This paper explores some forms of female identity in post-revolutionary Egypt. It analysis two documents issued on Muslim women’s rights after the 2011 uprising. The first one is al-Azhar Position Paper on Women’s Rights (Waṯīqat al–Azhar lil-mar’ah), issued in 2013. The second one is the Alexandria Declaration on Women’s Rights in Islam (I‘lān al–Iskandariyyah ḥawla “ḥuqūq al–mar’ah fī’l–islām”), issued in 2014. Egyptian Islamic feminists have been involved in the drafting of the Alexandria Declaration which initially was the draft of al-Azhar position paper. The article has three aims: 1) to provide a comparative reading of these documents, 2), to highlight the contribution of Egyptian Islamic feminists in the contemporary renewal of Islamic discourse and production of organic gender equality-sensitive religious knowledge, 3), to reveal how al-Azhar and the civil society actors represent Muslim women’s identity. Moreover, it points out that the collaboration between the religious establishment and Islamic feminists is fundamental for the consolidation of a female identity that not only respects Islamic tradition but also is aware of the challenges of the new era.
|Numero di pagine||32|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|