Fez - Morocco has just lost the great progressive sociologist Fatima Mernissi, who was one of the cultural and intellectual icons of the country. The deceased has spent her entire life defending gender equality, women's cause, moderate Islam, the Islam of mercy, love, and tolerance. She dealt with contemporary issues with scientific rigor, objectivity and boldness, often breaking taboos.

Moha Ennaji is an author and international consultant.