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The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, said it supports having both articles intact. The salafīs also refuse Article III because they want to change the phrase "sovereignty is by the people" to read "sovereigny is by Allah".  [Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the...
Controversy marred the constituent assembly’s meeting on Tuesday (July 24) after a decision to postpone the election of five substitutes for five main members of the panel who withdrew amidst the Azhar’s insistence on keeping Article II as stated in the 1971 constitution unchanged. [Muhammad Abū...
The committee on registration of voters to elect a new pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, were placed on notice boards in the Saint Mark Cathedral headquarters in both Cairo’s al-‘Abbāssīyah district and Alexandria. [Ahmad al-Sa’dāwī, al...
\What shall Egyptians or Islam benefit from confining their sources of legislation to only one source, that is the sharī’ah? All sources possible of legislation should remain open so that Egyptians may refer to in order to meet their practical needs. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-Mu’tī Hijāzī, al-Ahrām, July 25,...
Leaders of the Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches as well as Coptic activists severely criticized calls by salafists to implement the hudūd (a system of penalties for offences and crimes in Islam) and to have it stated in the new constitution. The leaders termed the statements as “...
Controversy marred the constituent assembly’s meeting on Tuesday (July 24) after a decision to postpone the election of five substitutes for five main members of the panel who withdrew amidst the Azhar’s insistence on keeping Article II as stated in the 1971 constitution unchanged. [Muhammad Abū...
The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, said it supports having both articles intact. The salafīs also refuse Article III because they want to change the phrase "sovereignty is by the people" to read "sovereigny is by Allah".  [Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the...
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Dr. Amnah Nusayr, a professor at the AzharUniversity, termed as “shameful” the incident, adding the Bible is a holy book and its desecration should not be ignored by any of the followers of all divine religions. Dr. Zakī ‘Uthmān, a member of the senior scholars board in the Azhar, said Jews do not...
Civil movements rejected a proposal by ‘Ādil ‘Afīfī, leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, to form a commission of top scholars comprising salafī preachers and Azhar officials to be in charge of interpreting the principles of the sharī’ah stated in the Egyptian Constitution,...
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Meanwhile, the lists of voters electing a new pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who died in March, were placed on the notice boards of the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-‘Abbāssīyah and churches in governorates. The eligible Coptic voters number...
Supporters and fans of Dānyāl, who was a member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party and a co-founder of the Maspero Youth Union, celebrated his 21st birthday which he never lived to see. [‘Alyā’ Hāmid, al-Shurūq al-Jadīd, July 24, p. 5] Read text in Arabic
The Egypt Copts Coalition participated in a ceremony it organized on Monday (July 23) to commemorate martyr Mīnā Dānyāl, who was killed during the October 9, 2011 incidents outside the state radio and TV building in the area of Maspero. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, July 24, p. 4] Read original text in...
Meanwhile, leaders of salafī parties and movements said the implementation of the hudūd (system of penalties for offences and crimes in Islam) has become imminent because the people strongly support that, adding the secularists are weak and excel nothing but blabbering while they do not have actual...
A new proposed article by the Azhar criminalizing any insults to God, the prophets, Orthodox Caliphs or the Prophet Muhammad’s wives stirred differences and arguments between the top Sunni institution and Copts. [Rajab al-Murshidī and Salāh al-Dīn Hassan, al-Watan, July 24, p. 5] Read text in...
Civil movements rejected a proposal by ‘Ādil ‘Afīfī, leader of the salafī al-Asālah (Authenticity) Party, to form a commission of top scholars comprising salafī preachers and Azhar officials to be in charge of interpreting the principles of the sharī’ah stated in the Egyptian Constitution,...
Al-Wafd Party said it abides by the papers signed with other political parties and movements, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and salafī parties and said it rejects any attempts to change Article II of the Constitution. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Ahrām, July 24, p...
Dr. Amnah Nusayr, a professor at the AzharUniversity, termed as “shameful” the incident, adding the Bible is a holy book and its desecration should not be ignored by any of the followers of all divine religions. Dr. Zakī ‘Uthmān, a member of the senior scholars board in the Azhar, said Jews do not...
Dozens of Copts protested inside the St. Mark Cathedral in the Cairo district of al-'Abbāssīyah on Friday (July 27) to appeal to the Coptic Orthodox Church representatives to withdraw from the constitution-writing assembly which they termed as "sectarian". ['Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, July 28...

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