The Dawning of the Third Millennium on Shari`a: Egypt's Law No. 1 of 2000, or Women may Divorce at Will

The Dawning of the Third Millennium on Shari`a: Egypt's Law No. 1 of 2000, or Women may Divorce... T H E D A W N I N G O F T H E T H I R D M I L L E N N I U M O N S H A R I ‘ A : E G Y P T ’ S L A W N O . 1 O F 2 0 0 0 , O R W O M E N M A Y D I V O R C E A T W I L L Oussama Arabi* I N T R O D U C T I O N A husband’s prerogative, divorce, is not an exclusive right of the husband in Islamic law, being also the privilege of the judge. Under certain conditions in which harm ( d . arar ) to the wife is established to his satisfaction, the judge may order a judicial divorce at the request of the wife. In Egypt in particular, during the first part of the twentieth century, Laws No. 25 of 1920 and No. 25 of 1929 marked a substantial increase in the chance of a wife being accorded judicial divorce. Basing themselves on the Maliki wide interpretation of harm, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arab Law Quarterly Brill

The Dawning of the Third Millennium on Shari`a: Egypt's Law No. 1 of 2000, or Women may Divorce at Will

Arab Law Quarterly , Volume 16 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 2001

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© 2001 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0268-0556
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1573-0255
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10.1163/A:1011006529179
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T H E D A W N I N G O F T H E T H I R D M I L L E N N I U M O N S H A R I ‘ A : E G Y P T ’ S L A W N O . 1 O F 2 0 0 0 , O R W O M E N M A Y D I V O R C E A T W I L L Oussama Arabi* I N T R O D U C T I O N A husband’s prerogative, divorce, is not an exclusive right of the husband in Islamic law, being also the privilege of the judge. Under certain conditions in which harm ( d . arar ) to the wife is established to his satisfaction, the judge may order a judicial divorce at the request of the wife. In Egypt in particular, during the first part of the twentieth century, Laws No. 25 of 1920 and No. 25 of 1929 marked a substantial increase in the chance of a wife being accorded judicial divorce. Basing themselves on the Maliki wide interpretation of harm, the

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