Rules Of Engagement

Rising young Egyptian screen star Ahmed El Fishawi is used to being the center of attention, but now he's attracting it for all the wrong reasons. And if a Cairo family court rules this month that he must take a DNA test to prove that he's the father of a three-month-old baby girl, he might wish for a little less of the limelight altogether.

El Fishawi is the subject of a suit that — with its revelations about how women, men and religion interact — has transfixed Egypt. The saga began in February 2002 when, according to interior...