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Islamist sheikh Gamal Qutb condemned Naguib Mahfouz and Nasr Abu Zeid and declared their thoughts contradictory to Islam. He criticized the use of their books in universities. Sheikh Qutb anticipated that Islam will predominate in America and Europe soon.
Jordan’s Mufti Saeed Abdul Hafeez Al Hijawi ruled that female circumcision was "a noble trait" accepted by Islam, even though it was not a necessity.
[Report presented to the New York Council of Churches] The history of seven girls mentioned in the advertisement is described. That description is followed by listing the reasons for conversion and recommendations for human rights workers, the church and the government. The text is open for...
Khul’a, a new item in the Personal Status Draft Law, gives a woman the right to divorce her husband without explanation in exchange for renouncing all her rights and returning the dowry he had given for her. This interview explains the story behind the new legislation.
Sub-Titles: A Christian lawyer accuses the priest of deviating from Christianity because of an [newspaper] article. A response to the view of a Coptic priest who rejects adoption because of its pagan, Byzantine origin: a first inside the Coptic Church, last week a lawyer filed a lawsuit demanding...
No for the pagan adoption; yes for Islamic custody. A Coptic priest believes adoption to be a pagan creation inherited from Byzantine law. Islam replaces adoption with custody to protect family relationships and the holiness of matrimony. Adoption has infiltrated western societies which renounced...
Many young people are coming to believe that Urfi marriage is the only legitimate alternative to premarital sex, which is condemned as sinful. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, called upon the government to ban Urfi marriages at a Fair seminar last week, saying that "these...
After the passage of more than 20 years since the first attempt at issuing a unified Personal Status Law binding all Christian denominations, an agreement has finally been reached in the last couple of days. Rose al-Yūsif obtained the full text of the Personal Status Law for the Copts and describes...

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