Bishop Yu'annis, Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's secretary, said the visit by Dr. Muhammad Badī', the Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, to the pope after the weekly sermon on Wednesday (March 7) at St. Mark Cathedral was one paid by a "venerated personality we highly respect and...
Christians are partners in the nation and must enjoy their rights and do their duty toward Egypt, rejecting quotas for Christians in parliament and public positions and calling for efficiency to be the criteria regardless of religion. [‘Abd Ilāh Muhammad, al-Akhbār, March 8, p. 6] Read text in...
Differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists over the constitution have taken a new turn after al-Nūr Party and the Building & Development Party called for amending Article II of the Constitution to clearly indicate that the Islamic sharī’ah is the main source of legislation while...
About 50 Coptic figures will meet Tuesday (March 6) to discuss merger into one entity and agree on names of representatives in the constituent assembly that would draft a new constitution for Egypt, Coptic sources told al-Misrī al-Yawm newspaper. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, March 6, p. 6]...
Dr. Muhammad ‘Imād al-Dīn, member of the parliament for the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that since the FJP have the largest percentage of seats in the People’s Assembly and the Shurá Council are of the FJP, 50 percent. Consequently, they would settle in its favor the argument over the...
The Coptic Orthodox Church would choose Coptic men of law to participate in the constituent assembly that would write a new constitution for Egypt but would exclude the clergy, a source at the papal office said on condition of anonymity. ['Abd al-Wahāb Sha'bān, al-Wafd, March 5, p. 3] Read text in...
Dr. Nājih Ibrāhīm, a key founder of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah in Egypt and the first chairman of its shūrá (consultative) council, offered an apology to Copts for “what has befallen them as a result of the Jamā’ah’s mistakes during the 1970s and 1980s”. [Robeir al-Fāris, Watanī, March 4, p. 5] Read...
Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs, the head of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said Christians of Egypt are for keeping Article 2 of the constitution that reads Islam is the official religion of the state and principles of the sharī’ah are the main source of...
The Azhar’s Academy of Islamic Research approved that a Christian family may have custody of and bring up Christian orphans in Egypt. [Michael ‘Ādil, Rose al-Yūsuf newspaper, March 1, p, 3] Read text in Arabic
Presidential hopeful Muhammad Salīm al-'Awwā said that the question of enforcing the rules of the Islamic sharī'ah is not an option for the president. [Muhammad Gharīb, Ibtisām Ta'lab and Muhammad Abū al-Dahab, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Feb. 25, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
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