Hundreds attend funeral of prominent Islamic thinker Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd in Cairo
Ahram Online, , Thursday 4 Apr 2019


Hundreds attended on Thursday the funeral of the prominent Egyptian Islamic thinker, writer, politician and constitutional expert Ahmed Kamal Abul-Magd, who died late on Wednesday at 89.

Abul-Magd was born in 1930 in Assiut Governorate, Upper Egypt.

He graduated from the faculty of law at Cairo University in 1952 and obtained a PhD in law from the same university in 1960. He also obtained a Master's degree in Comparative Law, University of Michigan, in 1959.

Abul-Magd played a major role in leading and founding the Socialist Youth Organisation, Egypt's main political movement during the 1960s and early 70s.

He was also a member of the Egyptian Islamic Research Council, the National Council for Women, the Arab Organisation for Human Rights and the deputy head of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt.

Abul-Magd served as the Egyptian minister of youth from 1971 to 1973 and as minister of information from 1973 to 1975.

In 1976, he received the first class Order of the Republic in Egypt.

He contributed to establishing the constitutions of many other Arab countries including Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

Abul-Magd authored many publications and books, most notably on constitutional monitoring of laws in the United States and Egypt, judicial oversight of administration, the constitutional system of the United Arab Emirates and conducted many studies on Arab society.

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