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In this article the author reviews the book, ‘Monks Garden for the Popes of the Coptic Church,’ and its effect on monastic life.
The three-page article deals with a conference on the problems faced by Egyptian youths, such as unemployment, poor economic conditions, low income and their involvement in unacceptable conduct, like ‘Urfī marriages, drugs, cyber-chatting or pornography.
The author, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, affirms that Islam does not accept the ‘Urfī marriage because it is not registered and consequently would cause the rights of either party of the ‘Urfī couple to be lost, since the courts of law acknowledge only marriage contracts...
Al- Zindanī’s fatwa on ’friend marriage’ has caused a wide controversy in religious circles as well as public opinion.
Opinions of Islamic scholars on the issue of misyār marriage, in which the husband has no financial responsibilities for his wife.
Zaynab ‘Abd al-Ilāh, author of the article, sheds light upon how the two newly-innovated types of marriages, friend and Misyār marriage, have met with controversial views from Islamic clerics.
A fatwa allows couples to get married and waives the husband’s responsibility to shoulder household expenses.
Despite being accepted in the Islamic sharī‘a, the misyār marriage, in which the husband and wife do not live together, has always been a subject of heated controversy among Muslim scholars.
The Mufti of Egypt issued a fatwa to the effect that wives are entitled to be paid for breast-feeding their children and serving their husbands. The author believes it is not acceptable that Muslim scholars neglect essential and important issues and focus on issues of secondary importance that do...
The article presents the different views of Azhar scholars on the fatwa of friend marriage that was issued by sheikh Abdel Magid Al-Zindani.
The Misyār marriage is an Islamic marriage that has emerged as life circumstances have changed. Dr. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Mahdī, a professor at the Azhar University [discipline not mentioned], says that “linguistically speaking, the Misyār means ’to drop by’.”
In his interview with Shaykh ‘Alī Jum‘a, the muftī of Egypt, the author of the article asks about fatwas and those qualified to issue them.
The author of the article cites a few examples of the fatwas that have resulted in controversy amongst Muslims.
The historical facts state that unlimited polygamy was the rule since ancient times. The concept of unmarriageable persons started with mother then sisters until it reached 14 relatives in the holy Qur’ān.
The law of Khul’a is to be applied only on Muslims and non-Muslims who follow the same religion but not the same denomination. It cannot be applied on the non-Muslims who follow the same religion and the same denomination.
The Mufti of Egypt issued an official fatwa that allows the marriage of Al-Missyar*. By doing so, he contradicted the fatwa of Sheikh Gad Al-Haq Ali Gad Al-Haq, the late Sheikh of the Azhar, in which he said that Al-Missyar marriage is illegal and that it is like the mota’a marriage [for joy,...
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...
A review of the book: "The Marriage Bed. Sexuality in Islam" by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba. Published in London by Saqi Books, 1998. In this book is one of the few attempts at dealing with the dimension of sexuality in the teachings of Islam and the way in which these teachings have become distorted by...
The Legal Research Committee of the Azhar issued a number of recommendations and decisions concerning the Urfi and Misaar marriages. The committee made it clear that such marriages are considered legal if a number of conditions, mentioned in the full text, are met.

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