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Constitution expert Ibrāhīm Darwīsh, however, said the decision was a grave mistake committed against Egypt and ran counter to the constitutional legitimacy the president was sworn in.  
Eng. Abd al- Mun’im al- Shahāt, spokesman of al- Da’wah al- Salafiyah, who issued an earlier fatwá that democracy is religiously prohibited,  stated that we select al-Sīsī, out of concern for sharī’ah  and that no political pact was made with him.
The General Council for Sufi Orders has decided to hold the elections of its supreme board next Thursday May 15 based on a decision of Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab.
Anonymous sources stated that the committee assigned to draft a new parliamentary elections law is about to give 90% of the seats to individuals and 10% to the parties. 
Religious political parties in Egypt are in a state of anticipation.
The conflict between Salafīs has escalated in intensity to the extent of making accusations of treason. 
  Sabrah al-Qāsimī, general coordinator of the Moderate Front (an Islamist initiative to combat extremist Islamism thought) that supports al- Sīsī’s bid for presidency , said that the front's religious committee is preparing a project named “Revisions of thought” to include all Islamist parties -...
 Dr. ‘Abāss Shūmānn, Deputy of the Azhar Shaykh, stated that the Azhar Shaykh is not above criticism and that the Azhar shall not be silent in the face of violations of principles of the faith (Diā’ Abū al-Safā, al-‘Akhbār, Aug 11, p. 2).  
Sources have revealed to al-Tahrīr newspaper that a meeting is to be held within the next 48 hours between prominent sheikhs in the Salafī organization and leaders within the Ministry of Endowments.
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
In a statement on the “Sawt Al-Salaf” or the “Voice of Salaf” video footage, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī issued a religious edict (fatwá) saying that ”Muslims who oppose the Sharī’ah-based Constitution are hypocrites, even if they fast and pray according to Islamic rules and consider themselves Muslims”.  ...
The Nūr party has threatened to pull out of the Constituent Assembly after his requests were rejected. Sharīf Taha, the spokesman of the party, stated that there were agreements concerning Article 219 of the Constitution, but the requests of the party were not achieved. Salāh Abdul Ma’būd, the...
Al-Dustūr newspapers reports that Yāsir Burhāmī, deputy leader of the Salafī Da’wah Movement, accused the Muslim Brotherhood of ‘infiltrating’ the Salafī groups and its Nūr Party with the aim of polarizing the group’s leader Shaykh Sa’īd ‘Abd al-’Azīm, gaining thus more supporters for the upcoming...
Ḥizb al-Bināʾ wa al-Tanmiyah [Construction and Development Party], the political arm of al-Jamāʿah al-Islāmīyyah [Islamic Group] in Egypt, called on all political groups to stick to national reconciliation and to renounce violence and repression that could lead to a civil war.
Despite the escalating demands for the dissolution of the religious parties that emerged after the revolution of January 25, 2011, the Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court rejected a lawsuit to dissolve some religious parties last July because the lawsuit was filed by a lawyer without legal...
The article comments on the amendments to Egypt’s Constitution and discusses the role of Islam in politics in the Arab world.
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