Order of the Virtues (Egypt)

The Order of the Virtues (or Nishan al-Kamal) is a female Egyptian order of knighthood, as an award for merit.

Order of the Virtues
Nishan al-Kamal
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Third class of the Order of the Virtues
Awarded forTo women as an award for merit
Presented by Egypt
Reestablished under the Republic: 1953
Order of the Virtues (Egypt).svg
Ribbon bar of the Order
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)Order of Labour


The Order was founded in 1915 and reestablished under the Republic in 1953.


The order is composed of the following classes of merit :

  • Supreme Class
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • 3rd Class
Ribbon bars[1][unreliable source?]
3rd Class 2nd Class 1st Class Supreme Class


  • The ribbon is light grey with gold edges.

Notable recipientsEdit

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Colecciones Militares (Antonio Prieto Barrio), Egypt decorations - p.1
  2. ^ Harem Years by Huda Shaarawi