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41. AWR Daily Overview, May 12, 2012: Benzion exports million photos of Pope Shenouda to U.S.

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41. AWR Daily Overview, May 12, 2012: Benzion exports million photos of Pope Shenouda to U.S.
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May 12, 2012
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'Amr al-Misrī
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Public business sector company Benzion said it is currently negotiating with some U.S. companies to export a photo of deceased Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III in his last farewell. [Muhammad ‘Abd al-‘Ātī, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 12, p. 20] Read original text in Arabic

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning

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22. Muslim scholars: fatwás on rarely occurred cases should not be raised or taken as a deductive reasoning
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p. 5
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11-04-2008
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Nahid al-Nabarawi
Reviewer: 
Tamir Shukri
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The under-secretary of the People’s Assembly Dr. Zaynab Radwān has called for the fatwás of Imām Mālik to be avoided as they pervert society.

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5. Replying to the message of the woman’s association in Austria

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5. Replying to the message of the woman’s association in Austria
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p. 22
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29-03-2008
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Dr. Manal Abu al-‘ila
Destroying the Egyptian Muslim families is the main target of some evil organizations in Austria.. and we can hear the victims calling for help
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Inas Isma‘il
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The author is warning against a plan to eradicate the Islamic and Egyptian identity in the west, by some dubious organizations. Those organizations try to rip apart the Egyptian families there and separate the father from his children so that they can control them more easily.

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9. The Fatwás of the twenty-first century

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9. The Fatwás of the twenty-first century
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p. 16
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19-10-2007
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Muhammad Salmawi
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Nirmin al-‘Awadi
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Clerics in Egypt and in Arab and Islamic countries spare no efforts to deliver innovative Fatwás that aim at modernizing religious thought and proving that Islam is the religion of progress and is in line with modernity.

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11. A listing of articles on controversial Fatwás regarding breastfeeding men and drinking the prophet’s urine

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11. A listing of articles on controversial Fatwás regarding breastfeeding men and drinking the prophet’s urine
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May 30
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Tamir Shukri
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The article provides a listing of articles on two controversial Fatwás issued by the Muftī of Egypt and a professor at the Azhar University. The first fatwá says that the prophet’s urine used to be given to his companions for blessings. The second one urges working women to breastfeed their male co-workers in order for them to be considered their nominal mothers and be allowed to be with them in closed places without the need of mahrams.

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35. Girls of our time

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35. Girls of our time
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pp. 62 - 65
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March 31
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Diana al-Dab‘
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The author presents viewpoints of six girls that represent three samples of young women in Egyptian society today. Viewpoints about life, religion, and sex vary from one to another. The young women are chosen from different social and educational levels.

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9. A woman’s sitting on a chair is an obvious adultery!

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9. A woman’s sitting on a chair is an obvious adultery!
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pp. 40-42
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March 31
Author: 
Nahid ‘Izzat
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The author of Rose al-Yūsuf presents samples of what she calls “random weird fatwás” that spoil Muslims’ lives. Football is ḥarām, a woman sitting on a chair is adultery, and learning English is an ugly identification with West, the “enemy of the Islamic Nation!”

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16. Simple Muslims and the war of fatwás

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16. Simple Muslims and the war of fatwás
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p. 14
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18-03-2007
Author: 
Ahmad al-Rabi‘i
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Most contradictory fatwás claim to be based on God’s word; some fatwás allow women to do certain things while others prohibit them. Conflicting fatwás are a serious problem that does not appear to have an end in sight.

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9. Al-Qaradawi: The voice of a woman is not ‘awrah!

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9. Al- Qaradāwī: The voice of a woman is not ‘awrah!
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p. 53
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22-07-2006
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Dr. Hasan ‘Ali Daba
Reviewer: 
Shayma’ al-Shami
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Exchanging greetings between men and women is allowed in Islām, Shaykh al-

Qaradāwī states, indicating that the voice of a woman is not cawrah. The

wives of the prophet, with all the constraints imposed on them, were permitted to talk to men and to respond to

their questions from behind a curtain.

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11. A mahram needed for niqab-wearing university professor

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11. A mahram needed for niqāb-wearing university professor
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pp. 94-95
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June 10-16, 2006
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Karimah Suwaydan
Unmarriageable kin needed for niq&#257b-wearing university professor
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The article deals with a niqāb-wearing university professor in the University of al-Minyā with different views by other professors as to whether her niqāb would have an impact on the educational process.

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