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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.
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...
Dr. Zaynab Radwān, the deputy speaker of the Egyptian People’s Assembly created heated debates in Egypt when she stated that a woman’s testimony in court is equal to that of man and that the non-Muslim wife of a Muslim husband should enjoy the same rights to inherit from her husband. The...
The conservative cleric Yūsuf al-Badrī has requested that the Islamic Dā‘iyah Su‘ād Sālih publicly repent over three fatwás concerning her stances toward artists, as well as her rejection of divorce via SMS.
Max Michel stresses the legitimacy of his church, and the Coptic Orthodox Church stresses its rejection. Pope Shenouda is ready to meet Max Michel when the latter expresses his regression and removes his patriarchal garments and title.
The problems resulting from Muslim- Christian marriages do not end even after a divorce.
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 man married an ugly rich woman to overcome his poverty and decided later to get rid of her by converting to Islam.
The author reviews different marriage cases between Muslims and Christians.
The review deals with a fatwa by Muftī of the Republic Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘a on the right of a non-Muslim mother to retain custody of her children in the case of her husband’s conversion to Islam in light of a lawsuit filed by a Christian convert to Islam who claimed the right to custody of his...
The Coptic Orthodox Church refuses to allow divorced Copts to be remarried, unless adultery has been proven.
Rose al-Yousuf publishes the full text of the appeal made by Pope Shenouda III against a court ruling obliging him to grant permission to divorced Copts to remarry.
A discussion of the pope’s arguments concerning divorce in the Coptic Orthodox Church, and the ways in which Christian personal status issues have been handled in the past.
Seventy thousand Christian women issued divorce lawsuits, but the church refuses to admit them, the author claims. As a result, many Christians turn to civil marriage or live with a sense of guilt.
In an interview with October magazine, the general director of the Religious Guidance Department at the Ministry of Awqāf [Endowments], Dr. Sālim ‘Abd al-Jalīl speaks out on Islam’s position on religious freedom.

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