Heritage - Inspiring Minds

May El-Ibrashy: We are here to exchange knowledge

Focusing on Al-Khalifa District in Sayeda Zeinab, Al-Hattaba district down by the citadel, and Al-Imam Al-Shafii district, Al-Ibrashy’s participatory conservation initiative puts all community stake holders in one proper sentence

Ahmed Kamal Pasha: The first Egyptian Egyptologist to write an ancient Egyptian dictionary

Ahram Online launches a series of articles on Egyptian minds that deciphered the intangible heritage of ancient Egypt

On Egyptian women's day

As Egypt celebrates her women, Ahram Online shed the light on some successful models and the men behind them

Republished: Brave memories - The notebooks of Gamila Sabry (1887-1962)

A born community leader and educator, Gamila Sabry remains an inspiring figure of women's empowerment in Egypt

Republished: Princess Fatma Ismail - The woman behind Cairo University

While Egypt yet strives for women's right to proper education, let alone higher education, Ahram Online celebrates the woman behind the founding of Cairo University

Republished: In the presence of Aziza Hussien (1919-2015)

In 2015, Egypt bid farewell to one of her dearest social activists and women's rights poineers, Aziza Hussein

Republished: Marie Assaad - Egypt's gentle warrior

A pioneer in Egypt's social development field, Marie Assaad has tackled contentious issues with a gentle but unyielding resolve

Republished - Women and the press (II): The right to a voice

In the early 20th century, Egypt's women had a prominent place in publications, pioneering women's issues and rights in print

Republished - Women and the press (I): The right to a voice

In 1892, when the world was still debating women's rights, Egyptian women's voice was loud, clear, and quite popular it seems

Republished: Women and Islam in the middle ages

A review of ‘Women and religious life in the middle ages between Islam and the West’, a noteworthy study by Hoda Al Saada and Omaima Abu Bakr

Mervat Abdel-Nasser: It’s all about keen observation

As the annual Thoth’s festival Egypt’s Wisdom Heritage is about to take place on 28th of October, Ahram Online talked to the woman behind the idea

Sherwet Shafei: On art and education in Egypt

Shafei is an icon in the art world, but long before she dedicated her full time to curating art exhibitions and collections, she worked on introducing art, foreign languages and literacy to the public

Imam Al-Shafii: Those who seek higher status must labour through the night

Imam Al-Shafii (767-820 AD) was the founder of the eponymous Shafii school of Islamic jurisprudence, one of the four dominant schools in Sunni Islam

A day in the lives of Hend Rostom and other divas

In the first episode in a Ramadan series on Inspiring Women of Egypt and the Arab World, Ahram Online attended a unique exhibition reviewing 21 important women

Abu Hanifa: The first imam

Born in Kufa in Iraq in 669 AD, Abu Hanifa is the first of the four imams

Rumi: What you seek is seeking you ما تبحث عنه يبحث عنك

Rumi is a shining example of a religious Sufi poet whose religion was love

Rabaa (Rabia) Al-Adawiya

One of the most famous Sufi women in Islamic history

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