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The Egyptian family court in Ḥilwān filed the grounds of its ruling, which was based on the enforcement of the statute of Orthodox Copts regarding inheritance distribution. It resulted in Coptic lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh and her brothers receiving the same share of inheritance. 
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
Nabīl Ghabriyyāl, a Coptic lawyer in cassation, called on church representatives, who recently met to discuss the new personal status bill for non-Muslims (the new family law for Copts), to draw up a text organizing the distribution of inheritance for Christians.   
Egyptian Columnist Saḥar al-Jaʿārah writes this week: It is not surprising that from time to time there are calls for "polygamy". However, polygamy is no solution to the spinsterhood crisis; it is in fact a consecration of the idea of , al-Misyār marriage, literally, the traveler’s marriage,  which...
Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that amendments to the inheritance law need to be made to eliminate the injustice done to Egyptian women. She demanded women to claim their inheritance in accordance to the new amendments that impose imprisonment and sanctions...
In an interview with al-Dustūr, Priest Rifʿat Fikrī, head of the Evangelical Synod of the Nile, stated that the confusion of religion with politics and science is one of the main reasons that hinder the progress of the Egyptian state, and that no progress will ever be achieved as long as some...
Intensive contacts between Egyptian feminist movements and Tunisian human rights activists and MPs discuss means and ways to benefit from the Tunisian experience in introducing provisions for the equality in inheritance between men and women.
Ashraf Anīs, founder of the “Right to Life” movement, demanding the right to divorce and remarriage for Copts, considers the new draft law settled on by the Evangelical congregation, discussed with the other Christian denominations in Egypt, and presented to the House of Representatives, as blatant...
Al-Azhar scholars strongly criticized amendments proposed by member of parliament, Dīna `Abd al-`Azīz, on inheritance law in favor of women, claiming that granting women equal inheritance rights are 'against Islamic Sharī`ah. 
Muslim and Christian clerics, in addition to a number of Minya MPs called for a speedy issuance of bylaws that preserve the inheritance rights of women and prevent the waste of their money by their guardians, and to criminalize those who intentionally deprive them of their inheritance, which is a...

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