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Ilyass Bouzghaia

Member since 22.01.2016



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The Center for Women's Studies in Islam (CERFI) is a research center that was established in 2010 in affiliation to the official religious institution Rabita Mohammadia of Ulema. The Center aims to fill an academic gap in the field of women's studies from an Islamic perspective. It provides a reformist approach to current women's issues in line with Islamic theology and social realities by exploring the egalitarian potentials within the spiritual message of Islam and the advancement of human knowledge.

The objectives of the Center are:

- Revise the Islamic traditions from a feminist Islamic perspective.
- Clarify the confusion between the religious texts and their human interpretation in different contexts.
- Renovate the Islamic vision to women based on the jurisprudential reasoning (ljtihad) and final purposes (maquassid).
- Show the cultural, historical, and social diversity of women in the Muslim world.
- Evaluate and revise ideas and concepts on women's issues in Islam in the light of contemporary conceptions of justice and human rights.
- Correct stereotypical images about Muslim women.
- Fill the academic gap in the field of women's studies in Islam and draw up a new scholarly reformist vision on it.


Address : Square Achouhada, 1341 Bab el Alou, 10001 ,Morocco
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They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

El Watan
Bothoor Alkhaer Human Organization
Tunisian Mediterranean Center - TUMED
Association du Docteur Fatiha (ADF)
AWSA-Be, Arab Women's Solidarity Association-Belgium
University of Naples  L'Orientale
Why Me for Women’s Rights
The voice of Amazigh women
Libanaises pour l'Egalité
Association Feminine de Lutte contre le Violence à l'Egard de la Femme et de l'Enfant (AFLCVF)
Maysa Hajjaj
Association MINA's Talents
Community Media Center
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
Social Association for Media Profession
Association Entrelle Marrakech-Safi
Al-Thoria Studies Center
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation
União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta
League for Lebanese Women's Rights (LLWR)
Amal Association for Women and Development
CIHEAM Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo
Istar Montull Mussach
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Almidan Association for Development and Human Rights
Réseau des Femmes Solidaires
Kings Road Association
Rede Portuguesa de Jovens para a Igualdade de Oportunidades entre Mulheres e Homens
Fédération des Ligues des Droits des Femmes
Mediterranean Observatory of Communication (OMEC)
Association Neama for Development
Legal Association for Family Assistance and Human Rights
Women'  s Studies Center (WSC)

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