EGYPTIAN WOMAN FIGHTS UNEQUAL ISLAMIC INHERITANCE LAWS

EGYPT'S AL-AZHAR, THE HIGHEST SUNNI RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, VEHEMENTLY DISMISSED THE PROPOSAL AS CONTRADICTORY TO ISLAMIC LAW AND DESTABILISING TO MUSLIM SOCIETIES.

HE'S HOPING THAT THE LATEST CASE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEFORE EGYPT'S SUPREME CONSTITUTIONAL COURT, COULD END DIFFERENTLY.

"It is not really about inheritance, my father did not leave us millions of Egyptian pounds," she said.
She says she is trying to capitalise on a rare Christian doctrine that respects gender equality.
"You should not implement the rules of one faith on people of another faith," she says.
She says she was encouraged by a 2016 ruling that a Cairo court handed down in favour of a Coptic woman who challenged Islamic inheritance laws.
She says the state fears that if they grant equal property rights to Christian women, Muslim women will soon ask for the same.

An Egyptian woman is taking on the country's inheritance laws that stipulate that female heirs inherit half as much as male heirs. Since her father's death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Coptic Christian, has stood before...

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