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Ibrahim Elhoudaiby

Ibrahim Elhoudaiby


Ibrahim Elhoudaiby is a visiting assistant professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies at Bard College. He is a historian of the modern Middle East, with a specialty in the political and legal history of Egypt. His recent publications include “The National Game: Genealogy of the Egyptian Football League,” in Football in the Middle East: State, Society, and the Beautiful Game (2022) and “The Birth of the Investor: Shareholding, Modern Islamic Law, and the Rise of Islamic Finance,” in Islamic Law and Society (2022).

In-depth: From playing street football in Cairo's alleyways to touring Europe with a British team, Hussein Hegazi is football legend who helped turn a colonial sport into an Egyptian game.

02 December, 2022