The future of political Islam


ISLAMIST DEMOCRACY: The Egyptian crisis raises deeper questions about religious politics 1.  THE toppling of president Mohamed Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt has raised a host of deep and difficult questions about the future of politicised religion in general, and political Islam in particular. 2.  For starters, it has posed us … Continue reading The future of political Islam

Egypt’s Scholars Elect New Mufti


CAIRO – Muslim scholars have chosen a professor of Islamic jurisprudence to become Egypt’s new Mufti, the first time the top religious leader be elected since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. “Dr Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, professor of Islamic law in Tanta University, got the highest number of votes and the matter has been sent … Continue reading Egypt’s Scholars Elect New Mufti

Woman Right in Egypt Constitution


Women’s rights in Egypt’s draft constitution—that Egyptians will vote for or against in a public referendum in December 15—is one of the most debated issues among supports and opponents of the constitution. Opponents of the draft constitution argue that it undermines women’s basic rights and freedoms. Its supporters, on the other hand, claim that it … Continue reading Woman Right in Egypt Constitution

Minorities and Freedoms in Egypt Constitution


On Saturday, December 1, Egypt President Morsi called all citizens, in and outside Egypt, for a public referendum on the new draft constitution, to be held on 15 December. The draft constitution, coming in the wake of tensions that followed the decree issued by President Morsi, granting him sweeping powers, has also prompted widespread protests … Continue reading Minorities and Freedoms in Egypt Constitution

Candidate for Egyptian Presidency – Dr. Mohamed Morsi


Dr. Mohamed Morsi, Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau, is also one of the most prominent political leadership figures of the Brotherhood, the organization that led the struggle against the ousted repressive regime in its last decade. Dr. Morsi was also the leader of the … Continue reading Candidate for Egyptian Presidency – Dr. Mohamed Morsi