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The Egyptian writer, thinker, and Islamic affairs specialist Islām Buḥayrī (Islam Behery) said on the television program “The Compass” that Muftī ʿAṭīyah Ṣaqr, head of the former fatwa committee at al-Azhar, released a compilation of fatwas in May 1997. One of these well-known fatwas forbade the...
The duality is one of the most prominent standards that characterize the Salaf trend in Egypt, especially the branch based in Alexandria. Presided by Yāsir Burhāmῑ, the deputy of the Salafi Daʿwa, the Call has contradictory positions that were manifested on many issues after the revolution of...
Attorney Ṭāriq Maḥmūd filed a lawsuit against the Salafi leader Yāsir Burhāmῑ accusing him of igniting sectarian strife by issuing a fatwa [fatwā] over his Facebook account that prohibits the congratulation of Copts to their Christmas holiday.
Targeting Copts on their way back from the St. Samuel the Confessor Monastery last week was not only a cowardly terror attack on innocent people, but also alarm bells signalizing for the hundredth time that the terror operations of the Islamic State -or Dāʿish- are not done on the spur of the...
Upon celebrating the Christmas Mass on January 7 and receiving the congratulatory wishes extended by Egyptian public personalities, Pope Tawadros II left to Saint Bishoy Monastery (Dayr al-Anbā Bīshūy) in Wādī al-Natrūn. According to a Church source, the Pope is reviving the weekly sermon tradition...
Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, on Tuesday (January 1), said that Egypt is back to the Egyptians after the Revolution, stressing that “the day came where I can enter the mosque, surrounded by the political power and the Governor”, addressing so Muhammad...
The Coptic Street [community] witnessed several events during the past week… We follow the most prominent of them in the proceeding article. 
  Fātimah Nā'ūt wrote in her column this week:  After concluding the aired program, "al-Qāhira 360", presented by the media anchor Dīna 'Abd al-Karīm who has hosted me along with the Salafi Dā'iyah, Shaykh Mahmūd 'Āmir, and while we were on our way out of the studio, the Shaykh asked me, laughing...
Preacher Dr. Safwat Hijāzī said in an interview with al-Usbū' that the state will be governed by a constitution, not by means of fatwás from the clerics of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) or the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party.   All that is said about the Azhar having brought...
A seminar on the relationship between the concepts of consultation (Shūrá) and democracy in the jurisprudence of Islamic politics was held yesterday evening (April 30, 2013) at the Faculty of Sharī'ah and Law in Damanhūr. Muftī of the Republic Dr. Shawqī 'Allām supported the idea of Arab democracy...
Scholars of Islamic sharī'ah and the Azhar agreed that Shaykh Mahmūd 'Āmir, the chairman of the Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhammadīyah (Supporters of the Prophet's Sunnah) Association in Damanhūr, was not right in his fatwa prohibiting voting in the elections for Muslim candidates who do not observe daily...
The article discusses some Fatwás issued by prominent Saudi Shaykhs that prohibit participating in Christian or Jewish religious celebrations, such as Christmas.
Faysal Islamic Bank annuls Christian dealings with the bank. Christians who have bought shares in the bank are asked to sell them back, as the bank’s law indicates that no non Muslim has the right to own shares or be involved in any kind of deals with the bank.
Hāzim Munīr asserts that prohibiting non-Muslims from dealing with Faysal Islamic Bank is religious discrimination and consequently a violation of the Egyptian Constitution.
Sulaymān Jawdah denounces the exclusion of Copts from trade of the Faysal Islamic Bank, and warns of the dangerous impacts of isolating Copts from public life in Egypt. He mentions that the standard system of Faysal Islamic Bank violates the Egyptian Constitution and calls for an urgent...
Sāmih Fawzī writes about Takfīr and Rose al- Yūsuf, questioning the role of the Islamic Research Academy. Fawzī highlights the phenomena of recorded tapes that put national unity under threat as they encourage religious discrimination and call for supporting mujāhids.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
Al-Hayat and al-Akhbar praised Pope Shenouda’s invitation to those who participated in the series of "Awan al-Ward" to the annual Ifṭār party of the Coptic Orthodox church. Both papers wrote about the support of the Minister of Information for the series. Rose al- Youssef reported the details of a...
Although the fatwa of Dr. Ali Jum‘a permits non-Muslim mothers to get custody of their Muslim children regardless of their age, many jurists refuse to allow children over the age of seven to remain with their mothers.
The review deals with a fatwa by Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a on the right of a non-Muslim mother to retain custody of her children in the case of her husband’s conversion to Islam in light of a lawsuit filed by a Christian convert to Islam who claimed the right to custody of his...

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