Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawky Allam attributed the high rate of divorce in Egypt to the Khula' law, which was issued in 2002 and allows a Muslim woman to divorce herself from her husband in court after waiving her rights.
Allam added in "Men Maspero" program on State TV Thursday evening that the rate of divorce rose from 6 to 60 percent in the last 50 years in Egypt. He added that the Khula' law contributed to raising this ratio.
Dar al-Iftaa receives 3,200 divorce cases a month. Two or three cases only out of the 3,200 usually have valid reasons for divorce, Allam said.
The fear of President Sisi from verbal divorce is valid, said Allam.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi earlier in January called for a new law tightening divorce procedures for Muslims.