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50. Remembering a scholar

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50. Remembering a scholar
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3
Date of source: 
July 11, 2010
Author: 
Robeir al-Fāris
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Robeir al-Fāris recaps the life and work of controversial Islamic thinker Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd, who passed away on Monday.

 

49. Reforming Egypt’s politicians

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49. Reforming Egypt’s politicians
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2
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July 11, 2010
Author: 
Fādī Labīb
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The author reviews Reforming the politicians; the National Party, the Muslim Brothers and the Liberals, written by Dr. ‘Abd al-Mun‘im Sa‘īd, the Director of the Al-Ahrām Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

47. Remarriage permits annulled

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47. Remarriage permits annulled
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1
Date of source: 
July 11, 2010
Author: 
‘Imād Khalīl
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Khalīl summarizes the Constitutional Court's ruling that forces Pope Shenouda III to issue remarriage permits to divorced Copts, despite the Church's position against doing so.

47. Eating up a woman’s inheritance

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47. Eating up a woman’s inheritance
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1
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July 11, 2010
Author: 
Yūsuf Sidhum
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Yūsuf Sidhum tackles the issue of women’s inheritances in traditional modern day Egyptian society. He argues that contemporary Egyptians should revere women, as did their ancient Egyptian ancestors. Specifically, Sidhum argues that women should have equal rights to inheritances.

38. How the 1952 Egyptian Revolution influenced the relation between Copts and Muslims

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38. How the 1952 Egyptian Revolution influenced the relation between Copts and Muslims
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14
Date of source: 
July 11, 2010
Author: 
Eva
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The author illustrates the effects of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 on Muslim-Coptic relations. Eva states that the Egyptian revolution had a negative effect on Copts, who lost major sources of income to the ensuing nationalization movement. Copts also lost many posts as ambassadors. The author states that the revolution allowed the Ikhwan party to work freely, which damaged the relationship between Copts and Muslims.

Keywords: Muslim Brotherhood - Egyptian Revolution of 1952

7. Enemies on earth and in heaven

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7. Enemies on earth and in heaven
Date of source: 
July, 2010
Author: 
Sāmih Fawzī
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The death of Muslim thinker Dr. Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd has gained attention, being a figure widely characterized as an apostate. The author considers his death a tragedy, provoking the Egyptian public to criticize, judge, and evaluate a dead man – something Fawzī believes to be uncharacteristic of Egyptians.

Keywords: Nasr Hāmid Abū Zayd

6. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the evangelical church: I boast of my relation with his holiness, Pope Shenouda III

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6. Safwat al-Bayādī, the head of the evangelical church: I boast of my relation with his holiness, Pope Shenouda III
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7
Date of source: 
July 11, 2010
Author: 
Nash’at Abū al-Khayr
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The author presents Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī's musings concerning the Coptic Orthodox Church’s position on marriage. Al-Bayādī states that marriage is a spiritual work and that the administrative court cannot force the church to do something that does not match biblical instruction. He also confirms that he has a healthy relationship with the Coptic Orthodox Church and Pope Shenouda III.

Keywords: Dr. Safwat al-Bayādī - Remmariage debate

37. We were willing to issue the permit before the riots, but we are not anymore, says Giza Governor

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37. We were willing to issue the permit before the riots, but we are not anymore, says Giza Governor
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4
Date of source: 
November 29, 2010
Author: 
Nūrā Najīb
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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Nūrā says that, in a meeting with a number of priests last Tuesday, Giza Governor Sayyid ‘Abd al-‘Azīz said that he would have been willing to provide them with a new permit that would allow them to legally turn the service center into a church. But after Wednesday’s riots, says Nūrā, the governor announced in an interview that he is putting the new permit on hold indefinitely.

Key Words: ‘Umrāniyyah riots – Sayyid ‘Abd al-‘Azīz

36. Why do Muslims never attempt to build mosques illegally?

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36. Why do Muslims never attempt to build mosques illegally?
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1
Date of source: 
November 29, 2010
Author: 
Yūsuf Sidhum
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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Yūsuf asks why it is always the Copts who are in violation of laws when attempting to build churches without permits. The answer, he says, lies in the extreme difficulty to obtain permits for building churches. Furthermore, he says that it is not a violation to attempt to turn the service center in ‘Umrāniyyah into a church. 

Key Words: ‘Umrāniyyah riots – Giza

41. The arduous road to reform

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41. The arduous road to reform
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3
Date of source: 
November 22, 2010
Author: 
Sāmiyah ‘Ayyād
Reviewer: 
Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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Sāmīyah ‘Ayyād interviews the al-Wafd Party Secretary General Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr. ‘Abd al-Nūr blames the current sectarian tension on extremism and the Islamification of all aspects of Egyptian life, from television to school curricula; from dress code to trade. He agreed that certain hidden forces benefit from fitnah tā’ifīyah in Egypt and criticized “reconciliation sessions,” saying that they have been proved not to work. They also talked about the long-awaited unified law for places of worship, the religion box on identity papers, and the National Democratic Party.

Key Words: Munīr Fakhrī ‘Abd al-Nūr – Dr. Zaynab Radwān – Ahmad Zakī Badr – Husayn Kāmil Bahā’ al-Dīn – al-Sayyid al-Badawī

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