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The young man, Sharīf Jābir, received a sentence of a total of five years in jail by the al-Ismāʿīlīya Court of Misdemeanour for posting films on social media that incited atheism and insulted religion. Prior to this, he had caused controversy with videos he posted on his YouTube channel...
A Coptic researcher has criticized the lack of representation of women and Christians in the Bar council following its 2024 elections.
In countries where Islamic law or sharīʿa is constitutionally mandated, women experience significant impacts on their lives in both the public and private sphere. In Sudan, activists from different currents work hard to elevate their legal status with regard to Islamic jurisprudence and solve the...
A legal representative for Aḥmad Ḥijāzī, who is facing charges of contempt of religion, contested the validity of the prosecution’s investigation into a video clip depicting Hijazī reciting the Qurʾān with the verses melodized to the tunes of the ʿūd (Arab lute).
The al-Nuzha Misdemeanor Court sentenced musician Aḥmad Ḥijāzī to six months in prison and a bail of 2,000 Egyptian pounds (roughly $64.65) on charges of contempt of religion after he appeared in a video singing verses the Holy Qurʾān to the tune of the oud.
Secretary-general of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, said that President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī was transparent in his words and actions before and after he began his term. He explained that this could be seen in his repeated interest in the construction of churches...
The Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo held a session today to elect a new president. Dr. Ḥasan al-Shāf ͑ī was elected for a third four-year term.
Female circumcision causes physical and psychological damage to the lives and health of young women. It is also a crime punishable by law.
Dr. ͑ Alī Jum ͑a, a member of al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, said the term ‘real estate development’ is a modern one that did not exist in the books of heritage and old fiqh (jurisprudence). Accordingly, a faqīh (theologian) must thoroughly study the history of real estate development and...
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will witness the approval of the amendment of Article 6 of Law 26 of 1975 regarding Egyptian citizenship, granting women of foreign origin the right to pass their nationality to their minor children whose fathers are not Egyptians.

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