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Signs of a new crisis have jumped to the front of the cultural arena in Egypt and have revived the scenario of confrontation between the Azhar institutions and liberal intellectuals. The most bizarre incident is the banning of Nawal Al-Sa'adawi's "Soqout Al-Imam" [The Fall of the Imam] that was...
Lawyer Nabeeh al-Wahish introduced a notification against Dr. Nawal al- Sa’adawi, in which he accused her of dispising Islām and transgressing moralities. The Muftī, Dr. Nasr Farid Wasel, said that he would not comment on al-Wahish’s notification until al-Sa’adawi stands before the court. If...
Muftīī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, severely criticizes religious opinions proclaimed by non-specialists on satellite channels and said these opinions, which should not be called fatwás, cause confusion amongst Muslims. He urged society to adopt a common culture to confront these opinions.
Al-Midan placed on October 16 – see AWR, week 42, art. 28 – a story claiming US emigrant Copts recommended Nawal al-Sa´adawi to be vice-president of Egypt. We did not find such a claim on the website of the US Copts Association, nor in the Copts Daily Digest. Dr. Sa´adawi believes this is...
The article is an overview and a comment on an interview with Dr. Nawal Al-Sa´adawi published on the Elaf website. Al-Sa´adawi answered questions on the concept of a religious state, marriage, pilgrimage, hijab and male-female relations. The author notes that the ideas Al-Sa´adawi...
Egyptian writer and social activist Nawal Al-Saadawi won the Catalonia International Award for advocating social rights and gender rights in the Arab world.
Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī is a remarkable figure in Egyptian literature, but she seems to spend more time causing controversy than actually writing, incessantly looking for fame.
Dr. Nawāl al-Sa‘Dawī calls for all state’s offices - President; Sheikh of the Azhar; the First lady and Editor-in-Chiefs - to be elective. She asserts that the alleged reform process is not genuine.
Embattled Egyptian women’s rights activist Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī launched her campaign at the Dutch parliament in The Hague amidst a crowd of journalists and reporters.
Khālid Bura‘ī presents a list of banned books in Egypt.
What is the story of the Arab Institution for Ideological Modernization which initiated its activity recently in Beirut with a conference attended by up to 130 Arab intellectuals? What is the reason for appointing the controversial Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid chairman of the Institution? Is there any...
On June 19, 2004, Al-Ahram Al -Arabi published an interview with Dr. Nawal. Sa’adawi [See AWR 2004 week 25, art. 6]. I disagree with many of Dr. Sa’adawi’s views. Many of Dr. Sa’adawi’s writings conflicts with basic aspects of religion.
Many literal works that were recommended to be banned by the Islamic Research Institute, like “Waleemat A’shab Al-Bahr” [Banquet of seaweeds] by Haidar Haidar, and most recently Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s “Soqout Al-Imam [the Fall of the Imam], are humble and modest texts from a literary point-of-view...
In this interview Nawal Al-Sa’adawi answers many questions about the attacks on her and the supervision of the Azhar over artistic works. - See art. 40: A debate on the controversial role of religious institution in supervision artistic material
The Council of Scientific Research at the Azhar University recommended a few days ago that Nawal Al-Sa’adawi’s novel “Soqout Al-Imam” [The Fall of the Imam] be banned after being released in Cairo seventeen years ago. The imam [in the novel] served as the central symbol representing patriarchal...
Dr. Nawal Al-Sa’adawi expressed her anger over the decision of the Islamic Research Institution to confiscate her famous novel “Soqout Al-Imam” [the fall of the Imam] which was printed for the first time 20 years ago. The novel was translated into 14 languages. The new battle between the Azhar and...
The former Muftī of Egypt has recently said women, from an Islamic point of view, can not assume the post of head of state, and of course Dr. Nawāl al-Sacdāwī, who had announced her self-nomination for presidency, has not wasted the chance to deal a violent attack on our beautiful religion of Islam...
It would be difficult for any serious pundit to read al-Sa‘dāwī’s books outside her stature as a socio-political activist that played a vital role in breathing a fresh life into the stagnant issues of Arab women.
Al-Sa‘dāwī’s book banned by the Azhar Nawāl al-Sa‘dāwī does not separate between the words uttered by the characters in her new book al-Riwāya [The Novel] and the statements she gives to the press about demands for justice, in her own viewpoint, for women that the book seems like a social platform...
In an interview with al-Maydān, the controversial Nawāl al-Sacdāwī reiterated some of her previously known views on polygamy, circumcision, as well as her plans to run for the Egyptian presidency.

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