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The Islamic preacher Dr. Mabrūk ʿAṭiyya said that a second, third and fourth wife is permissible in Islam, and there is nothing wrong with it, as long as the husband is able to support them. However he released a controversial comment regarding women's divorce in case of ploygamy. 
Nihād Abū al- Qumṣān, an activist for women's rights, said that Article 11 of the Personal Status Law obligates the husband to prove before the marriage official [al-māʾzūn] the number of his wives before marrying another.
Director of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights Nihād Abū al-Qumṣān said that Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib’s statements on women’s rights are like an ʿĪd al-Fiṭr gift to women.
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib has weighed in on several women’s issues that are being studied and reviewed at al-Azhar, stressing that women possess rights whether individually or as part of a family. 
The Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) has completely rejected the new personal status law.  In the first reading of the law, which was issued by the Egyptian Cabinet and published in al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ on February 23, the ECWR found it shocking and not appropriate for the times since it...
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. 
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.
 “Who governs Egypt, the president, the government and the parliament or al-Azhar?,” commented ʿAmr Adīb, an Egyptian media anchor, in his TV show on the issue of marriage of minor girls in Egypt and the failure of the government to enact a law or take a procedure to stop this ‘regrettable’...
Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, said that it is not in accordance with the Sharī’a, religion, or [civil] law to force a girl into marriage against her will. He further stressed that Egypt’s Council of Senior Scholars is interested in supplementing and reforming the deficiencies of...
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...

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