The Seventh Session of the BA Alexandria Dialogues Forum

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organizes the seventh session of its “Alexandria Dialogues Forum”, on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, at 2:00 pm, in the BACC Small Theater.

The discussion will examine the ethics and laws related to marriage from the perspective of the Qur'an, Sunnah, Muslim legal tradition, and with regard to historical practices and contemporary law. It will also discuss the ways of strengthening egalitarian marital relations, in light of the traditional view of marriage reflected in conventional societal norms and family laws, despite the changes that have occurred in our societies in the last few decades.

The discussion will be led by Prof. Ahmed Zayed, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and moderated by Dr. Marwa Sharafeldin, Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School. Speakers include Dr. Amira Abu Taleb, Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki; Dr. Omaima Abu-Bakr, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University; Dr. Mulki Al-Sharmani, Associate Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Helsinki; Dr. Hoda El-Saadi, Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilization at the American University in Cairo; and Dr. Yasmin Amin, Representative of Orient-Institut Beirut in Cairo.

It is worth mentioning that the "Alexandria Dialogues" series was launched at the initiative of Dr. Ahmed Zayed, Director of the BA. It is a periodic meeting through which an open dialogue is held with the public to discuss political, economic, social, and cultural affairs, thus emphasizing the role of the BA as the link between state officials, intellectuals, and the public.