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Economics: Cottage Industries: Egypt
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It is common for Egyptian families to rely upon a variety of economic resources, which may include money made by women who earn income from home. So while the Qurʾān states, “Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women)” (4:34), the reality can be quite different.

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Gardner, Ann, “Economics: Cottage Industries: Egypt”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0229a>
First published online: 2009

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