Thursday, May 18, 2017
Open Access Newspaper Archive: الشورى = al-Shūrá = Ashoura (1924-1931)
الشورى = al-Shūrá = Ashoura (1924-1931)
Edited by: Ṭāhir, Muḥammad ʻAlī.
"Published from October 1924 to August 1931, when Egyptian authorities acting on behalf of the British colonial administration cancelled its license, the “Ashoura” newspaper, which means “consultation” in Arabic, became the flagship of Eltaher’s national and intellectual activism, whence his office came to be called “Dar Ashoura”, or Ashoura House.
Two issues of “Ashoura” were published under a completely different name, possibly following a short ban on the newspaper. On March 26 and April 5, 1928 “Ashoura” appeared under the name “Al-Nas” (The people), with a license belonging to the Egyptian journalist Hussein Shafiq Al-Masri."