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The article discusses the triumph of a few Copts who were permitted to re-convert to Christianity, having originally converted to Islam. The author criticizes the double standard in how easy it is to embrace Islam, yet how difficult it is to embrace Christianity.
Charles Fuʾād al-Miṣrī interviews ʿĀdlī Abādīr Yūsuf (Eng.) and discuss Muslim-Christian relations in Egypt.
Fahmī Huwaydī believes that debates over the second article of the Constitution have left a negative impact on Muslim-Coptic relations. He denounces requests made by key church figures about changing this article, believing they aim to removing Islam from public life in Egypt which has provoked...
Fahmī Huwaydī discusses the suggested changes to the Egyptian Constitution and different reactions toward the idea of using Islām as the main source of legalization for the country.
The idea proposed by the Minster of Awqaf [Religious Endowment] Dr. Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq inspired wide-scale reactions among Muslim scholars and the public. Many conservative Muslims did not like the idea of unifying the Azan, likely because it is so radically different from what people are used...
[Khul‘‘ is wife?s request for divorce in return for the dowry and gifts she had received from him]. Pope Shenouda expressed his satisfaction at the fact that the court rejected the khula? request of a Coptic wife. He said that the decision was based on the teachings of Christianity and reflected...
Majdī Khalīl categorizes the Coptic issues handled by the Egyptian press and media and into eight categories, and evaluates this handling.
A few days ago, Islamic thinker Dr. Muḥammad ‘Imārah was summoned by Judge ‘Abd al-Majīd Maḥmūd, the public prosecutor, to answer accusations brought against him by Lawyer Najīb Jibrā’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization [EUHRO, see: http://www.euhroeg.com/], and Father...
Muslims and Christians are brothers in citizenship. He calls on Copts to wake up and discard passiveness to lead an active and instructive role for the good of Egypt together with their Muslim brothers.
While all Egyptians seem to agree on the importance of applying principles of citizenship and equality, and while everyone is calling for a more active role in political situations and the less political nature of religious institutions, many still argue about amending article two of the...
The proposed constitutional amendments stress the importance of citizenship. The amendments cannot be achieved all at once, as there must be a cultural and social basis on which the amendments can be established. A secular state will fulfill the demands of most Egyptians, and Copts look forward to...
Scholars have rejected calls to amend the second article of the constitution which stipulates that the principles of Sharī‘ah are the mainstay of Egyptian legislation as they believe it would transform Egypt into a secular state.
Nabīl ‘Abd al-Malik suspects that certain articles of the Egyptian constitution will be amended while others will be left untouched. He believes that a whole integrated constitution has to be established to follow a unified political philosophy that respects the rights of all citizens, especially...
After the Muslim Brotherhood announced their plan to change the ‘banned’ group into a legal political party, many voices were raised in an evaluation of the group’s role in the political life throughout its history.
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
This review discusses political responses to Fārūq Husnī’s controversial statements on the Ḥijāb.
Islamic intellectual Jamāl al-Bannā states that his late brother Hasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood group, was in leadership similar to Communist leader Lenin. At the same time, he calls to remove the second article of the Egyptian constitution, which stipulates Islām...
The Supreme Constitutional Court decided to abolish the decree of the Minister of Interior which made it necessary for the husband to agree to his wife traveling abroad as a prerequisite to issue her a passport. In addition, it canceled the Presidential decree which entitled the Minister of...
The recommendations of a seminar on amending the Egyptian constitution called for amending article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution, after failing to achieve an agreement to omit it.
The largest spiritual gathering in France was held recently to show Westerners that not all Arabic speakers are Muslim and that there are a significant number of Christians in the Middle East too.

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