I am posting a couple of articles of
Egyptian legal code, it answers some questions discussed here
Law No. 25 of 1920, as amended by Law
No.100 of 1985
Chapter One: On
Maintenance for the wife shall ve incumbent upon her husband
from the date of the valid contract if she submits herself to him, if only
legally, even if she is wealthy or of a different religion to him.
Maintenance shall comprise food, clothing, accommodation, the
cost of medical treatment and anything else prescribed by the
Maintenance shall be deemed a debt owed by the husband from
the date he refrains from paying obligatory maintenance. This debt shall
not cease unless it is paid or excused.
The maintenance of a divorced woman who is entitled to
maintenance shall be considered a debt as in the preceding Article from the date
of the divorce.
Law No 25 of 1929, as aminded by Law No 100 of
1 - Divorce
Talaq to which a number is added verbally or by gesture shall
be effective as a single talaq only.
A claim for maintenance for a waiting period which exceeds one
year from the date of divorce shall not be heard.
Article 18 bis
A woman with whom a valid marriage has been consummated, whose
husband divorces her without her agreement and without any cause on her part
shall in addition to the maintenance for her waiting peoriod be entitled to
compensation (mut'a) which shall be assessed as at least two years'
maintenance, taking into consideration the circumstances of teh divorce and the
length of the marriage. The divorcing husband shll be permitted to pay the
compensation in instalments.
Article 18 bis 2
If a minor has no money, maintenance for him shall be
incumbent upon his father.
Maintenance for children shall remain incumbent on their
father, with regard to a daughter until she marries or acquires enough money to
support herself, and with regard to a son until he reaches the age of fifteen
years and is able to earn that which is required. If he reaches this age
and is unale to earn a living due to some physical or mental weakness, or hte
pursuit of education which is appropriate for a person of his status and his
ability, or to the lack of opportunity to earn money, maintenance shall remain
incumbent upon his father.
The father shall be obliged to provide maintenance for his
children and accomodation for tham in keeping with his means and such that the
children are provided with a lifestyle which is appropriate for those of their
Maintenance for the children shall be owed by their father
from the date he stops supporting them.
Article 18 bis 3
A divorced husband shall be required to provide appropriate
independent accomodation for his young children by his divorced wife and for the
wife who has custody of the children. If he does not do so during the
waiting period they shall continue to occupy the matrimonial home if it is
rented for the duration of the period of custody.
I did not find till what age is custody in Egypt in this
code. In Hanafi Law it is 9 for girls, 7 for boys, but it is extended
Minimum age of marriage is 16 for girls,
18 for boys, it is not codified in this Law, but a marriage cannot be legally
registered until that age according to a separate legal provision, and children
born in a marriage not legally registered are illegitimate in the eyes of the
Sorry for the
The difference of opinions in the
community is a blessing of God. (Fikh
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