Sahar Aref is the Author of Fourth Wife Free, Winner of Independent Press Award (2019) and NYC Big Book Award (2018.)
She majored in English and Comparative Literature, Girls’ Colleges (now: Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University,) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and had her Master’s degree in sociology/anthropology at the American University in Cairo (AUC.)
She worked as free translator, sociology Tutor, research assistant, teaching assistant, and in 2007, she published her first book in Arabic.
Being interested in human development and personal growth, Sahar became a student and follower of the Late Dr. Ibrahim Elfiky’s – a leading Egyptian expert in success and personal growth. With him, she was awarded a Corporate Trainer’s and Assistant Hypnotist’s certificates.
She also contributed in Brian Tracy’s best seller, Cracking The Success Code (2012,) where she shared insights on her experience as a dedicated mother/housewife who successfully pulled herself out of her comfort zone and took steps towards achieving her career dreams.
Writing on success and personal growth, Sahar sees that Western and Islamic principles of personal growth are almost identical. Furthermore, she sees that when she defends women’s rights she also defends the whole family’s rights. For when women enjoy their rights in full, their family members enjoy healthier and more valuable existences.
Her recently published book, Fourth Wife Free, deals with the rising calls for polygamy practice in Muslim countries.
Sahar is a wife and a mother of a son and two daughters.