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The civil state proponents achieved a remarkable victory inside the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, successfully obtaining the abolition of several articles that clash with the principles of citizenship and equality.
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...
“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...
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...
"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...
Bishop Yuhanna Qultah, the deputy patriarch of the Coptic Catholics and a representative of the Egyptian churches in the constituent assembly writing a new constitution for Egypt, announced the withdrawal of the three churches from the panel.
Hamdīn Sabbāhī, the founder of the Egyptian Popular Current and former presidential candidate, called for keeping intact the text of Article 2 as it read in the 1971 constitution, adding the text guarantees the implementation of the Islamic sharī’ah as a main source of legislation and in the same...
Nādir al-Sirafī, a spokesman for the 1938 Copts League, which advocates divorce and remarriage in Christianity, called  for applying the Islamic sharī’ah on all Egyptians in personal status affairs, asserting the importance of having a general law applicable to all Egyptians without exception.
Dr. Yūnis Makhyūn, the representative of the Salafī al-Nūr (Light) Party in the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt, said the party would adamantly stick to the rulings of the sharī’ah in the article on equality between men and women. [Muhammad Gharīb, al-Misrī al-Yawm, Oct...
Shaykh Sa’īd al-Rūbī, a leading member of the Salafī Da’wah (Call), large segments of the Egyptian people are for the implementation of the Islamic sharī’ah despite the appearance of some “hypocrites” on satellite channels to propagate fears about the sharī’ah.
The Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) rejected the text of Article 2 of the Constitution and called on the constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt to omit the word ‘principles’ of the sharī’ah, threatening to take to the streets and urge the people to refuse the constitution if...
The constituent assembly drafting a new constitution for Egypt saw heated debates between former Muftī of the Republic Dr. Nasr Farīd Wāsil and the panel’s spokesman Dr. Wahīd ‘Abd al-Majīd over the latter’s objection in the drafting committee against the new article to have the Azhar as the final...
Reading through the articles of the constitution, I took a long pause at Article 40, which read, “The state shall be obliged to take all legislative and executive measures necessary to bolster the principle of equality between women and men in all political, cultural and socio-economic fields in a...
Dr. Ahmad Karīmah, professor of sharī’ah at the Azhar stated in response to al- Qaradawi’s fatwa, calling the participation in the presidential elections harām, that religion has nothing to do with elections and that no person or institution can claim that such a vote or referendum is halāl (...
An unidentified author in Rose al-Yūsuf magazine denies that Islam permits the punishment of those who revert from Islam. After citing examples from the Qur'ān and Hadīth, the writer goes on to say: “those who espouse radical religious ideas deny the role of reason because they wish to impose their...
  No one exactly knows what the rulings of the sharī’ah are. Are they the Qur’ān and the original Sunnah? Are they the sayings and teachings of the old scholars? If they are the sayings of the old scholars, then what doctrine should be in use – the Hanafī, Mālikī, Shāfi’ī or Hanbalī?
Al- Qaeda organization has called upon the Islamist youth in Egypt to start a armed jihad against ‘the military coup’. 
Yāssir Burhamī, vice president of the Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that his fatwa pertaining to a man allowing his wife to be raped if he is threatened with death has been misinterpreted.
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, assured that protecting tourists is a religious duty. 
In accordance with article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution of 1923, Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language. The principles of Islamic Sharia are the main source of legislation. For nearly a century, the drafters of the Egyptian constitution persisted in giving the...

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