Abdullah al-Naggar, one of Al-Azhar representatives on the 50-member constitutional amendment committee, said Egypt’s Islamic identity will not suffer during the rewriting process. The Constitution is in safe hands, Naggar claimed.
“Article 219 hasn’t been reviewed by the committee yet,” he said, referring to a controversial provision in the Egyptian Constitution which dictates an interpretation of Islamic Sharia. Article Two of the document also states that Islamic Sharia should form the main source of legislation in Egypt. Secularists have objected to both articles. Continue reading