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  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1950-07)
    This article is about the issuance of anti-women fatwas excluding female graduates of law schools as public officers. The author asserts that Islam completely rejects such false interpretations of the Holy Quran, maintaining ...
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    Al-Yamama, Zarqaa (Bint Al Nil, 1954-09)
    The article features an article written in 1925 about Egyptian women marking an unprecedented event; a girl, Fathia Mohamed, was employed at the Telephone Company to be the only Egyptian among 3500 foreign employees.
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    Al-Yamama, Zarqaa (Bint Al Nil, 1954-08)
    The article features a review of a message sent by feminist writer, Mai Ziada to Malak Hifni Nassef (better known by her pen name of Bahithat al-Badiya) in 1913 rejecting masculine reservations about women’s emancipation.
  • An-Na'im, Abdullahi Ahmed (John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, the American University in Cairo, 2006-08)
    This study was prepared as the concept paper for a major project on philanthropy in Islamic societies organized by the State Islamic University (UIN) of Jakarta, Indonesia, and funded by the Ford Foundation.The task set ...
  • Schäublin, Emanuel (2009)
    This working paper is the result of a short research project of the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP). The objective of this paper is to provide a detailed account of the zakat committees in the ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1954-02)
    In this article, Doria Shafiq sheds light on the positive role of women in leading the Arab cause toward its goal of freedom and development. The author affirms that Arab women should be aware of the fact that they will ...
  • El-Maraghi, Shokri (Bint Al Nil, 1950-12)
    The author of this article refers to women as a pillar of community rehabilitation, although they do not have all their rights. On the economic level, rural women play an indispensable role in farming. They have also ...
  • Sabihah 
    Ibrahim Hassan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-05)
    This article features the life of Sabihah, wife of the scholarly Caliph al-Hakam al-Mustansir billah, Umayyad ruler of Andalusia. The Caliph’s patronage of learning gave his wife the opportunity to become involved in the ...
  • Al-Qaeeb, Saad Bin-Mesfer (King Khalid Foundation, 2011-10-17)
    This book addresses social development of Saudi citizens in terms of scientific orientation, professional methods, and practices within national social development policies.
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1949-12)
    The article shows how schools in Spain bring up girls to be primarily good mothers, but if war breaks out between their country and another, they turn into soldiers fighting like men. The article describes a girls' school ...
  • El-Nazer, Mousa (Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, 2011-07-07)
    The author naturally focuses on “basic sciences”, a term he always rejected. There is no such thing as a non-basic science, he contended; there is only science. The author supports his argument with Pasteur’s dictum that ...
  • Labib, Zainab (Bint Al Nil, 1950-12)
    This article features Malak Hifni Nassif (pseudonym, Bahithat al-Badiya, or Seeker in the Desert) and her role in the women’s enlightenment process. She was a woman of firsts: the first woman to get a degree from government ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-12)
    The article talks about a serious decision made by Bint al Nil Association, namely the eradication of illiteracy in both males and females. The author explains that the purpose is to shut off masculine grumblings that a ...
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-09)
    The article denounces a decision by the Minister of Education banning women’s participation in sport competitions. The author challenges the decision maintaining that women will fight for their stance no matter how long ...
  • Ibrahim Hasan, Ali (Bint Al Nil, 1949-11)
    The article is about "old Saniyyah", a true heroine. She played a great role during the Orabi Revolution. Unfortunately, history remembers only kings, not the soldiers. History knows only little about "old Saniyyah" for a ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1956-12)
    The article delves into the history of Egyptian women’s involvement in military efforts, tracing their participation in armed struggles where they fought side by side with men in defense of their country. The article hails ...
  • Al-Youssef, Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz (King Khalid Foundation, 2011-10-17)
    In the wake of emerging misgivings surrounding the performance of prisons in rendering its essential tasks — corrective and preventive—the need to explore adequate social alternatives for penalties is impelling. The present ...
  • Mohammed Al-Fawzan, Abdullah (King Khalid Foundation, 2011-10-17)
    The book delves into the social changes which marked the late King Khalid Bin-Abdul-Aziz’s reign which witnessed rapid changes in all aspects of life in the KSA. During that period, Saudi Arabia changed from an intellectually ...
  • Ben-Ali Sair Al-Mubarki, Abdullah (King Khalid Foundation, 2011-10-17)
    This book traces the multi-faceted social development that marked the reign of the late King Khalid Bin-Abdul-Aziz.
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1954-07)
    The article reviews community women-related news covering the past month from Egypt as well as the Arab and European countries.