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Dr. Fātḥī Fikrī, professor of constitutional law and member of the ten-man expert committee for drafting the constitution, said that al-Azhar has no power to submit a draft law to the Parliament except through the government.
The House of Representatives rebelled, in a show of solidarity with the National Council for Women, regarding the enactment of legislation ensuring the documentation of oral divorce to maintain family relations and to protect them from disintegration. The Parliament supported the opinion of the...
Egypt's Al-Azhar Senior 'Ulamā` Body has opposed President 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi’s call to ban oral divorce, arguing that oral divorce has been “established since the time of the Prophet”. The Body considered that “the occurrence of oral divorce uttered by the conscious will of the husband is in...
  The feminist writer, Dr. Nawāl al-Sa'dāwī supported President al-Sisi's denouncing the oral divorce and calling for codifying it. “How can a one-sided oral divorce, exclusively allowed for men, be permitted, while matrimony is considered legal only upon registration?”she said, adding, “oral...
The Family Law is on the top of the Parliament's agenda, in particular, after human rights defenders had described some of its provisions as “destructive for the relationships between couples in cases of divorce, khulʿ (the divorce initiated by women), and custody of children.  
Former Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr. ʿAlī Jumʿa, said that Egypt is the pioneer of the law stipulating the right of women to divorce their husbands, known also as khulʿ, in the Arab and Muslim world.
Beside resorting to all four schools of Islamic law, the Civil Code of Egypt allows recourse to mainly the Hanafi doctrine,. Legislation in Northern Egypt for example mainly allow recourse to the doctrine carrying the name of its founder Abu Hanīfa, whereas legislation in the South, and most of the...
Nuhād ‘Abū al-Qamsān, president of the Center, said that amendments to Egypt’s personal status law, which was put into place more than 95 years ago, have not raised the document to an appropriate standard. ‘Abū al-Qamsān added, in an interview on the television program “Lāzim Nifham,” that the law...
The Supreme Administrative court has decided to postpone the hearing in the case of Christian born individuals who converted to Islam and then reconverted to Christianity.
A bill concerning ‘urfī marriages that was proposed by the female Member of Parliament Ibtisām Habīb was opposed by another MP because she is a Christian.

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