Azhar’s Islamic Research Organization reached a consensus on a decree that bans Christian wife from inheriting her Muslim husband if he dies first. The same decree goes for the Muslim women who wouldn’t inherit their Christian relatives (of course it’s unthinkable that a Muslim woman marries a Christian man according to the religious authorities in Egypt or other Muslim countries).
The decree was in response to the latest comments made by Dr. Zeinab Radwan MP in which she requested that women be equated with men in inheritance (currently Muslim women inherit half of what their brother’s would inherit), in testimony (the testimony of two women currently equals that of one man), and that non-Muslim wife should inherit her Muslim husband.
In my younger years, I had a crush on Christian colleague, but were friends for some time. we couldn’t get married for many reasons. I would have loved to marry her, and didn’t care much of our different religions. However, I didn’t know that law!
Imagine that we got married! If I would have died before her, she would have been kicked out of our home in her old age since she wouldn’t be able to inherit me, nor could she inherit the car if it is in my name!!!
The mentality of these theologists belong to another era hundreds of years ago, and it’s a disgrace for Egypt that it still upholds these discriminating laws in the 21st century. At least, we need to advise Christian girls not to marry there Muslim friends for one more reason.