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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...
The Orthodox Church would like to see an amendment to the “Arab and Islamic Nations” in Article 1 to be amended to the “Arab nation and Islamic world”. In addition to that, the words “the Christians and Jews” in the second article should be changed to “non- Muslims”.  Bishop Paul did not state what...
During the second seminar in a series of seminars called, “Participate in Amending your Constitution,” organized by the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassīya, Dr. Muná Zulfaqār, Vice-Chairman of the Constituent Assembly stated that she is guilty of the proposal...
Coptic activists have announced a campaign to pressure the Constituent Assembly to adopt a Coptic quota of 15% in all the institutions of the state. The first step that was taken in this campaign is an online petition that was started and is directed at the Constituent Assembly urging it to adopt...
The legal adviser of the Catholic Orthodox Church, Amir Ramzy, said that there is no clear representation of Christians in the assembly. He stated that important points have not been included in the draft amendments, including the claim to change the religion after reaching the legal age in order...
Shī’ite and Sufī leaders rejected the Constituent Assembly, stating that it does not reflect the whole Egyptian society. Sufī leaders affirmed that they and the Shī’ite community are not properly represented in the commission and they are worried about being excluded from the Constitution. Sufī...
Last Tuesday (September 3), Dr. Shāykh Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar, met the institution's representatives in the Constituent Assembly amending Egypt's Constitution to discuss Al-Azhar's view on the new document and agree on the texts that they will present to the assembly. One of the...
Grand Muftī of the Republic, Dr. Shawqī 'Alām, has been chosen as a representative for Al-Azharin the Constituent Assembly. He commented, “This appointment is a national responsibility that I respect and appreciate.” The Muftī explained in a press statement that the Azharhas the first...
Members of the Constituent Assembly Khālid Yūssuf  and Muhammad Abu al- Ghār have stated their dissatisfaction with the judicial support to the court sentence ruling to jail novelist Karam Sābir, member of the Writers' Union, for 5 years due to being convicted of contempt of religion.
The 2014 Egyptian Constitution; Perspectives from Egypt

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