Posts Tagged ‘Egypt

07
Oct
09

Is the Niqab un-Islamic?

niqabGrand Sheikh Mohamed Tantawi┬áthe dean of Al-Azhar University and one of the highest Islamic authorities in Egypt and the Muslim world says so. He told a young female student to take the Niqab off when he was on a visit to one of the schools affiliated to Al Azhar (one of the most prestigious Islamic institutions) Continue reading ‘Is the Niqab un-Islamic?’

26
Feb
08

Should Islam allow women to conduct marriages?

Hi, I’m Mohamed Gade. I’m doing work experience with WHYS at the moment. I’d like to ask you about this story. An Egyptian 32 year old called Amal Solayman Afifi has become the first female to be given permission to conduct Islamic marriages in Islamic history. Do you agree with the appointment? Continue reading ‘Should Islam allow women to conduct marriages?’

10
Feb
08

Your say on the Cup of Nations

We’re here in the World Have Your Say studio, on a Sunday, watching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. You can follow all the action here. We’ll be on air staight after the final whistle to get your reaction to the final and the whole tournament.

Continue reading ‘Your say on the Cup of Nations’

25
Jan
08

Who is responsible for Gaza?

Josh and Sioux in Oregon and Alka in London – thanks for signing up. Well, we came in expecting to be talking about one thing and have been clearly told by you to do another, so we will. Continue reading ‘Who is responsible for Gaza?’

24
Jan
08

Does Egypt need to do more to help Palestinians?

Watching the discussions taking place online about the breakthrough on the Egypt Gaza border, Egypt’s policy towards Palestinians is coming under ever closer scrutiny. When the fence is mended, should Egypt allow more goods and people to cross the border?

24
Jan
08

Unanswered questions

After yesterday’s programme Viola’s comment on the blog (“I would have liked to hear someone actually answer a question instead of simply expounding on a position.”) has me thinking. I can only agree with Viola – certainly it wasn’t as much of a conversation as we’d hoped, but some questions did get answered. But are there more? Did we get into the current situation enough? Did Egypt get too easy a ride? Does it in general?
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