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Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām, the Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt, resolved the controversy over the travel of women to perform the ḥajj without a muḥarram. He stressed that the sharīʿa law in the Quran and Sunnah does not discriminate between men and women; “Pilgrimage to the House is a duty owed to...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said in his Ramadan’s TV program that women have their own large share of gains to come with regards to their position and rights. He added, that one of these gains is the issue of “women’s travel”. It is known that women’s travel, according to most...
Saudi Arabia’s latest decision to permit women to live independently without a male guardian opens the door for many Egyptian women to pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by themselves.  However, experts confirmed to Akhbār al-Yawm that according to Egyptian law, women younger than 40 years are obliged to...
The Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) has completely rejected the new personal status law.  In the first reading of the law, which was issued by the Egyptian Cabinet and published in al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ on February 23, the ECWR found it shocking and not appropriate for the times since it...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
‘Abīr Salāh al- Dīn discusses a recent fatwá concerning the wife’s right to prevent her husband from traveling.
The Supreme Constitutional Court decided to abolish the decree of the Minister of Interior which made it necessary for the husband to agree to his wife traveling abroad as a prerequisite to issue her a passport. In addition, it canceled the Presidential decree which entitled the Minister of...
A lot of complaints have been reported recently, due to decisions forbidding travel. Many institutions have the right to impose a ban and the people affected do not get any prior notification. The EOHR interfered and they are exposing their opinion concerning this subject.
Can the Sheikh Al-Azhar remain in office after the government accused him publicly and indirectly of opposing Islamic Shari’a [Islamic law] - considered by the constitution as the main source of legislation - and providing the government, the president and members of the parliament with inaccurate...

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