Egypt's top religious authority rejects reform to law allowing men to verbally divorce their wives as unconstitutional

By Bethan McKernan, 20 February 2017
The top Islamic authority in Egypt, which must be consulted on all constitutional matters, has unanimously rejected a proposed reform to end Muslim men’s ability to divorce their wives without going through a court of law. On Sunday, the Council of Senior Clerics in Al-Azhar – the highest authority in Sunni Islam – rejected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's suggesti[...] Read more here: Independent


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