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When asked by one of his followers about the reason behind the rapes of women during Islamic wars, Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh Rushdī replied “these are human beings and they have needs,” going on to explain that these needs could not be considered shameful as long as the woman has consented to the sexual...
  Summary: The Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC), Dr. Saḥar Naṣr, took part in the first sessions of the National Consultation on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Egypt, entitled “Legislative reforms and governmental efforts to support women’s economic empowerment...
Egyptologist Zāhī Ḥawwās unveiled a 2500-year-old mummy of a priest at an ancient cemetery in Minya, south of Cairo, in a live broadcast on Discovery Channel on Sunday.
In a previous article, the author tackled the issue that Islam cannot be considered a rule of state, but a matter of faith, in particular because the schools of Islam have not given a decisive written opinion nor was this issue [of equity in inheritance] a matter imposed by force.Hence, the...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that amendments to the inheritance law need to be made to eliminate the injustice done to Egyptian women. She demanded women to claim their inheritance in accordance to the new amendments that impose imprisonment and sanctions...
In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
The Supreme Board of the Azhar headed by Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib has granted the custodian of the two holy places, King ‘Abd Allah bin Abd al- Azīz  a honorary doctorate (author not mentioned, al- Shurūq, Aug 20, p. 3).  
Egyptian media presenter, Muḥammad al-Bāz said that the Tunisian president, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, is working towards the promulgation of a law advocating for the equality between men and women in inheritance matters. This law would draw on the Tunisian Constitution, which equates women...
The Tunisian President, Muḥammad al-Bājī Qāyid al-Sibsī, said he intends to propose a new draft law which will render women equal to men in inheritance matters. During his speech on National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President said that the enactment of such a law would continue to “respect the...

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