Nazira Zain al-Din

(1908 - 1976)

Nazira Zain al-Din was a Druze scholar who lived in Lebanon. In the 1920s the wearing of a veil was seen as contrary to Islamic women’s rights. In her first book, Unveiling and Veiling, Zain al-Din declared the hijab to be un-Islamic, which caused her book to be banned by Islamic clerics.

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