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In Shubrā, Muslims and Christians united against the Constitution.
The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
The Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) rejected the text of Article 2 of the Constitution and called on the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt to omit the word ‘principles’ of the sharī’ah, threatening to take to the streets and urge the people to refuse the constitution if...
The state of Brunei announced that it will implement Islamic Sharī’ah temporarily in the country starting from Sunday. 
Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, the advisor of the Azhar Shaykh denied rumors the Azhar requested the application of the “hirāba law” (Islamic law demanding the amputation of the limbs) on those who are convicted in terrorist attacks (Ayā Fathī, al- Dustūr, Jan. 31, p. 6 ). Read original text in Arabic.  
Egyptian media presenter, Muḥammad al-Bāz said that the Tunisian president, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, is working towards the promulgation of a law advocating for the equality between men and women in inheritance matters. This law would draw on the Tunisian Constitution, which equates women...
In a lecture given on Friday in Istanbul, Turkey, at the International Relations Academy, on the theme Islamic Constitution in Time of Revolutions, Mukhtār al-Shinqītī, a Mauritanian professor of Political Ethics and History of Religions at Ḥamad Bin Khalīfa University of Qatar, said that the...
In her column this week, the author, Fāṭimah Nāʿūt, condemns the court’s decision sentencing Shaykh ʿAbdallah Naṣr to an undefined prison time. “Will he be detained in prison for months, or maybe for years, if no one responds to our call for setting him free?”, the author writes.
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’ confirmed that, according to Islamic jurisprudence, it is permissible for Christians in Egypt to build churches if they need this for their worship practices and rituals. There is nothing in Islamic jurisprudence that prevents this. 
Al-Azhar Foundation has not stopped at the limits of its religious responsibilities. In a statement on the origins of jurisprudential variance, al-Azhar surpassed these limits to addresses political variance, efforts towards national unity, and directing Arab peoples towards their noble goals...
The Islamic political groups, the Brotherhood [Muslim Brotherhood] foremost among them, continue using the slogan "Islam is The Solution". These groups have adopted the slogan to appeal to the emotionality of many simple people, who consider it to be the magic key for all the problems faced by the...
Al-Azhar scholars strongly criticized amendments proposed by member of parliament, Dīna `Abd al-`Azīz, on inheritance law in favor of women, claiming that granting women equal inheritance rights are 'against Islamic Sharī`ah. 
Sa`īd `Abd al-`Azīm, leading member of Al-Da`wa Al-Salafeyya (The Salafi Calling) said that former President Muhammad Mūrsi wanted to endorse the Sharī`ah Law during his meeting with the Shūra Council. 
Former Grand Muftī Of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said that God has taken an oath from [Islamic] scholars to introduce the Sharīʿa to the people. “The daʿwa (the invite) to Islam must be with good instruction”, Dr. Jumʿa said, adding, that the Prophet Muḥammad ordered all Muslims to deal fairly with...
Columnist Aḥmad 'Abd al-Rabu wrote in an opinion article published by al- Shurūq about the ranking of Muslim Countries in the Democracy Index, attempting at highlighting the reasons behind the declination of freedoms in those countries and whether it is secular authoritarian or Islamist regimes...
‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
Background: The main issues in Sudan at the time (and some are still relevant today) were the unity of South Sudan, self-determination, peace and war, religious/political persecution against Christians and South Sudanese and the Sharīʿah Law. A Southern Sudanese and former Member of Parliament...
Background: Considering the Sudanese Civil War has been on-going since 1955 (and at the time of the interview), members of the FPA asked a key figure in Sudanese history; Ṣādiq al-Mahdī several questions on the issue of Southerners longing self-determination. Al-Mahdī,’ as a Northern Sudanese...
ʿIṣām al-ʿIrīyān was born in 1954 in Giza, Egypt. al-ʿIrīyān is a member of the “middle generation" of Brotherhood leaders, who developed their political stance in students’ politics in the early 1970s. He maintains a fundamentally Islamic world view and as such propagates the application of the...

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