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A new problem has emerged in Egypt in recent days. It is about the freedom of Christian women in general to change their religion to Islam and the consequent possibility of marriage to a Muslim and the transition from a Christian family to a Muslim family. This is the background of tensions...
The Grand Mufti explained the contemporary issues that led to drafting a new personal status law and stressed the necessity of protecting the Egyptian family and spending wisely on marriage to keep the family stable.
The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. Shawkī ʿAllām, emphasized that the call for birth control does not conflict with the emphasis of Islamic law on reproduction. In addition, he warned of taking religious texts out of context to allow or prohibit something without taking broader considerations into...
The United Arab Emirates has issued a federal law regulating the personal status of non-Muslim residents that will be enacted in February 2023. The law defines the procedures for marriage, divorce, and child custody, among other related issues.
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) released a report that revealed state efforts to protect Egyptian women from female genital mutilation (FGM).
Bishop Sīdārūs, the general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church, denounced the recent statements of Fr. Ṣamūʾīl al-Buḥayrī, during which he described Protestant marriage as a form of adultery, confirming the church's complete rejection of this idea.
Dr. Maya Morsī, President of the National Council for Women, said that the national initiative for smart green projects is a pioneering effort in urgent areas, as it seeks to achieve sustainable development goals and address climate change. In her speech, Dr. Morsī emphasized that Egyptian women...
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.
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.
Prof. Dr. Hassan Wagieh [Ḥassan Wajīh] is a Professor Emeritus, Linguistics Department, Faculty of Languages, at the prestigious Azhar University in Egypt. Prof. Wajīh is a long-time friend of Cornelis Hulsman, editor-in-chief of Arab-West Report/Dialogue Across Borders. In April 2022 Hulsman...

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