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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 April 5, 2022, a Kuwaiti court acquitted Muhammad Al-ʿAjmī, a well-known activist on social media platforms, known as Abū ʿAsam, of his religion defamation charge, yet the nature of the infraction remains unclear.
King Abdullah II of Jordan highlights the progress made within Sharīʿa courts in terms of number of cases considered, number of judges, and services provided to Sharīʿa courts in Jerusalem.
Some people wonder about the conditions when a wife can divorce her husband when he marries or intends to marry a second wife. According to Egyptian Personal Status Law, there are several points relevant to such cases.
After Copts have suffered for years in court cases related to the distribution of inheritance shares, Professor Nelly Fam, an attorney of cassation (or appeals), succeeded in implementing the Coptic Orthodox Personal Status Law, with its provisions on inheritance, the entitlement of heirs, and the...
Not a year passes without the Coptic Church announcing that a fire has broken out in one of its churches due to a short circuit, followed by the expression: “without loss of life”. These repeated fires, although limited, have seldom drawn anyone’s attention to the lack of emergency systems in...
The Sohag [Sūhāj] Family Court has ruled that the husband’s conversion to Islam is not sufficient cause to grant his Christian wife a divorce, refusing to apply the official statute of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Last November, an Egyptian court sentenced lawyer and intellectual Aḥmad ʿAbduh Māhir to five years in prison for “contempt of religion” because of his book The Nation’s Misguidance in the Jurisprudence of the Imams, which criticized religious heritage.  The court concluded that the book violated...
The Administrative Court ruled on Saturday against accepting the lawsuit of lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī, which demanded the prohibition of the niqāb in public, private and international schools. 

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