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Nafisa al-Tahira–15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Nafisa al-Tahira, a great scholar from the second century of Islam. Nafisa al-Tahira was a great Egyptian scholar. She was a descendant of the Prophet, Allah […]

A Female Gnostic: The Story of Umm Iyad

The neighborhood was different back in those days. There was no zawiya, and I lived on the ground floor of a three-story apartment block nestled between our guest-house and the land that would eventually give birth to the zawiya. As I turned right from the black-and-white outer door of my home that faced the street, […]