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Council of Islamic organization. In Parliament functions like Senate.
What happened in Al-Koshh can be described as the new nightmare of the new century. These nightmares have reasons which should not be ignored. The Minister of External affairs insisted in his speech in front of the Shura [that is, Consultative] Council and People’s Assembly that what happened was due to foreign interference. We cannot blame foreign circles for every problem which occurs in Egypt.
During the next few days, Al-Koshh will witness a reconciliation conference attended by executive and people’s leaders after the reconciliation committee succeeded in agreeing about the basis of the final reconciliation between the parties of the problem.
Mr. Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Bakr, governor of Sohag has yesterday morning visited the Cathedral of the Coptic Orthodox and the orphans in the organization of the Christian Beit Al-Rahma [House of Mercy], accompanied by Bishop Bakhoum, bishop of Sohag and the political, executive and people’s leaders and Islamic religious officials.
Dr. Atef Ebeid, the Prime Minister confirmed that Egypt will remain one fabric of Muslims and Christians. That was said during the visit of Dr. Ebeid yesterday to Pope Shenouda to present his greetings for Christmas.
Prime Minister Dr. Atef Ebeid visited Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the missionary province of St. Mark yesterday in the Abbassiyya Cathedral to extend Christmas greetings to him. Dr. Sayyed Tantawi the Sheikh Al-Azhar and other religious and government dignitaries also visited the pope to greet him.
Khilafa [the rule of a caliph, a successor of Mohammed who holds both worldly and religious responsibilities], the republic, monarchy; these are different forms of government systems. Which of them represents the Islamic system? Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa, the Islamic thinker, expresses his thoughts on this matter in an interview.
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is an Islamic thinker and well-known law professor. In this continuation article of an interview of him he expresses his opinions on Shura and democracy, Khilafa (the Caliphate), different schools of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and the issue of non-Muslim minorities in Muslim countries.
A simmering feud between the "hawks" and "doves" of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan was the focus of the Shura Council’s three days of deliberations, due to end on Friday [July 23, 1999] night on whether or not to refer several of its hardline members to the Brotherhood’s internal court.
Shaykh Fawzī Fādil al-Zifzāf comments on the claims that he, on behalf of the Azhar, signed the Ambassadors of Peace’s ‘Document of Religious Rights’ which prevents intervention to prevent Christian proselytizing or evangelizing a Western Christian doctrine that runs counter with the Eastern Christianity.
Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood [in Jordan] on Wednesday confirmed reports of feuds between "centrists" and "hardliners" over financial and administrative affairs.