Abu Taleb was born in Tamiya
in Faiyum Governorate
. Upon completion of high school, he joined the Faculty of Law at Cairo University
, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1946. He received also a diploma in Public Law in 1947, and in 1948 he was given a scholarship and sent to France and joined the University of Paris
where he received a diploma in History of Law and Roman Law in 1949 and a diploma in Private Law in 1950. In 1957 he obtained his Ph.D., his thesis winning the University Award. In 1959, he received a diploma in Laws of Mediterranean Sea from Sapienza University of Rome
In 1978, Abu Taleb was elected Speaker of the People's Assembly
. When President Anwar El Sadat
was assassinated on 6 October 1981, Abu Taleb became Acting President, as the Egyptian constitution
ruled that the Speaker would assume that role in the case of a vacancy of the presidential office, pending an election in 60 days. Not being considered a serious candidate for the presidency, he stepped aside after just eight days in favor of Vice-President Hosni Mubarak
- Speaker of the People's Assembly of Egypt elected since November 1978
- Member elected of the People's Assembly and Chairman of the Committee of Scientific Researches since 1976.
- Vice President of Cairo University 1973–1975.
- Legal Advisor to Cairo University 1967–1973.
- Legal Advisor to Assiout University 1965–1967.
- Head of History and Philosophy of Law Department,Cairo University 1958–1965.
- Professorial Chair of Law (Roman Law Department Cairo University).
- Dr. Abou-Taleb exerted important efforts to introduce Legal Studies in the Faculty of Islamic Law, El-Azhar University.
- He shared with other professors in the introduction of legislation and Islamic Law in Kuwait and Yemen (Kuwait University and Sanaa University) (both branches became separate Faculties later).
- He was nominated as Egyptian President after President Sadat's assassination.
- Head of History of Law Committee.
- Deputy Chairman of the Young Moslem's Association.
- Deputy Chairman of the Conference on Islamic Education in Mecca.
- Member of the Higher Council of Arts and Literature.
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Legislation and Economics Association.
- Secretary of the Students Welfare Association.
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Studies Institute.
- Member of the National Council of Education.
- Member of the National Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
- Member of the Egyptian Academy of Science.
- Member of Police Academy Council.
- Member of the Supreme Ministerial Committee for the Sudanese-Egyptian Political and Economics Federation.
- Dr. Abou-Taleb is a member of the National Democratic Party's Constituent Committee.
He has 2 sons and 2 daughters and many grandchildren. His son, Ahmad Sufi Abu Taleb, is an independent politician who ran in the 2000 parliamentary elections
, facing in his district Tamia, Fayoum
's veteran MP Hussein Eweiss. The Abu Taleb family used to be Tamia's deputies for more than 30 years.
Books research and other publications:
- Appliance of Roman Law in Egypt (at the time of the Roman Empire)(Cairo,1955).
- Comparative study of Islamic Law and Roman Law (Cairo,1956).
- Autonomy of Will in Roman Law (Cairo,1963).
- Resumee in Roman Law (Cairo,1964).
- History of Law Principles (Cairo,1965).
- Arab Society (Cairo,1965).
- Hor Moheb Law, jointly with Professor Bahor Labib, 1971.
- History of Legal Procedures and Social Systems (Cairo,1972).
- Studies in Arab Nationalism (Cairo,1972).
- International Private Law (Nationality in Egyptian and Lebanese Laws) (Beirut,1972).
- History of Social and Jurisdiction Rules (Cairo,1973).
- Appliance of the Islamic Law in Arabic Countries (Cairo,1974).
- Comparative Study of Egyptian Socialism-Democratic and Islamic and International theories(1977).
- Periculum Rei Venditae in Roman and Islamic Laws(Paris,1952).
- Legal Status of Women in Arab Countries(Beirut,1972).
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