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`ABD AL-RAHMAN, A'ISHAH (b. 1913), Egyptian writer and professor of Arabic language and literature and Qur'anic studies. Under the pseudonym Bint al-Shati' `Abd al-Rahman was the author of more than sixty books on Arabic literature, Qur'anic interpretation, the lives of women of the early Muslim community (especially members of the Prophet's family), contemporary social issues, and fiction. Raised in the Delta port city of Dumyat(Damietta), she was taught the Qur'an and classical Arabic liter ...more

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