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The number of women in Saudi Arabia is five million of whom 55 percent are university graduates. However, only 5.5 percent of them work. With the spread of the word ?change? in the Middle East, every Saudi woman now sees it as her right to get a better status at work, in participation in society...
[Khul‘‘ is wife?s request for divorce in return for the dowry and gifts she had received from him].
The author calls on international media and civil society to help in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Middle East.
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...
Dr. Hāshim continues his series of articles about woman’s rights in Islām. The following article deals with the family and wife’s rights in the Qur’ān and Sunnah.
Muslim scholars as well as the public follow the teachings of al- Salaf whether right or wrong without thinking - even if they are inconsistent with their interests or contradict with the Qur’ān and the Sunna which led to a mental inertia and moral corruption.
The article praises the achievements of Egypt’s first lady, Mrs. Suzan Mubārak whose activities, says the author, are based on genuine faith, sound thought and a practical approach.
A recent Administrative Judicial Court ruling allowing Egyptian Bahā’īs to have their religion recognized on official documents and the issue of Bahā’ī marriage have been a subject of heated debate in the Egyptian press.
Well-known Egyptian feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī and her daughter, Muna Hilmi, otherwise known as Muna Nawal Hilmī, have sparked heated controversy over their recent statements, in which they argued that a child should take his/her mother’s name, thus contradicting Islamic shari‘a...
Opinions of Islamic scholars on the issue of misyār marriage, in which the husband has no financial responsibilities for his wife.
Zaynab ‘Abd al-Ilāh, author of the article, sheds light upon how the two newly-innovated types of marriages, friend and Misyār marriage, have met with controversial views from Islamic clerics.
The author suggests a draft unified personal status law that could be applied to both Muslims and Christians, but which respects their unique characters at the same time.
The article discusses a draft law proposed by a women’s rights advocacy center calling for denying Muslim men the right to have a unilateral divorce, while at the same time stressing women’s freedom to have a unilateral divorce.
The Mufti of Egypt issued a fatwa to the effect that wives are entitled to be paid for breast-feeding their children and serving their husbands. The author believes it is not acceptable that Muslim scholars neglect essential and important issues and focus on issues of secondary importance that do...
The article presents the different views of Azhar scholars on the fatwa of friend marriage that was issued by sheikh Abdel Magid Al-Zindani.
The paper comments on the fatwa of Yemeni Sheikh Al-Zandani concerning the new form of marriage he initiated, that is "marriage friend." The majority of Muslim religious and psychology scholars reject the fatwa.
Sheikh Al-Zindani clarifies the issue of “marriage friend” basing on very important aspects of lawful marriage.
The Mufti of Egypt stated that he agrees with Yemeni Sheikh Al-Zanadani concerning his fatwa called “marriage friend.” Other scholars expressed their rejection of the fatwa.
Dr. Margo Badran, American professor of Islamic Culture at Northwestern University, interviewed the Mufti of Egypt on the position of women in Islam. The Mufti refuted western allegations in that respect.
The article is a comment on the fatwa of Yemeni Sheikh Al-Zindani. The author believes that the fatwa should also be applied in the Arab-Islamic world, where youth have many problems, mainly economic, that does not help them to get married – which may cause them commit sin.

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