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The recently adopted personal status law endorses the legitimization of the ʿUrfī -or unofficial customary marriage between an Egyptian woman and her non-Egyptian husband, provided the following major 11 conditions are fulfilled:
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Muhammad Sayyid reports on different opinions of Muslim scholars concerning the recent Fatwá that permits ‘Urfī marriages.
A book published ten years ago has triggered a recent uproar. The book ?Mas?ouleyit fashal al-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fil asr al-H...
In a complaint made to al-Sāhil chief prosecutor, a Christian woman accused an Evangelical pastor of swindling and marrying her off to a married inspector at the National Authority for Insurance and Pensions through a pseudo-contract of marriage and unknown church’s rituals.
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
After her first baby, Muná Mahmūd, an Egyptian Muslim, discovered that her husband was Christian and that he had been deceiving her the whole time by pretending to be a Muslim.
A study carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs showed that there are twenty-one thousand children in Egypt who have no name, identity or legal existence. These children are the outcome of ‘urfī or unofficial marriages in which the father refuses to acknowledge the paternity of his...
The three-page article deals with a conference on the problems faced by Egyptian youths, such as unemployment, poor economic conditions, low income and their involvement in unacceptable conduct, like ‘Urfī marriages, drugs, cyber-chatting or pornography.
The author, a member of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy, affirms that Islam does not accept the ‘Urfī marriage because it is not registered and consequently would cause the rights of either party of the ‘Urfī couple to be lost, since the courts of law acknowledge only marriage contracts...


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