As we’ve already entered the second half of Ramadan and become hooked on the latest TV series, we’re seeing some serious topics being discussed. One of the most important topics is the mother’s right to educational guardianship of her children after her husband’s death, instead of it being transferred to the grandfather or uncles, according to the prevailing practice based on the Personal Status Law in Egypt.
“Taht El Wesaya”, starring Mona Zaki, created by Khaled and Sherine Diab, and directed by Muhammad Shaker Khudair. The series is in a dramatic context, revolves around a woman who supports her family by owning a fishing boat and working in the supply of fish. However, she faces several problems and conflicts in her personal and professional environment, and she strives to confront them.
In the fourth episode, “Hanan” objects to the decision not to grant her guardianship of her children after her husband’s death. As events unfold, she discovers that her husband had already made arrangements for their children’s guardianship before passing away, leaving her shocked that she was not their legal guardian.
During the events of the episode, a probate council employee informs “Hanan” that guardianship is transferred from the father of the children to their grandfather after his death. If she wants to withdraw money, the guardian must come and get it. “Hanan” asks many questions about why she wasn’t granted guardianship despite being in charge of her children. Her concerns are shared by many other women in society.
The plot of “Taht El Wesaya” centers on “Hanan,” a mother of a baby girl and a nine-year-old child who must confront life and take care of her kids after her husband’s death. In order to change from a submissive woman to one who can challenge and face everyone, “Hanan” must overcome several obstacles. The series features a cast of various celebrities, including Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Rushdi Al-Shami, Noha Abdeen, Maha Nassar, Ali Al-Tayeb, Ahmed Abdel Hamid, and Muhammad Al-Suwiyy.