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Egypt's Cabinet today amended some provisions of the Law No. 25/1929 on the Personal Status for Muslims that was amended by the Law No. 2/2006.
The identity of Muslim women in post-colonial Egypt has largely been marginalized in the transition to modernity.
The article sheds light on ‘Urfī marriages and the necessity of the Azhar institutions to interfere to deliver Fatwás showing the right path to the confused youths and to prevent the spread of corruption in the society.
Scotland Yard raided the mosque where Egyptian fundamentalist Abū Hamza al-Masri preaches, after receiving information from the French intelligence service about it. British officials stressed that such measures are not against Islām. al-Masri led the Friday prayers in the street for two...
The writer gives an overview of a book titled: [Objective views on the fatwa of a wife becoming a Muslim unlike her husband… Should they be separated?] The book is written by Islamic intellectual Dr. Abdel ‘Azim Al-Mata´ni. He refuses the fatwa of Sheikh Al-Qaradawi that allows a woman who...
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi, the head of the European Council for Fatwa and Researches, issued a fatwa that allows a non-Muslim woman to stay with her non-Muslim husband after converting to Islam. The fatwa caused a great controversy and was refused by many Islamic scholars, who believe that as...
The author is dismayed by the book "Women in the Developing World: Thoughts and Ideals" by Bangladeshi feminist writer Hasna Begum in which she claims that, according to Islamic concepts, woman was created for the pleasure of man implying that her life itself is of no value whatsoever, attacks...
A new case is raised by the Ibn Khaldoun Center. It is the case of the legislation of divorce in Islam. Dr. Ahmed Sobhi Mansour stated various opinions of the jurists in divorce.
Khul’a, a new item in the Personal Status Draft Law, gives a woman the right to divorce her husband without explanation in exchange for renouncing all her rights and returning the dowry he had given for her. This interview explains the story behind the new legislation.
The fate of the new Personal Status Law depended over the last few days on the juridical approval of Sheikh Al-Azhar, Dr. Mohammed Sayed Tantawi. The law was amended in a series of meetings of the Jurisprudence Research Committee affiliated to Mogamma` Al-Buhouth Al-Islameyya (Islamic Research...
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