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Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that amendments to the inheritance law need to be made to eliminate the injustice done to Egyptian women. She demanded women to claim their inheritance in accordance to the new amendments that impose imprisonment and sanctions...
In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
Ashraf Anīs, founder of the “Right to Life” movement, demanding the right to divorce and remarriage for Copts, considers the new draft law settled on by the Evangelical congregation, discussed with the other Christian denominations in Egypt, and presented to the House of Representatives, as blatant...
Al-Azhar scholars strongly criticized amendments proposed by member of parliament, Dīna `Abd al-`Azīz, on inheritance law in favor of women, claiming that granting women equal inheritance rights are 'against Islamic Sharī`ah. 
Muslim and Christian clerics, in addition to a number of Minya MPs called for a speedy issuance of bylaws that preserve the inheritance rights of women and prevent the waste of their money by their guardians, and to criminalize those who intentionally deprive them of their inheritance, which is a...
Egypt's National Council for Women (NCW) announced that the Legislative Committee has completed a draft law on women anti-violence, to be submitted to the Cabinet for approval, before referring it to the House of Representatives.
Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III said that the church is following the State laws in the issue of inheritance.  
Dr. Zaynab Radwān, the deputy speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly created heated debates in Egypt when she stated that a woman’s testimony in court is equal to that of man and that the non-Muslim wife of a Muslim husband should enjoy the same rights to inherit from her husband. The...
A Coptic businessman has distributed his wealth according to the Islamic Sharī‘a for fear that his wealth would be lost by their husbands
The sense of danger implied in the idea of the inter-civilizational clash pushed a lot of thinkers and politicians to adopt the issue of inter-civilizational dialogue. The world knew other kinds of dialogues, for instance, the dialogue between the North and the South, the Arabic-European dialogue...
The conservatives and the religious authorities in Qum in Iran are putting all their hopes on the Council for Maintaining the Constitution, whose membership includes eminent Shi’ite references. These Shi’ite references would stand up against reformers’ attack on the Shi’a fiqh or the constants of...
Inheritance in Christianity is different from Islam. Each family deals with inheritance issues as it sees fit and as is suitable for its members. However, if one family member objects to what the rest of the family has decided, then the civil law, which is based on the provisions of the Islamic...
Generally, non-Muslims living on Arab Muslim lands are radically denied the dignity of the citizen. They are excluded from the process of decision making at all levels. Their rights are denied, or at least severely restricted, in occupying positions of senior (’sovereign’) ministries or prime-...
If we scrutinize carefully the verses of the Holy Qur’ān, we will notice that God places men and women on equal footing concerning duties and rights.
Attorney Nabih Al-Wahsh filed a lawsuit against Nawal Al-Sa’adawi to separate her from her husband because she has left Islam and has not repented of her community-damaging ideas. The Mufti thinks that what Al-Sa’adawi said requires her to leave Islam and includes denials of what she knows about...
Marriage between a Muslim man and a Christian or a Jewish woman is allowed in Islamic countries while the opposite is not allowed. The author argues that if Muslims consider Christians people of the book, a Christian man should have the right to marry a Muslim woman. However, if they are...
Should women, according to Islamic law, be allowed to travel abroad alone with the permit of her husband, father or brother or not? That’s the issue addressed in this article.
The author interviewed Dr. Mohammed Zakzouk, the Minister of Endowments, who stressed Islam is fair to women and gave her economic independence. She is not secondary to men.
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