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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.
Muhammad Sayyid reports on different opinions of Muslim scholars concerning the recent Fatwá that permits ‘Urfī marriages.
A book published ten years ago has triggered a recent uproar. The book ?Mas?ouleyit fashal al-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fil asr al-H...
In a complaint made to al-Sāhil chief prosecutor, a Christian woman accused an Evangelical pastor of swindling and marrying her off to a married inspector at the National Authority for Insurance and Pensions through a pseudo-contract of marriage and unknown church’s rituals.
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
After her first baby, Muná Mahmūd, an Egyptian Muslim, discovered that her husband was Christian and that he had been deceiving her the whole time by pretending to be a Muslim.
A study carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs showed that there are twenty-one thousand children in Egypt who have no name, identity or legal existence. These children are the outcome of ‘urfī or unofficial marriages in which the father refuses to acknowledge the paternity of his...
The three-page article deals with a conference on the problems faced by Egyptian youths, such as unemployment, poor economic conditions, low income and their involvement in unacceptable conduct, like ‘Urfī marriages, drugs, cyber-chatting or pornography.
The author, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, affirms that Islam does not accept the ‘Urfī marriage because it is not registered and consequently would cause the rights of either party of the ‘Urfī couple to be lost, since the courts of law acknowledge only marriage contracts...
Al- Zindanī’s fatwa on ’friend marriage’ has caused a wide controversy in religious circles as well as public opinion.
Opinions of Islamic scholars on the issue of misyār marriage, in which the husband has no financial responsibilities for his wife.
A fatwa allows couples to get married and waives the husband’s responsibility to shoulder household expenses.
Despite being accepted in the Islamic sharī‘a, the misyār marriage, in which the husband and wife do not live together, has always been a subject of heated controversy among Muslim scholars.
The story of a Coptic woman who has found out that her husband is a polygamist, and who now has a civil court divorce verdict, which the church does not accept.
cUrfi [informal] marriages have recently been increasing among young Muslims. They are now also occurring among Christians of different ages and social classes.
The Misyār marriage is an Islamic marriage that has emerged as life circumstances have changed. Dr. Muhammad al-Mukhtār al-Mahdī, a professor at the Azhar University [discipline not mentioned], says that “linguistically speaking, the Misyār means ’to drop by’.”
A female Muslim dā‘īya has said in an interview that women should not wear make-up or perfume except inside their homes with their husbands.
The historical facts state that unlimited polygamy was the rule since ancient times. The concept of unmarriageable persons started with mother then sisters until it reached 14 relatives in the holy Qur’ān.
Before referring the draft of the Law Regulating the Personal Status to the People’s Assembly, President Hosni Mubarak held a meeting to ensure that the rules of Islamic Shari’a canonical were met in the draft. In the deliberations of the Azhar on the new draft there were disagreements, however, on...
The Legal Research Committee of the Azhar issued a number of recommendations and decisions concerning the Urfi and Misaar marriages. The committee made it clear that such marriages are considered legal if a number of conditions, mentioned in the full text, are met.


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