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In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
Although President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has called upon the imams of al-Azhar, on several occasions, to renew the religious discourse, this call remained unanswered.
The political, legal and media controversy is repeatedly raised when the issue of removing the religion field from the National ID generates.  12 years ago, the issue was raised by the National Council for Human Rights, headed at the time by Dr. Buṭrus Buṭrus Ghālī. Discussions and meetings could...
The 23rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National Interests and International Relations” came to a close.  Participants from 41 Arab and Islamic countries agreed in the  final...
Shaykh Sabrī ‘Ibādah, deputy minister of the Ministry of Endowments, stated that the ministry has decided that mosques are not to engage in any political affairs in order to prevent strife.
The followers of Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Hawaini, a member of the Salafi Ulema Council, published a video of him after the defeat of the Muslim Brotherhood in the battle of the referendum, in which he called on the Islamists and preachers to work as advocates and leave political action.  
«Islam shall be the State’s religion and Arabic its official language» is the formulation of Article 149 of Egypt’s constitution of 1923, and which Ṭāha Ḥusayn warned of as being a threat that jeopardized both the political life and the freedoms of the human being. The dean of Arabic language and...
The Tunisian President, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, said he intends to propose a new draft law which will render women equal to men in inheritance matters. During his speech on National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President said that the enactment of such a law would continue to “respect the...
The controversy that surrounds the Tunisian President Muhammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī will not cease before Arab mentality changes and continues to deprive the secularity of the state from the right of independent reasoning or ijtihād in religious texts. Whether the Tunisian president succeeds or...
Egyptian columnist and author, Jamāl Abū al-Ḥusn, compares the most famous two models of secularism in the United States and France to the model of secularism in Egypt.

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