The terms of this law were first published in Arabic in Istanbul-based al-Haḏara newspaper, and later printed in a separate booklet. It was also published in several Arabic periodicals of the time, including the Beirut-based Rawḏat al-Ma’arif, the Damascus-based al-Muqtabas, from which this text was taken, and the Egyptian al-Manar, edited by Rashid Riḏa, although the provisions of the law did not apply to Egypt, which was then under British rule.