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An Egyptian woman activist jailed for speaking out on sexual harassment

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian woman human rights defender, Amal Fathy, who has already spent 141 days in prison, has been convicted for posting a Facebook video decrying sexual harassment and criticizing the Egyptian to two-year jail sentence. Amal…

Egypt sentenced 4 people to 14 years in prison over Massacre of 4 Shia Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian Court sentenced four people to 14 years in prison for the 2013 killings of a prominent Shia leader, Hassan Shahata, and three other members of the shrinking Egyptian Shia Muslim community. The case is known in media as…

Prominent Egyptian Quran Teacher Dies of Heart Attack

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Mustafa Raghib was a memorizer of the entire Quran and taught Quran memorization in the city of Banha in the Arab country’s Qalyubia Governorate. According to akhbarelyom.com, his funeral will be held after noon prayers…

Farajullah Shazli, Prominent Egyptian Qari Passes Away

SHAFAQNA- Farajullah Shazli, an eminent Egyptian Quran reciter died on Monday. Shazli, who was the deputy head of the Arab country’s Quran Reciters Union died at the age of 69 in Armania village, Beheira Governorate, north of Egypt. He…

Sheikh Mustafa Ismail’s Final Quran Recitation

SHAFAQNA- The prominent Quran master died on December 26, 1978. A few days earlier, on December 22 that year, he recited verses from the Holy Quran (verses 17 to 34 of Surah Kahf) before Friday prayers and at al-Bahr Mosque that had just been…

Sheikh Saeed Hafez, Egyptian Quranic Figure Passes Away

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Saeed Hafez, who was a leading Mubtahil (invocation reciter) died after a long-term illness, al-Yawm al-Sabi website reported. Sheikh Mahmoud al-Tahami, the director of Egypt’s Association of Tawasheeh and Ibtihal, has…