This study explores and analyzes the representation of religious identity in selected works of Egyptian fiction from the mid to late twentieth century including such authors as: Naguib Mahfouz, Edwar al-Kharrat, Bahaa Taher, Abdel-Hakim Qasim, Ibrahim Abdel-Meguid, etc.


Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department

Degree Name

MA in Arabic Studies

Graduation Date


Submission Date

May 2015

First Advisor

Mikhail, Mona N.

Committee Member 1

Hammoudah, Hussein M.

Committee Member 2

Fadl, Sayed


95 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006 -- Religion.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Kharrāṭ, Idwār, 1926- -- Religion.


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A great thanks to the faculty and staff of the Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department at The American University in Cairo. Special thanks to the professors of the thesis committee.