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The Islamic Research Academy, headed by the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, decided to postponed examining the “women document” until it is being finally reviewed. The document will be discussed the coming week (before January 27, 2013) during the meeting of the Azhar Senior Scholars that...
In Tantā, on December 27, 2012, an Islamist attacked a Christian woman and beat her with a stick on her back, calling her an “infidel” for not wearing a hijāb and wearing makeup.  The victim’s name is Marsa. After Marsa finished her work in the University’s Hospital, a bearded man wearing a white...
In Shubrā, Muslims and Christians united against the Constitution.
In a statement he delivered on Saturday, December 22, Dr. Yāsir Burhāmī, Deputy of the Salafī Call (al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah), attacked media outlets, the Coptic Church, and the opposition.
Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) issued a statement in North Sinai Governorate, warning cigarette sellers not to sell drugs and cigarettes. The statement continues that this is the first and last warning. If sellers did not stop, the group will apply the sharī’ah...
Dr. Ahmad Mahmūd Karīmah, Professor of Islamic Law (sharī’ah) in the Azhar University, said “our Islam and its reputation was lost because of closed minds”. He added, with tears in his eyes, that whoever divides religion into political parties does not know anything about Islam. That came during...
Father Rif’at Fikrī of Shubrā’ s EvangeliCal Church, declared that an agreement has been met with the presidency to present a memorandum listing  ten  articles in the newly-ratified constitution  for amendment to be discussed once the new People’s Assembly  is elected. Father Rafīq Greish, media...
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
Representatives of the Azhar body vehemently denied the allegations suggested by deputy chief of the Salafīsts and former member of the Ca which drew up the new Constitution, Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. The Salafī preacher suggested that the Azhar had approved Article 219, which endorses the provisions...
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
Upon the decline of the Coptic Orthodox Church to join the dialogue initiated by President Muhammad Mursῑ after several of the Constituent Assembly members have withdrawn, Archpriest Angelious Ishāq, spokesman of Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, stated that the Church is not rejecting a meeting...
The Salafī leader, ‘Abd Al-Mun’im al-Shahāt, stated that in the new Constitution all articles/provisions related to identity and sharī’ah were legislated by senior scholars at the Azhar. He also expressed his sadness over the reason given by Christians explaining their withdrawal from the...
Dr. Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, filed a report to the newly-appointed Public Prosecutor, Tal’at ‘Abdullah, in which he asked for arresting members of the so-called Ansār al-Sharī’ah, or supporters of sharī’ah.
Unfortunately, the cause of fitnah, whose impact and consequences we suffer from until now, is that one party denies Islam, and the other believes in and defends it. The fact is that everyone belongs to this country, but we object that one national group has the upper hand over everything and...
"Our dead in Paradise and their dead in fire!"; "remnants (of the ousted regime), hired (thugs), and enemies of Islam and the Revolution!" These were the words of hostility with which Islamist movements and parties, such as al-Nahdah Party, mostly supporters of President Muhammad Mursī, attacked...
While the leader of the Salafi Jihadism Movement calls on boycotting the draft constitution as it places the sovereignty of people above God, Faysal 'Abd al-Rā'ūf, the Imām of the largest mosque in the United States of America, wrote in his article in Newsweek Magazine on December 1st that Muhammad...
Salafists threatened to “use force and offer sacrifices” for the sake of enforcing the Islamic sharī ʿah as a leading member of the Salafī Jihādī group said in his blog, addressing the “kāfir (infidel) Egyptian government,” that “You worship the constitution while we worship God Almighty…You will...
Dr. Ḥasan al-Shāfʿī, Chairman of the Arabic Language Academy, who is also a representative of the Azhar in the panel, said the Azhar and the church are in agreement on the need to keep Article II of the constitution intact. 
"I have not been able to go home for a month now." It is with this statement that Shaykh Muhammad 'Abdullah Nasr, coordinator of the group Azharians for a civil state and a Tahrir Square preacher, disclosed the chase launched against him by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the Salafists. In an...
Several intellectuals, Muslim and Christian clerics, academics and media people called for keeping intact Article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution and urged the drafting of independent articles stressing citizenship and full equality in socio-economic rights in the constitution.

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