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Hezbollah not in favor of civil status law, says Qassem

BEIRUT: Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general said Monday that his party was against adopting a civil personal status law in Lebanon, saying it “contradicts completely the sacred Sharia.”

 “Civil personal status law contradicts the [Islamic] legitimate personal status law and we do not accept it,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said.

 “We have a different opinion on many details included [in the draft law] related to inheritance, rights and duties of the husband and wife and adoption,” Qassem added. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 24, 2011, on page 2.
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