By Myriam Ben Ghazi | Sep 12 2011olfa , Religion , writer , youssef
Olfa Youssef is a Tunisian writer specializing in linguistics, psychology, and Islamic sciences. Â Olfa Youssef chose to have her PhD on a very critical subject, â€œthe plurality of meaningsÂ of the Qur’an.â€
Olfa Youssef was not just a scholar, she was also a public figure with several religious programs on national TV and radio, where she became a very controversial personality. Her appearance as a religious mentor was not well received by Tunisians. As a woman discussing religion on TV, she lost credibility by not wearing a veil, and her speech was not the regular religious speech that Tunisians are used to hear.
Olfa published a a few books mostly focusing on women in Islam. Her first book was titled, â€œLacking in Reason and Religion,â€ and the second one was â€œConfusion of Muslim Women.â€