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Dr. Ikrām Lam‘ī states the reasons why he thinks Egypt is heading towards a religion-based country.
Dr. Wasīm al-Siysī disputes the claim that states ruled by religion are more successful than those ruled by positivist man-made laws, using the ancient Egyptian state and the modern state of Israel as cases in point.
The author discusses an Egyptian court ruling granting divorce to a number of Christians who, in accordance with the Christian precepts, can not remarry, proposing unified civil laws applied to both Muslims and Christians in personal status affairs.
The Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry has rejected the use of religious slogans as trade marks, but the company Mecca Cola is filing a lawsuit to register its trademark in Egypt
The author criticizes statements made by intellectual Dr. Silīm al- ‘Awā, in which he emphasizes that Copts are dependent on foreign support in solving their problems and that Copts’ conditions are very much better than those of Muslims.
The Egyptian minister of interior, Major General Habīb al- ‘Ādlī, has submitted a memorandum to the Administrative Judicial Court, calling for the dismissal of the lawsuits filed by 150 Copts, who embraced Islam and afterwards decided to convert back to Christianity, and accusing the converts of...
Changing the statute will not help in political reform because it contains many contradictions, the author argues, and modifications to the statute aim only at the interest of the president not the political parties.
A lot of arguments have been made concerning possible amendments to the Egyptian constitution. Any attempt to modify this constitution must abolish article no. 2, according to ‘Ādil Jundī, which faces much criticism from Copts and others.
An article about the Muslim Brotherhood’s intent to establish a state that has a religious, and not civil nature, and the attitude of the Muslim Brotherhood towards the Copts.
The author cannot understand how debating an article of the constitution should jeopardize people’s faiths and beliefs. However, some groups insist that questioning the second article of the constitution would lead to a ‘blood bath’ in Egypt.
The author explores the historic and political context into which the text naming Islamic sharica as the main source of legislation within Egypt was introduced.
The report issued by the State Council commission, which confirmed the Islamic sharī‘a as the main legislative source according to the third [Editor: should be second] article of the constitution, has provoked positive reactions among the political coulisses. The report also stated that the...
The problems Copts face in fact date back to the Ottoman era, where there was a law organizing the construction of churches, while others involve certain practices in violation of the 40th article that that provides for equality in the eyes of the law regardless individuals’ religions.
Khul´a is divorce upon the request of the wife]
A member of parliament asked for a modification of the articles about committing adultery in the current Penal Law. He asked for an equal punishment of husbands and wifes and those who killed their unfaithful partners after they had been betrayed [the concept of honor killing]. But the Mufti...
Pope Shenouda´s approval of applying khula´ on Copts caused frenzied reactions and much controversy. Apart from khula´, there are many similarities between Islam and Christianity regarding issues of personal status. The article touches upon these similarities, such as, the law...
Muhammad Abdel-Qodos is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He had once interviewed Watani´s Editor-in-Chief for the weekly Afaq Arabiya (Arab Horizons) on Watani, its mission, focus, and stance regarding national issues. The aim of the interview is to confirm the unity between all Egyptians.
A symposium on "the secularization of the state," organized under the aegis of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, has turned into a Coptic-Muslim Brotherhood debate on canceling the second article of the Egyptian constitution, which makes Islam the state religion, and Islamic sharī‘a the...
Lawyer ‘Abd al-Hamīd al-‘Anānī has filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Constitutional Court contesting the constitutionality of articles 3 and 3B of law no. 13 of the year 1968 and articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 of law no. 3 of the year 1996, stating that they run contrary to the Islamic sharī‘a and are thus...
He supports the freedom of religion as an assertion to Allāh’s instructions: a man needs not register his conviction, adding that this principle represented the spirit of Islam.

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