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Fatima Mernissi (1940-2015)

Fatima Mernissi re-opened the door for women to rethink the interpretation of the Islamic primary scripture, the Qur’an, leading to social and attitudinal change toward gender justice and women’s agency. She was born September 27, 1940 in Fez, Morocco, and died November 30, 2015 in Rabat, Morocco. She addressed multiple social issues in her native Morocco and was one of the best known feminist scholar-activists of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The impact of her work spans beyond the MENA region, despite challenges to her eclectic, critical approach and to her commitments to social change. Because of her gender, few references were made to her important scholarly contribution on the Hadith (the reported narratives attributed to the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad). The research that culminated in Barazangi’s monograph (2015) made it clear how her study of Hadith had ramifications for building an egalitarian position that enabled social and political


Chó do Guri (1959-2017)


Fátima Bettencourt (1938-ongoing)


Fatima Besnaci-Lancou (1954-ongoing)


Maria Fatima V. Lim (1961-ongoing)


Dya Kassembe


/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38662 Sebbar, Leïla. Fatima or the Algerian Women in the Square [Fatima ou les algériennes au square]. 1905.

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