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Women & religion: French TV series on women in the life of Prophet Muhammad, religious knowledge from an Arab feminist perspective


France 24 channel will screen on December 24 and 31 a special two-part documentary entitled: “Women in the life of Prophet Mohammad: a journey in search of their fingerprints” (a contribution by Salma Bunjara). This comes as part of “In the forbidden orbit” weekly program in which Tunisian author and researcher, Hala Wardi, will answer questions raised by journalist Maysaloun Nassar regarding hadiths on the history of Islam that still resonate within the present Muslim community. In addition, the program will air documented accounts about debatable questions reflecting the relationship of the Prophet with women and related issues of polygamy, the right to inheritance, divorce, domestic violence and others. On the other hand, the Arab Council for Social Sciences organized on December 17, a lecture via zoom entitled: "Religious Knowledge in the Arab World from a Feminist Perspective: From Criticism to Reconstruction". The lecture given by Dr. Oumaima Abu Bakr, professor of comparative English literature at Cairo University, is part of the late feminist Moroccan sociologist and writer, Fatima Mernissi, Lecture Series. (Al Akhbar, December 10, 2020)

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