Thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy have flocked streets nationwide to protests against the overthrow of Egypt’s first freely elected president.
Morsy’s supporters dubbed the march as the “one-million man march of Al-Furqan [The Criterion, The Standard and discernment].”
The direct meaning of the word is a judgement which distinguishes between good and bad.
Al-Furqan Day (Youm-ul-Furqan) refers to a major day in Islamic history on the 17th day of Ramadan, when Muslims won the Great Battle of Badr against the “disbelievers” of Quraish.
In the battle, the Muslims, although outnumbered, won their first battle against the non-believers