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Aisha Taymur (Arabic: عائشة تيمور‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; full name: Aisha E'ismat Taymur or Aisha 'Esmat al-Taymuriyya, Arabic: عائشة عصمت تيمور‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} or Arabic: عائشة التيمورية‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) (1840-1902) was a notable Egyptian social activist,<ref name="sis">Aisha Taymur at Egyptian State Information Service</ref> poet, novelist, and feminist.<ref name="sis" /> She was active in the field of women's rights.

In the assessment of Mervat Fayez Hatem,

Taymur used her work of fiction, social commentary and poetry to expand the definition of the nation-building process to include different social classes, ethnic groups and women of different generations and nationalisties. In this sincere effort, she was able to transform her very narrow social class rootes putting them into the service of the larger community. As such, she deserved, not just her poetry, the title of the "Finest of Her Class", which was one translation of the title of her poetry, Hilyat al-Tiraz.<ref>Mervat Fayez Hatem, Literature, gender, and nation-building in nineteenth-century Egypt: the life and works of ʻAʼisha Taymur, Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), p. 8.</ref>

Aisha is commemorated by having one of the newly discovered craters on the planet Venus named after her.


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Aisha Taymur (Arabic: عائشة تيمور‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}; full name: Aisha E'ismat Taymur or Aisha 'Esmat al-Taymuriyya, Arabic: عائشة عصمت تيمور‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} or Arabic: عائشة التيمورية‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) (1840-1902) was a notable Egyptian social activist,<ref name="sis">Aisha Taymur at Egyptian State Information Service</ref> poet, novelist, and feminist.<ref name="sis" /> She was active in the field of women's rights.

In the assessment of Mervat Fayez Hatem,

Taymur used her work of fiction, social commentary and poetry to expand the definition of the nation-building process to include different social classes, ethnic groups and women of different generations and nationalisties. In this sincere effort, she was able to transform her very narrow social class rootes putting them into the service of the larger community. As such, she deserved, not just her poetry, the title of the "Finest of Her Class", which was one translation of the title of her poetry, Hilyat al-Tiraz.<ref>Mervat Fayez Hatem, Literature, gender, and nation-building in nineteenth-century Egypt: the life and works of ʻAʼisha Taymur, Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), p. 8.</ref>

Aisha is commemorated by having one of the newly discovered craters on the planet Venus named after her.


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