Thursday, February 21, 2008

RIP Sufi Abu Talib , the 3rd President of Egypt for 8 days

Dr. Sufi Abu Talib , the former Parliament speaker in the era of Satellite Presidents Sadat and Mubarak passed away today in Malaysia. Dr.Sufi was the Parliament speaker from the 4th of November 1978 to the 4th of November 1983. Many people ignored the fact that Dr. Sufi had occupied the position of the president of Egypt officially for a complete 40 days when President Sadat was assassinated according to the constitution before electing President Mubarak in 1981 . 

Dr. Sufi was a law professor , he was 84 years old when he died still he was very active man and well known personality in the the Islamic world for his contributions defending the Sharia.

Dr. Sufi who was the head of the Cairo University defended till the last day of his life the 2nd article in the Egyptian Constitution "The Islamic Sharia is the source of legalization" , of course now some people disliked him for this .

Dr.Sufi believed there was no contradiction between the Sharia and democracy.

Already it is enough that during his time Egypt began to adopt the s24 Sharia laws concerning the family laws :divorce and so on , they were not Jihan's laws as they used to be called they were Sharia laws that returned to the women's their rights in divorce matters. Dr. Sufi said that late President Sadat before his assassination with three months spoke with him about the possibility of using more of the Sharia laws in our laws .

Sufi name is strange but you will not be surprised to know that Sufi with named by his father with this name tribute to Sufism , his father was a follower to one of the Sufism movement.

May Allah bless Sufi Abi Talab , he was a respectable man with insight and a vision he tried to achieve it till the last day of his life

1 comment:

  1. Former acting president of Egypt dies in Malaysia
    Thu 21 Feb 2008, 15:09 GMT

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Sufi Abu Taleb, who served as acting president of Egypt for eight days in October 1981 after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, died on Thursday in Malaysia at the age of 82, the Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.

    Through his position as speaker of the Egyptian parliament, Abu Taleb automatically became acting president on the assassination of Sadat at a military parade on October 6, 1981.

    But he was not a serious contender for the presidency and he quickly stepped aside in favour of Hosni Mubarak, who was vice president under Sadat and who has ruled Egypt ever since.

    Abu Taleb, who retired from public life many years ago, was in Malaysia for a reunion of graduates from al-Azhar University, an Islamic institution based in Cairo, MENA said.

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