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Yūsuf Wahīb comments on Pope Shenouda’s advice for Coptic Orthodox not to get married to non-Orthodox.
Although the fatwa of Dr. Ali Jum‘a permits non-Muslim mothers to get custody of their Muslim children regardless of their age, many jurists refuse to allow children over the age of seven to remain with their mothers.
The review deals with a fatwa by Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a on the right of a non-Muslim mother to retain custody of her children in the case of her husband’s conversion to Islam in light of a lawsuit filed by a Christian convert to Islam who claimed the right to custody of his...
At last the People’s Assembly (parliament) has once and for all settled the issue of child custody in favor of mothers until they reach the age of 15, after which they may be asked to choose whether to continue staying with their mothers, or like to switch to fathers.
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...
The women in non-Orthodox Coptic sects are demanding equality with the women of the Orthodox church who are judged according to Islamic Sharia in cases related to the custody of their children.
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