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The idea of establishing a party representing the Brotherhood has its supporters and opponents. Prof. Rifa’at El-Said, Dr. Abu El-Ela Madi and Dr. Hossam Badrawi totally reject the idea and believe this would be a threat to society. Prof. Milad Hanna is of opinion that this is not a challenge to...
After President Mubarak appointed Dr. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi in the parliament, rumors claimed that his appointment is aimed to oppose the Muslim Brothers in the Parliament. Dr. Bayoumi believes that his rivals are behind such rumors. The General Guide of the Brotherhood said that Bayoumi is not a...
Egyptian authorities stopped Al-Jazirah Channel broadcasting a film about the future of the Brotherhood. The editor and host of the show stated that people in charge at Video Cairo surprised them six hours before air time that new instructions were given to them not to air the show. Essam Al-Erian...
Religious scholars came to be divided between supporters and opponents to the idea of the nomination of Muslim women in elections and regarding their rights in participating in the political life. The Mufti and sheikh Youssef Al-Badri believe that women’s nature does not allow them to have a role...
According to the report of the Human Rights Watch on Egypt, the government of President Hosni Mubarak intensified its efforts to exercise control over civil society institutions, harassing and restricting the activities of political parties, human rights and other nongovernmental organizations (...
Two controversial items in the draft of the new Personal Status Law are Al-Khul’a [a woman’s right to divorce her husband without explanation in exchange for renouncing all her marriage rights and returning the dowry he had given for her], and the right of a married Muslim woman to travel on her...
Pope Shenouda III invited several government and Muslim dignitaries amongst others to the National Unity Breakfast hosted by himself at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral this week. One of the guests, Dr. Sayyed Tantawi, Sheikh of Al-Azhar congratulated Muslims and Christians on the incidence of having...
The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
Sub-titles: The Israeli policy is aggressive and does not change. The people who carry out this policy are the only thing that changes I reject normalization with Israel I refused to participate in the Bethlehem 2000 Conference because I will not enter the Holy City while it is still partially...
A few days ago, President Mubarak sent the draft of the Procedure law in Personal Status law cases to the Shura Council to discuss it before forwarding it to the People’s Assembly. The draft of the new law which has been drawn up with careful consultation with various bodies, particularly the Al-...
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...
Last Tuesday, a delegation from the American Congress visited Assiut. The delegation was received by General Ahmed Hammam, the governor of Assiut, and a delegation of religious and political leaders in the Lillian Thrasher orphanage. The Egyptian delegation assured the visitors that "What is...
The author claims members of the Gama’at al-Islamia and the Jihad, who have been involved in terrorism, are active in the Labor Party. He therefore sounds the alarm, an warns that the country’s democracy is in danger and that viruses of sickness are spreading in the political atmosphere.. without...
Fanatic doctors call for closed mindedness and stiffness. They claim to be religious but in reality they are not. The fanatics are trying to stop the development in the medical profession.
Dr. Hamed Abu Zayd said that the most important issue occupying his mind is the crisis of modern religious thought and the problems of the different interpretations of the Qur`an. There have been several versions of the Qur’an but one was left over and other versions of the Qur`an were burned.
Islam is known to rule out borrowing and lending if usury is involved. But Al-Azhar Rector Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi says borrowing to meet the necessities of life is permissible.
The Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar, Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, has backed down from a month-old fatwa (legal opinion) that shook both the business community and ordinary Muslims who might want to buy a home.
Since the Nasserist Party was established in 1992, it has placed the issue of national unity among its priorities. This is obvious in the party’s programs and its activities. This is quite natural because if the Nasserist Party would not do this, the party’s association with the name of Gamal Abd...
After moving against Egypt’s offshore press in 1998 by making them go through the prime minister’s office for approval, the government has turned its attention to the local press and is reminding them who’s boss by demanding payment of massive back taxes.
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...
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