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The Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb greeted Copts for Christmas, expressing his hope to strengthen the ties between Egyptians.
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...
Meanwhile, Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum’ah said Egyptians appreciate the nuncio of the Roman Catholic Church in Cairo, Michael Fitzgerald, who “used to disseminate endearment among the people of Egypt and we’d like to see him coming back to this country he loved” Jum’ah made the remarks...
Meanwhile, police forces in the Upper Egyptian governorate of al-Minyā controlled sectarian unrest in the town of Abū Qurqās after an auto rickshaw, or tuk-tuk, driven by a Muslim hit a Christian man crossing the street. Squabbles quickly developed into clashes in which Molotov cocktails and stones...
Sources said that members of the constitution-drafting panel nearly agreed on the cancellation of the 50% quota for farmers and workers in parliament and the Shūrá Council, the upper house of the Egyptian parliament. [Muhammad Sa’īd and Ahmad Mamdūh, Akhbār al-Yawm, July 7, p. 6] Read original text...
Political and partisan powers are this week discussing a draft constitution prepared by the leftist al-Tajammu’ (Grouping) Party, in which it relied on the 1954 Constitution, and would send it soon to the constituent assembly. The proposed draft started with articles pertaining to the sharī’ah that...
[Reviewer’s Note: Article II of the Egyptian Constitution 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 seek removing the word ‘principles’ or replacing it with the word ‘...
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...
Christian clergymen said a person’s integrity should be the criteria for any public position, while feminist leaders said the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist parties should not dictate on the president what to do. [Author Not Mentioned, Akhbār al-Yawm, July 7, p. 9] Read text in Arabic
Pope Benedict XVI’s unexpected resignation makes one reflect on his views concerning Islam.Pope John Paul II was immensely popular in the Muslim world. Pope Benedict XVI was not. This was notably due to his 2006 Regensburg lecture on violence and Islam which has continued to haunt him over the...

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