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Al-Dustūr had interviewed Muhammad Rif'at, a professor of international law, where he talked about the second article of the constitution, which was added by the late President Muhammad Anwar al-Sādāt. Rif'at added that the second article is not applied in reality and can not be applied, noting the...
In Husayn 'Abd al-Rāziq's article in al-Ahāli, page 11, April 4, 2011, he writes that every now and then a controversy on the second article in the constitution is triggered.
The author presents a book by a Christian writer that explains the steps of transforming Muslims into Christians and vice versa.  
Rose al-Yūsuf provided a translation of the article written by Muftī of the Republic, 'Alī Jum'ah, in the U.S. newspaper The New York Times. Jum'ah wrote that Egypt is a religious country and it is anticipated that religion will play a role in the Egyptian democratic politics. He added that the...
Muftī of the Republic Sheikh ‘Alī Jum’ah contributed an article to The New York Times on April 3 in which he commented on the political situation in post-revolution Egypt. Jum’ah highlighted the role of religion in political life. According to Jum’ah, Egypt's religious tradition is anchored in a...
Hamdi Rizq writes that Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, muftī of the republic, pointed to the possibility of his resignation if article two of the constitution is canceled. Article two lists that Islam is the religion of the country, and Islamic Sharī‘ah is the principal source of legislation. Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah...
Ahmad Abū Zayd disagrees with Yahyá al-Jamal's statements on the possibility to remove the two Arabic letters [Alif] and [Lām] [equivalent to 'The' in English] from the second article in the constitution which states that the Islamic sharī'ah is the principal source of legislation.
Mīlād Hannā, a Coptic thinker, claims there is persecution against Christians as they are not getting their rights, and therefore they feel like second-class citizens. He added that the second article is not only terrifying Copts but also all of Egypt, because it led to a state of instability. He...
Seventy-seven percent voted for 'Yes' [18.7 million voters] in the referendum over constitutional amendments, which reveals the power of political Islam [salafists, Muslim Brotherhood and al-Wasat party] in convincing the people, while political parties and the January 25 Revolution Coalition...
Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the republic, says that the second article in the constitution is not up for discussion, because it keeps citizenship and the rights of non-Muslims. He added, that he was put under pressure by the former regime for his anti-succession fatwá and went on to say that he does...

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