The controversial new “Farewell Intercourse Law” is part of a slew of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
It will also see the minimum age for marriage lowered to 14 and the elimination of women’s rights to education and employment.
Egypt’s National Council for Women is protesting the changes, saying that “marginalizing and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development.”
The subject of a husband actually having sex with his dead wife came about in May of last year when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid, even after death.
He added that women also have the right to have sex with her dead husbands.
TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty slammed the idea of a husband having sex with his wife after her death under “Farewell Intercourse Law.”
He said, “This is very serious. Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues? Did Abdul Samea see by his own eyes the text of the message sent by Talawi to Katatni?
“This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner?”
- ‘Farewell Intercourse’ law allowing sex with dead wives sparks fury in Egypt (rt.com)
- Islamic Legislators In Egypt Move To Allow Husbands To Have Sex With Dead Wives (jonathanturley.org)