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Islamist groups differ on visions about citizenship, equality and the concept of a modern state from outright rejection to conditional acceptance. Some of the Islamist leaders, under political pressures, have developed certain orientations toward Copts. Famous preachers and salafī politicians who...
Dr. Hassan al-Shāf’ī, the leader of the Azhar delegation in the assembly, said that Egyptians want a constitution that would guarantee basic rights and freedoms for all citizens regardless of religion, race or any other consideration. “This new constitution should help Egypt restore its role in the...
Al-Asālah demanded the writing of new articles in the constitution to establish a “higher sharī’ah court” to watch whether laws and resolutions are in line with the Islamic law. Al-Nūr said it is considering this proposal while the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) rejected it. [...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution of 1971 reads, “Islam is the official religion of the state, Arabic its official language and the principles of Islamic sharī’ah are the main source of legislation”. Salafists sought removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the...
“Non-Muslims are free to their own faiths and we have to offer them amity and peace if they do not fight us,” said ‘Awwā during a rally next to the al-Fayoum cultural center on Friday (March 16), adding only true believers (Muslims) will apply the Islamic sharī’ah and be fair between Muslims and...
The Azhar, commenting on the ruling, said the top Sunnī establishment supports the judiciary and the respects legitimacy, adding justice has the final say on everything. “The Azhar is not dictating anything to any institution. It has expressed rejection against participation in the constituent...
Majdī Shenouda, the representative of the church on the panel, said the ruling has offered a sigh of relief for the Egyptian street and was in line with the law. He called for re-forming the assembly that should include at least five constitutional law experts. Asked whether the church, which had...
The court said that Article 60 of the Constitutional Declaration has mentioned that the People’s Assembly and Shūrá Council are to meet to choose 100 members of the constituent assembly to draft a constitution but it has not clearly stated that the members of parliament will obtain membership of...
On the other hand, Molawi Ishaq Madani, the Iranian president’s advisor for Sunnī Muslims’ affairs, underlined the importance of having closer ties binding Egypt and Iran, noting this “alleged” difference between Sunnīs and Shiites is “in the political interests of only certain Arab governments and...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah, who is also the chairman of the committee on registration of votes for the election of a new pope for the Coptic Orthodox Church, said the registration of eligible voters was postponed to Friday (April 20). He noted that the Holy Synod will discuss in its meeting...

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