The personal status laws in Egypt have been subject to considerable debate. Between Feminists and Islamists; these are some who call for reforms and those who call for the return to the Shariâ€™a. In spite of the differences, the constant in this debate has been the knowledge that the personal status laws are divine. This paper challenges this narrative through examining the historical development of the Shariâ€™a as a whole then move on to specific aspects of the personal status law, namely, divorce and child custody. It argues that the personal status law have been altered and modified through decades, and shifted from the original form of the Shariaa law.
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(2016).The divinity of personal status law in Egypt [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Asaad, Maha Muhammad. The divinity of personal status law in Egypt. 2016. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.