HRH Prince Turki Faisal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of Directors at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, answers pressing questions on the state of affairs regarding women in Arab countries, and especially in Saudi Arabia today.
HRH, explains the challenges and differentiates between religion and societal factors that inhibit women's participation in societies. “To come out of their shells” imposed on them by society is how HRH put it.
Women's entrepreneurship was prominent in the Arab world and does not go against religious beliefs. He described how one of the Prophets’ wives was an entrepreneur and how she helped pave the way for him to engage with other cultures and ventures.
Finally, the idea of social entrepreneurship for women in Islam was a prominent one and will continue to be as Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, in general, is experiencing a surge in new laws and reaping the rewards of the good fight in women's name.
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