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Since the Egyptian media have frequently referred to the press conference on Christian girls allegedly being kidnapped the RNSAW decided to present here the full transcript of the discussion which took place in New York. The discussion was mainly with members of the American Coptic Union who had...
The government’s move to abolish clauses in the penal code allowing leniency for murderers involving the so-called crimes of honor is a highly appreciable gesture. In no way can the ruthless killing of women suspected, rightly or wrongly, of immoral behavior be justified. The so-called killing in...
This issue was covered in RNSAW’s service of last week under the title of "Christian women in Beit El-Taah" in Rose Al-Youssef, July 3, 1999 by Iqbal Al-Sabaai.
More than pride, more than honesty, more than anything a man might do, female chastity is seen in the Arab world as an indelible line, the boundary between respect and shame. An unchaste woman, it is sometimes said, is worse than a murderer, affecting not just one victim, but her family and her...
Reading the Qur’an is an act of worship which is highly recommended. The Prophet tells us that "actions are by intention, and everyone shall receive only what he has intended." This means that a good action done with a bad intention in mind will not receive the reward of the same action done for a...
Egypt’s state theologian, Mufti Nasr Farid Wasel on April 17, denied reports that he had issued a fatwa (religious opinion) saying that it was haram (forbidden) under Islam for actresses and belly dancers to perform the hajj (Muslim pilgrimage).
An autobiography of the phenomenal preacher. The translator added the references to many other articles which appeared about sheikh Sha’arawi in the Egyptian press.

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