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Background: In May 1996, al-Sha‘b newspaper published a highly controversial article on how Muḥammad became Michael featuring the story of a Muslim who converted to Christianity by Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbbās, a prominent Egyptian author. The article allegedly accused the Christian community in Egypt of...
Few subjects are so sensitive in Egypt as the conversion from one religion to the other. It is often difficult to find out the truth in such stories with all of the possible interests involved, both of the convert and the people around him or her. One can obtain a better glimpse of the various...
Bishop Marqus, Coptic Orthodox Bishop of Shubrā-al-Khaymah held an interview with the Cairo-based Danish photo-journalist Flemming Weiss Andersen and Jayson Casper, the international coordinator for the ZIVIC peacemaking initiative at the Center for Arab West Understanding (CAWU). During the...
The day before yesterday the Administrative Judiciary Court in Alexandria delivered a judgment on a citizen to affirm his return to Christianity in his identity card and other official documents after 31 years as a Muslim.
A Christian born woman is accused of distorting official documents. Both Shādyā al-Sīsī and her mother did not know about her father’s accidental conversion. Shādyā is accused of changing her religion on official papers.
The article comments on a Supreme Administrative Court ruling to allow 15 Christians who had converted to Islam and later returned to Christianity to reclaim their legal rights as Christians.
Muhammad Hijāzī, the controversial convert to Christianity speaks for the first time to the Egyptian press. He announces the birth of his daughter and asserts that he will continue to fight to achieve official recognition of his conversion.
Rumors have emerged on the Web chat program PalTalk claiming that a Muslim girl was kidnapped and tortured to death after following her conversion to Christianity.
The article discusses the case of two Christian girls whose father has converted to Islam. A court ruling has ordered that their mother hand over her two children to their father so that they can be raised as Muslims.
Hānī Labīb suggests a number of measures by which a convert from one religion to another could be accepted in society.
A woman appeals against a ruling that has sent her into prison for three years on charges of corrupting her identity card to change religion entry form Islam to Christianity, although she has never had an identity card.
The article presents a specific case of a man who converted to Christianity, and the problems that he was faced with following his decision.
Although Egyptian civil law does not prohibit conversion from one religion to another, there are discrepancies in an individual’s ability to convert.
The following presents an investigative report authored by Mads Akselbo Holm, an intern for Arab-West Report, on the issue of Muslims leaving their faith. This study provides an excellent background to the commotion caused by Muḥammad Ḥijāzī announcing his conversion to Christianity.
Two Coptic girls have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
The appeal court annulled its previous ruling of giving custody of Andrew and Mario to their Muslim father. If it is officially proved that the father denounced his Islam, re-converted to Christianity and then re-embraced Islam, then he will not have the right to have the custody of his kids.
The article focuses on the custody battle taking place over two Christian born children whose father has converted to Islam. The Christian mother’s lawyers state that the father has been manipulating religions.
In an exclusive meeting with Ṣawt al-Ummah, Nāhid Mitwallī, a Muslim woman who converted to Christianity 17 years ago, speaks about the details of her conversion, her doctrinal and faithful background and the new issues in her case.
Three Coptic thinkers denounce Nāhid Mitwallī’s insults against Islam and stress the values of the freedom of creed and the respect for all
Report and comments on the case of Fibi Ṣalīb on the topic of stories of conversion. Comments on Dr. FāṬimah Sayyid Ahmad’s statement on the need to respond quickly to rumors.


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