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Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
On March 7, 2024, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, led by Pope Tawāḍrūs, and attended by 110 of the current 133 members, held its general meeting at the LOGOS Center of the Papal Residence in St. Bīshūy Monastery, Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Egypt.
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).
Monṣif Sulaymān, the Coptic Orthodox Church’s legal advisor and a member of the House of Representatives’ Religious Affairs Committee, anticipates the official promulgation of the personal status law for Copts in June, pending the completion of the Justice Ministry’s review.
Īhāb Ramzī, a member of the House of Representatives’ Legislative Committee, stated that the new amendments discussed during the National Dialogue include the setting up of an Egyptian family care fund as part of efforts to protect the rights of husbands, wives, and children.  
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.
A dilemma that involves the issue of many injustices related to Christians’ personal status has been dominating the question of inheritance for Christians in most, if not all, Arab countries. However, Jordan has courageously approached this thorny affair, and come up with a solution that might...
Mufīda ʿAbd al-Raḥman, the renowned first Egyptian female lawyer, participated in the activities of the committee on personal status law amendments in late 1950s and contributed to enacting legislations regulating family-related affairs, including marriage and divorce.
Dr. Andrēa Zakī, President of the Evangelical community in Egypt, said that there have been many rounds and lots of discussions on the unified personal status law, which ended up in agreement over 90% of the items.


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