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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.
A discussion of homosexuality and Egyptian law taken from a bachelor’s thesis on Egyptian law.

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