People in Islam — Leila Ahmed: writer, activist, spokesperson 
Leila Ahmed, one of the most prominent Muslim female scholars in the contemporary world, is a powerful figure to hundreds of thousands of Muslims and non Muslims alike. 
Born to a Turkish woman and Egyptian father, Leila Ahmed is an Egyptian American writer on Islam and Islamic feminism. After reading her great work, Women and Gender in Islam, I’ve come to particularly admire all that Leila Ahmed presents in terms of intellectual discourse and studies. 
According to several sources, Leila Ahmed earned her doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge; when she moved to the U.S, she was appointed professorship in Women’s Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst. By 1999, Sr. Leila taught Women’s Studies and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, earning many certificates of recognition for her hard work in teaching and writing, which you can read more about here. 
To read her article on Foreign Policy, titled “Veil of Ignorance,” click here. For a more detailed description, click here. To watch a video of Leila Ahmed, please click here.

People in Islam — Leila Ahmed: writer, activist, spokesperson 

Leila Ahmed, one of the most prominent Muslim female scholars in the contemporary world, is a powerful figure to hundreds of thousands of Muslims and non Muslims alike. 

Born to a Turkish woman and Egyptian father, Leila Ahmed is an Egyptian American writer on Islam and Islamic feminism. After reading her great work, Women and Gender in Islam, I’ve come to particularly admire all that Leila Ahmed presents in terms of intellectual discourse and studies. 

According to several sources, Leila Ahmed earned her doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge; when she moved to the U.S, she was appointed professorship in Women’s Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst. By 1999, Sr. Leila taught Women’s Studies and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, earning many certificates of recognition for her hard work in teaching and writing, which you can read more about here

To read her article on Foreign Policy, titled “Veil of Ignorance,” click here. For a more detailed description, click here. To watch a video of Leila Ahmed, please click here.

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