Over the past decade many Egyptians involved in disputes have attempted settlement through what are known as 'reconciliation sessions'.
Due to the pervasive media reporting both inside Egypt and in the international community, the violent incidents of May 31, 2008 at the Abu Fana Monastery is widely viewed as a sectarian confl
The Cairo Center for Development prasied an administrative judge’s ruling requiring children of ‘Urfī marriages to be registered temporarily with the father’s name until a judge makes final ruling regarding the paternity of the child. The Center explained its praise saying that the ruling follows...
The conflict between the Copts over personal status laws entered a new phase as many are beginning to resort to ‘Urfī marriages in light of the difficulties many face in getting divorces. Coptic jurists consider ‘Urfī marriage adultery which therefore guarantees no rights to either the husband or...
The ‘urfī (conciliatory) council of the elders of Muslims and Copts in Asyut governorate managed to restore calm to al-‘Adar on the third day of sectarian incidents in the village and some other neighboring villages, sparked after a Coptic high school student has reportedly published cartoons...
Before referring the draft of the Law Regulating the Personal Status to the People’s Assembly, President Hosni Mubarak held a meeting to ensure that the rules of Islamic Shari’a canonical were met in the draft. In the deliberations of the Azhar on the new draft there were disagreements, however, on...
Universities are the place where secret marriages between university students are one of the problems that threatened the moral life of these students; especially because students in that phase of life are driven by the uncontrolled emotions of the youth. In 1997 a social researcher found 31...
Arguments are given against orfi marriage from an Islamic point of view.
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