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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.
The author writes about the differences between early and contemporary Muslim leaders in Egypt, regarding their views on the construction or renovation of Christian houses of worship. He highlights the statements of two prominent Egyptian religious men who are generally opposed to any new church...
A Muslim man asked whether it is allowed to have non-Muslims as witnesses on his marriage contract as he lives in a Western country where he can find no Muslim witnesses. Dr. Mansour Satour, professor at the Azhar University, answered that he cannot do this unless the bride is a Christian or a Jew...
Dr. Youssef Al-Qaradawi believes that some of the Islamic religious discourse expressions are no longer accepted by non-Muslim minorities in Islamic countries. For example, the word “dhimmis.” He believes that this word can be substituted with “citizens.” He adds that the age of globalization...
The writers report on the viewpoint of religious scholars concerning the fatwa of the Grand Imam, which permits loyalty to non-Muslims on the condition that they show real friendship and cooperation to Muslims.
A paper presented at the annual interfaith dialogue meeting of the Anglican communion and the Permanent Committee of the Azhar al-Sharif for Dialogue with the Monotheistic Religions that prompted criticism from Metropolitan Seraphim for the portrayal of Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
Islam allows Muslims to eat the food of non-Muslims and marry non-Muslim women. The Shafa´i legal school approved the contributions of non-Muslims in building mosques. So praying in a mosque built by non-Muslim donations is lawful.
A recent letter from Watani reader Mr. Nabil Mahmoud Wali took me back to the Problems on Hold file. Under the title “Egypt’s maligned Copts,” Mr Wali wrote on a taboo issue—that of religious conversion in Egypt
Egyptian Muslim scholars disagree on whether it is lawful under the Shari´a to celebrate New Year´s Day. Some scholars say it is not in the Islamic sunna and thus is forbidden. Others say it is lawful and not an imitation of non-Muslims.
The article criticizes web sites that spread hate and exchange insults between Muslims and Christians, as well as engaging in mutual attempts to cast doubts over each other’s faith and fake accounts about Christians’ conversion to Islam and Muslims’ conversion to Christianity.


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