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The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
The Supreme Constitutional Court decided to abolish the decree of the Minister of Interior which made it necessary for the husband to agree to his wife traveling abroad as a prerequisite to issue her a passport. In addition, it canceled the Presidential decree which entitled the Minister of...
A lot of complaints have been reported recently, due to decisions forbidding travel. Many institutions have the right to impose a ban and the people affected do not get any prior notification. The EOHR interfered and they are exposing their opinion concerning this subject.
Can the Sheikh Al-Azhar remain in office after the government accused him publicly and indirectly of opposing Islamic Shari’a [Islamic law] - considered by the constitution as the main source of legislation - and providing the government, the president and members of the parliament with inaccurate...
The people who support this new law do not only believe that this law is a cultural necessity, but they believe that the Muslim woman enjoyed more rights at the beginning of Islam... The dean of the [Azhar] Faculty of Theology [’Usul el-Din], Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi is one of the supporters of the...
In the weekly seminar for Al-Nidaa’ Al-Gadid [The New Call] organization, the attendees attacked the scholars of Al-Azhar, saying that they adopt a kind of Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] called "Fiqh Al-Nakad" [Fiqh of annoyance]. The attendees said that they [the Azhar scholars] aim by it to defend...
Two controversial items in the draft of the new Personal Status Law are Al-Khul’a [a woman’s right to divorce her husband without explanation in exchange for renouncing all her marriage rights and returning the dowry he had given for her], and the right of a married Muslim woman to travel on her...
The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
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