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Several Coptic organizations and movements held a press conference to announce their refusal of the current constituent assembly drafting Egypt's post-revolution constitution, which Najīb Jubrā’īl, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, said marginalized all segments of the...
Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) endorsed an announcement of public morning in Egypt over the death of Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III, who passed away this week at the age of 89. [Walā’ Wahīd, al-Wafd, March 20, 2012] Read text in...
Several Coptic clergymen and activists criticized the Evangelical Synod of the Nile's approval to ordain the first female priest in Egypt, to the awe of other Christian denominations in Egypt. [Jamāl George, al-Fajr, Jan. 27, p. 14] Read original text in Arabic
The committee concerned with the law on developing the Azhar finalized the draft and will refer it to the Islamic Research Academy. The development includes restructuring the senior ulema board and choosing the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh among them. [Muhammad 'Abd al-Khāliq, al-Ahrām, Dec. 27, p. 14]...
Homeless children are everywhere on the Egyptian streets, and are increasing in large numbers. This produces the dangerous situation of child trafficking. These two problems can be solved together through the making of an Egyptian adoption law. The idea of an adoption law was presented by the...
ContentsI. Jansen’s argument: Copts are killed when they violate the Shari’a  II. My comment: Jansen should have mentioned the general lack of security in Egypt  III. Jansen does not know about the construction of new churches in recent years  IV. Does the Shari’a prohibit the building of churches...
Scholars of Islamic sharī'ah and the Azhar agreed that Shaykh Mahmūd 'Āmir, the chairman of the Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhammadīyah (Supporters of the Prophet's Sunnah) Association in Damanhūr, was not right in his fatwa prohibiting voting in the elections for Muslim candidates who do not observe daily...
The Islamic Research Academy renewed its disagreement on the unified law of building houses of worship and insisted on the 2001 statute that regulates building mosques. This came in a meeting headed by the Azhar's Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb and Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah. This...
Members of the Islamic Research Academy are against the unified law for building worship places and demanded the cabinet decision on 2011 that regulates building mosques. An urgent meeting of the members of the Academy headed by Azhar Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb, stressed that a special law...
Sources close to the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Doctor Ahmad al-Tayīb, have denied that the urgent meeting held, with a number of high-level political figures including presidential candidates and representatives of political parties, was not to amend the Azhar document. It was also stated that it...

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