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Dr Aḥmad Karīma, professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at al-Azhar University, has attacked the draft personal status law that is currently being reviewed in the House of Representatives. Shaykh Aḥmad Karīma stressed that the proposed penalty for a husband who does not inform his wife of his...
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.
Counselor ʿUmar Marawān, Minister of Justice, responded to Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā’s request, regarding the abolition of the religious field on national ID cards.
Farahat ben Younes [Faraḥāt bin Yūnis] is General Inspector of Civic Education, President of the Association of the Civic Education, civil society activist and interested in issues of gender.
Al-Wafd interviewed newly ordained Archbishop of the Anglican/Episcopal Church Sāmī Fawzī, discussing several topics like the new personal status law and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute.  The interview is as follows:
After a life filled with significant events and achievements that preserved her name in Egypt’s history and the Arab world, Jīhān al-Sādāt, wife of the late Egyptian President Anwar al-Sādāt, has died at the age of 88.
After 76 years of asking for a Christian personal status law in Egypt, churches and the government have agreed on a bill that will be revealed soon after it goes to the House of Representatives to be approved.
Munṣif Sulaymān, Legal Advisor to the Coptic Orthodox Church and member of the House of Representatives, announced the completion of reviewing the Family Law (Personal Status for Copts) in the Ministry of Justice. All sides have agreed on all articles of the draft law after 16 sessions that brought...
Counsellor Munṣif Najīb Sulaymān, member of parliament and representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church, announced that the second parliamentary session's agenda will include a legislative proposal for Christian families; a draft that can be considered a civilizational leap for Christian families...
The Coptic movements concerned with divorce and second marriage hailed the completion of the family draft law for Christians, prepared by Egyptian churches and the government. They considered it a breakthrough in solving problems of thousands of Copts affected by personal status issues, due to the...

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