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Last week, a Muslim man and a Christian woman announced their intention to marry, and after obtaining a court ruling approving of their nuptial, they were married surrounded by family and friends. This event then sparked a fresh debate about civil marriage in Egypt. 
Background: This is an interview with Shaykh al-ʾAmīn ʿUthmān al-ʾAmīn the Muftī of Eritrea. He graduated from the Azhar University in Cairo, and was then sent as an envoy from the Azhar to Eritrea. He worked as a teacher in the Religious Institute in Eritrea. After that, he became a judge in...
The Egyptian church is refusing a court ruling allowing a Christian, who converted to Islam, to have custody of his children in favor of their Christian mother, appealing to top Muslim clerics to intervene.
Coptic siblings, who were officially registered as Muslims after their father converted to Islam and divorced their mother, have filed a lawsuit demanding the correction of their names and religion data.
Ibn Al-Qayyim listed ten opinions regarding whether non-Muslim women are to stay with their husbands after converting to Islam. Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi preferred the sixth of ten opinions on this matter. Al-Qaradawi added to the sixth opinion that full marriage, including sexual intercourse, is...
Al-Qaradawi’s fatwa that allows non-Muslim women to stay with their husbands after converting to Islam caused controversy. Dr. Abdel-Sabour Shahin agreed with the fatwa and explained that the Qur’an prevents a woman who has joined Islam from staying with her apostate husband and not her Kitabi...
Professor Mohammed Ahmed Al-Mosayyir of the Azhar University explained that since men have power over women, a Muslim woman cannot be the wife of a non-Muslim man. If a non-Muslim woman converts to Islam, she can stay with her husband, without sharing his bed in order to explain Islam to him. She...
Dr. Abdel Sabour Shahin explained that he agreed with Sheikh Al-Qaradawi’s fatwa that allows non-Muslim women who have converted to Islam to stay with their still non-Muslim husbands. He said that fatwas that make people afraid of converting to Islam should not be issued and that converting to...
Scholars in Egypt are divided between rejecting and supporting the fatwa issued by the European Council for Fatwa and Research. The fatwa allows non-Muslim women who converted to Islam to stay with their still non-Muslim husbands. The Islamic Research Institute and the Egyptian Fatwa House...
The European Council for Fatwa and Researches issued a fatwa that allows a non-Muslim woman to stay with her non-Muslim husband after converting to Islam. Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, the head of the council, believes that this opinion agrees with the Qur’an and goes with the needs of the non-Muslim...
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, the head of the European Council for Fatwa and Researches, issued a fatwa that allows a non-Muslim woman to stay with her non-Muslim husband after converting to Islam. The fatwa caused a great controversy and was refused by many Islamic scholars, who believe that as...
Coptic societies have been dedicating all their efforts to an international media campaign claiming they are persecuted despite the support they receive from the Egyptian government, the rejection of the Egyptian public of the article in al-Nabaa and the trial of its editor-in-chief in the court of...
The mixed marriage between Muslims and Christians in Egypt is one of the ways in which the Coptic minority is being exhausted and also a way of violating religious and political freedom. The problem is discussed in detail from its religious, political and human rights aspects in Al-Resalah,...
Marriage between a Muslim man and a Christian or a Jewish woman is allowed in Islamic countries while the opposite is not allowed. The author argues that if Muslims consider Christians people of the book, a Christian man should have the right to marry a Muslim woman. However, if they are...
Dr. Rodolph Yanney, president of the Society of Coptic Church Studies and founder and editor of Coptic Church Review in 1980, gave the RNSAW permission to bring his articles in the Copts Digest and the Coptic Daily Digest, published in 1999, together in one report describing the factors leading to...
[A Dhimmi: A name used for Christian or a Jewish women who married a Muslim man. The term refers back to the time Christians and Jews were protected under Islamic rule.] An Egyptian living in the Netherlands, wrote to Aqidati asking whether his Kitabi [person believing in one of the other two "...
"No compulsion is there in religion" is a rule which Islam has set, respecting other heavenly religions [Judaism and Christianity]. It has even set rules of Shari’a concerning dealing with followers of other heavenly beliefs...
3,000 Sunni Muslims protest a civil marriage bill passed by the cabinet.
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