrete steps leading from Ahmed Muhammad Sayyid's first-floor apartment sag in the middle, worn down over time, like Mr. Sayyid himself. Once, M...