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The Mufti declared that his fatwa about the legality of defending a spy was misinterpreted. He said that the real meaning of his fatwa is that the spy who confessed betraying his country should not be defended because defending him may encourage others to commit the same crime. If he considers...
The Mufti issued a fatwa stating that defending a person who is accused of spying is haram [religiously forbidden] and that the one who helps to free such a person is a partner in the sin. The fatwa was met with much resistance. The mother of Sherif Al-Felali, who is accused of spying for Israel...
The Sheikh of the Azhar, wrote a letter to the Prime Minster which included the fatwa of the Azhar stating that it is not proper to charge fees to enter Mosques, whether those entering are Moslems or not, and whether they are Egyptians or not, and that the Prime Minister should implement this...
In this article, Mustafa Mahmoud speaks about the true meaning of Shari’a [Islamic law], to whom it has been given and on whose shoulders rests the responsibility of applying it. He comments on the attitude of those who exploit Shari’a in their demonstration saying what Khalid Mohammed Khalid said...
"Giving statements requires being logical and fluent, and everything that lacks reason and does not reveal a truth is not a statement, even in signed by a hundred "intellectuals"!!, whether headed or not headed by Said Al-Naggar [Al-Naggar means the carpenter], the blacksmith, or even Said the car-...
... we asked the professors of the Azhar and Islamic scholars for their opinion on what Al-Banna says. Their rage and objections against what he said surprised us. They made it clear that the apostate’s punishment is death and that a Muslim has no freedom to leave his religion.
Sub-title: The Prophet did not kill any Muslim who renounced his religion The book of the Islamic intellectual Gamal Al-Banna "Islam and the freedom of thought" which was issued lately, raised many questions concerning the issue of apostasy. This is an interview with Gamal Al-Banna who says: "My...
The author argues that the non-implementation of the recommendations of the report by a special committee convened to look into the communal violence in Al-Khanka in 1972, the Al-Oteify report, led indirectly to the recent communal violence in Al-Kosheh, because the underlying issues were not...
Can the Sheikh Al-Azhar remain in office after the government accused him publicly and indirectly of opposing Islamic Shari’a [Islamic law] - considered by the constitution as the main source of legislation - and providing the government, the president and members of the parliament with inaccurate...
The statement that was issued by a group of Al-Azhar scholars about the draft of the Personal Status Law says: God has ordered his prophet in the Holy Qur’an to follow him and to obey his orders. The pure Shari’a is an order from God and we have to obey his orders! ...
The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
Dr. Mohammed Selim Al-Awa is regarded as a member of the Islamic movement. In this article (the first of a series) he discusses in an interview the relationship between Islam and politics. He calls for true democracy and fair elections. He also urges Muslims wanting to effect political change to...
The article discusses to what extent the civil court is affected by the judgment of the Mufti concerning death penalties. The Mufti responds to questions.
In an exclusive interview, Pope Shenouda III speaks frankly to Al-Ahram Weekly about the national role of the Church, the new draft Personal Status law, and other controversial issues.
An overview of the position of Copts in Egypt.
The state honored the Coptic writer, Counselor Edward Ghali El-Zahabi, former Chief of the Court of State (hai’it Qadaya el-Dawla), an authority on the study of the rights of non-Muslims in an Islamic society, and a former member of the People’s Assembly, on the occasion of the Holy Mulid of the...
Dr. Sufi Abu-Taleb became the chairman of the Egyptian Parliament in a very important period of Egyptian history, during which he discussed ways to apply Islamic jurisprudence to Egyptian law . In this interview he expresses his views on Islamic sharia, Jerusalem and other topics.
If Copts do not agree on using the Canon Law of the Coptic Orthodox Church for inheritance issues, they can resort to the Sharia, Islamic law. Many, writes Rose el-Yousef, do.

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