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MUSA, NABAWIYAH

MUSA, NABAWIYAH (1886-1951), feminist and pioneer in women's education. Born in Zagazig, Egypt, the daughter of Musa Muhammad, an army captain who died before her birth, Nabawiyah was raised in Cairo by her mother. Beginning her education at home with the help of her older brother, Nabawiyah entered the girls' section of the `Abbas Primary School, receiving her certificate in 1903. She began teaching at `Abbas in 1906, after completing the Teachers' Training Program at the Saniyah School. Musa r ...more

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