The Royal Referral to the Higher Council of Ulema of certain religious proposals submitted to HM King Mohammed VI by the body in charge of revising the Family Code will provide answers to issues and challenges linked to this text’s revision, said lawyer and human rights activist Souad Battal.

She told MAP that the Royal approach reflects the Sovereign’s willingness to guarantee justice and equity within the family, based on the principles of stability and cohesion, adding that the Referral to the Higher Council of Ulema will help issue decisions in line with the new realities of society.

Battal noted that this referral falls within the religious prerogatives of HM the King, in His capacity as Commander of the Faithful and Chairman of the Higher Council of Ulema, underlining the Sovereign’s care to include various constitutional institutions with a view to revising the Family Code so as to guarantee equal rights for all family components.

She also praised the role played by the Higher Council of Ulema as an
institution renowned for its scientific expertise and position as a benchmark for issuing Fatwas on this topic, thus enabling drafting a law that meets Moroccan families’ expectations and needs.

HM King Mohammed VI, President of the Higher Council of Ulema, had given His High Directives to the said Council to examine certain issues contained in the proposals of the body in charge of revising the Family Code, with reference to the principles and precepts of the holy religion of Islam and its tolerant purposes, and to submit a Fatwa on the subject to the High Appreciation of the Sovereign.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

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