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Under the existing law, a rapist has the choice of either facing criminal charges or marrying his victim. Article 290 of the Penal Code stipulates that rape is punishable by death, but Article 291 states that if a rapist offers to marry his victim and she agrees, criminal charges are dropped and...
A summary of the perceived legislative errors of the 1938 Personal Status Law from the viewpoint of Egyptian Christians.
The issue of Christian remarriage after divorce following a recent civil court ruling wife remains an issue facing fierce opposition from the various Christian denominations in Egypt. The views of representatives from various denominations are reported in this article.
Marriage among Christians in Egypt has become a time bomb that may blow up anytime to increase the disputes among Christian churches and create a crisis in the Coptic Orthodox Church. More than 44,000 Copts have obtained divorce decrees, but they are unable to get permissions for a second marriage...
The Grand Imam of the Azhar is a respectable scholar and a shrewd jurist who opens his heart to different opinions. He welcomes a dialogue with anyone on condition that he sticks to the rules of dialogue.
Many young people are coming to believe that Urfi marriage is the only legitimate alternative to premarital sex, which is condemned as sinful. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, called upon the government to ban Urfi marriages at a Fair seminar last week, saying that "these...
The Ministry of Justice is now studying the unified law of the Christian churches in order to introduce it to the People’s Assembly.
The article discusses the task of the mufti and the distinction between the work of the mufti and that of the sheikh of the Azhar.
After well over 20 years of trials to issue a unified Personal Status Law for all Christian churches in Egypt, the People’s Assembly will discuss a tentative law if it secures the approval of the Ministry of Justice. Although the majority of Christian churches in Egypt approved the draft law, it...
The Personal Status Law is studied nowadays by Al- Azhar and the Ministry of Justice prior to approving it. Afterwards, this law will be sent to Parliament for its approval.

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