In the third episode of “BelArabi” podcast, Maher Gabra hosts the Egyptian researcher and writer Rabab Kamal. Rabab sympathized with the Brotherhood’s slogans in a brief polarization experience 17 years ago, before she got acquainted with their ideas and literature closely, and from this point, her intellectual transformation began, not only to review the Brotherhood’s literature but also to review the history of legacies in general, including the slogan of moderation, which she describes as ambiguous.
In the episode, Rabab discusses how some clerics use religious texts to perpetuate the derogation of women’s rights, and how women have struggled and fought throughout history for their rights.
Rabab has written and published 4 books; “Secular Inspirations: The History and Challenges of Secularism in the Islamic States” 2015, “State of the Imam: Religion and Politics in Egypt” 2016, “Women in the Realm of Islamic Fundamentalism”2018, “The Mindset of the Salafi and Jihadist Thought and its Impact on Societal Culture” 2019. She also writes on a regular basis for several digital platforms.