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A proposal to amend Article 20 of the Moroccan Personal Status Law Code, specifically concerning the marriage of minors under the age of 18, has caused division among the ruling majority and opposition groups within the country’s House of Representatives. Demands were made by the progressive...
Wives, according to the text of Article 1 Law No. 25/1920, are entitled to receive their sharīʿa rights of nafaqa (alimony) from their husbands starting from the date of the marriage contract. This includes provisions for food, clothing, housing, and medical expenses.
Family difficulties often result in unfortunate consequences, particularly affecting children who bear the brunt of family instability, especially when fathers use financial means to exact revenge on their wives.
Monṣif Sulaymān, the Coptic Orthodox Church’s legal advisor and a member of the House of Representatives’ Religious Affairs Committee, anticipates the official promulgation of the personal status law for Copts in June, pending the completion of the Justice Ministry’s review.
A dilemma that involves the issue of many injustices related to Christians’ personal status has been dominating the question of inheritance for Christians in most, if not all, Arab countries. However, Jordan has courageously approached this thorny affair, and come up with a solution that might...
Mufīda ʿAbd al-Raḥman, the renowned first Egyptian female lawyer, participated in the activities of the committee on personal status law amendments in late 1950s and contributed to enacting legislations regulating family-related affairs, including marriage and divorce.
Dr. Andrēa Zakī, President of the Evangelical community in Egypt, said that there have been many rounds and lots of discussions on the unified personal status law, which ended up in agreement over 90% of the items.
Islamic preacher, ʿEṣām al-Rūbī, affirmed that all the personal status laws in Egypt are 100% based on the provisions of the Islamic sharīʿa, adding that the law on khulʿ was mentioned in the Holy Qurʾān.  
Coptic Christians are awaiting the president’s decisions to resolve their issues, which have remained unsolved over the years under successive governments.
The Maronite denomination emerged in Egypt in 1745, when the Aleppo monk, Mūsa Hilāna, consecrated al-Bārija, the first Maronite church in Damietta (Dumyāṭ), as well as in Egypt and Africa.


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