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Throughout the ages, from the earliest days of Islam to contemporary times today, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in their communities and countries across the world. This directory is a growing archive of leading Muslim women scholars, activists, writers, politicians, artists, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders and more. Please contribute to this archive by suggesting Muslim women to be featured through our recommendation form.

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Magda Amer

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Known For: Biochemist, Naturopath, and Caller of Islam
Country: Egypt

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Dr. Magda Amer is a Biochemist, Naturopath, and Caller of Islam. Dr. Amer has also written many books in Arabic, English, and French. Among these books is a series named The Miraculous Nature of Human Creation, which highlights the interpretation of Islamic teachings from the naturopathic perspective and includes, the secrets of ablution, the wisdom behind lowering the gaze, and a farewell to stress welcome tranquility. Her books also deal with tolerance in Islam, Islamic perspectives on legislation for women, etiquette in Islam, inheritance in Islamic legislature, and an encyclopedia of Islamic “Fikh.”  She has dedicated her knowledge to the service of Da’wah.

Dr. Amer received her PhD in biochemical analysis. She was appointed a fellow of Laboratory Analysis at Ain Shams University Hospital and was also a Lecturer of Immunology. She studied numerous naturopathic sciences including homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, cupping, aromatherapy, color therapy, herbal treatment, and nutritional healing from London International College. She is also a Certified Corporate trainer in Neurolinguistic programming, in hypnosis, and the Power of Energy 1 & 2 from the Canadian center of Dr. Ibrahim El Fiky. Dr. Amer received her B.A. in Islamic Legislation from Azhar University; she is licensed to deliver Islamic lessons in mosques. 

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