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ma’zoun

In December 2020, Zeinab el Kawashti married a couple, Sondos and Karim, in front of their family and friends. In a different time and place, this would have been a normal occurrence, yet it was the first time any of the guests had seen a woman as a marriage officiant. This is not odd, given that female Ma’azin (Muslim marriage officiants) are extremely rare. The first-ever female marriage officiant in Egypt was Amal Soliman; she was hired in 2018 by…