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\What shall Egyptians or Islam benefit from confining their sources of legislation to only one source, that is the sharī’ah? All sources possible of legislation should remain open so that Egyptians may refer to in order to meet their practical needs. [Ahmad ‘Abd al-Mu’tī Hijāzī, al-Ahrām, July 25,...
Leaders of the Coptic Orthodox, Evangelical and Catholic churches as well as Coptic activists severely criticized calls by salafists to implement the hudūd (a system of penalties for offences and crimes in Islam) and to have it stated in the new constitution. The leaders termed the statements as “...
Controversy marred the constituent assembly’s meeting on Tuesday (July 24) after a decision to postpone the election of five substitutes for five main members of the panel who withdrew amidst the Azhar’s insistence on keeping Article II as stated in the 1971 constitution unchanged. [Muhammad Abū...
The Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, said it supports having both articles intact. The salafīs also refuse Article III because they want to change the phrase "sovereignty is by the people" to read "sovereigny is by Allah".  [Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the...
The committee undertaking registration of voters to elect the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, will announce the voter lists after endorsement by acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius on Monday (January 23). “The number of eligible...
Bishop Pachomius, after settling on a final list of candidates for the Saint Mark chair, will produce some documentaries so the church may acquaint the Coptic voters with the candidates. The documentaries will include the candidates’ CVs and most prominent milestones in their service of the Coptic...
The committee undertaking registration of voters to elect the 118th pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in succession of Pope Shenouda III, who passed away in March, will announce the voter lists after endorsement by acting patriarch Bishop Pachomius on Monday (January 23). “The number of eligible...
The position of the Coptic brothers who refused to meet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the U.S. interference in Egypt’s internal affairs is worthy of appreciation and respect. Clinton does not want only to interfere in Egypt’s affairs and dictate the U.S. will on the Egyptian people...
The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), in its eighth annual report, recommended the expansion of the space of national accordance in the drafting of a new constitution for Egypt. The report stressed the need to give more interest in the fundamental human rights values as a basis for writing...
[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...

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