Browsing Bint al-Nil Journal by Title

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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 ...
  • Review 
    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.
  • Review 
    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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Shafik, Doria (Bint Al Nil, 1949-07)
    The author counts among her duties the promotion of Egyptian women on her travels abroad. She points out that many of the government officials who represent Egypt abroad do not speak foreign languages, thus denying the ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1955-07)
    This article talks about women’s employment, arguing that in some cases girls are forced to work at the age of nine or ten in violation of the Egyptian Labor Law. The article blames labor syndicates for failing to fulfill ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1951-03)
    This article talks about the struggle of Turkish women to gain their rights and equality with men. During the Turkish war of liberation, women fought side by side with men. After the war ended, liberation movements emerged ...
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1951-11)
    This article addresses the men who oppose women’s rights and equality, although they are in great need of them. The working woman serves her community in a variety of ways; they are secretaries, doctors, nurses, teachers ...
  • Abdo, Ibrahim (Bint Al Nil, 1952-01)
    The article presents a review of the December events, including women’s engagement in the armed struggle against the British Occupation, and the liberation of Egypt’s transportation system from all traces of occupation.
  • Bint Al Nil (Bint Al Nil, 1952-02)
    The article covers a hunger strike organized by Dr. Doria Shafiq and members of the Bint Al Nil Union at the Press Syndicate headquarters in protest against women’s exclusion from the elections for a Constituent Assembly ...
  • El-Hadidi, Badr-Shah (Bint Al Nil, 1950-10)
    The article features the Princess Fadia Charity House, the first institution to be established by the Egyptian Society for Social Cooperation. The House is dedicated to serving and assisting youths and training them to be ...