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Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Meet Hijabi Boxer Sannah Hussain Who Fights Disability Stigmas and Bigotry

Being a disabled Muslim woman you are likely to experience discrimination and obstacles in your path, but Sannah Hussain is changing and challenging the status quo of disabled females. We talked to her about her extraordinary journey. Sannah Hussain is a 25-years-old Pakistani Muslim, born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. She has Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic …

Two Youngsters Are Bringing Muslim Role Models in School Libraries

Two Youngsters Are Bringing Muslim Role Models in School Libraries

We are Mena and Zena Nasiri, ages 14 and 15 respectively, and we started the nonprofit Girls of the Crescent so we could help people through books. Our Inspiration In 4th grade, we were given a school project to research a person who we looked up to. We both went to our public library with …

Accomplishments of Black Muslims in the Past 12+ Months

Accomplishments of Black Muslims in the Past 12+ Months

Black History like any other history occurs around the year and the clock. So check out some accomplishments made by well-known Black Muslims in the past twelve plus months. January 2018: Muslim Writer Khadijah AbdulHaqq releases her groundbreaking children’s book Nanni’s Hijab February 2018: The hashtag Black Muslim Reads drops March 2018: Muslim Fashion Model …

Open to Possibilities - Inspiring Talk by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Open to Possibilities - Inspiring Talk by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Who can inspire you more than Ibtihaj Muhammad? She is the world’s 10th swords woman, and America’s first Muslim Fencer. Her Achievements Muhammad is an entrepreneur, activist, speaker and Olympic medalist in fencing. A 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, 5-time Senior World medalist and World Champion, in 2016, Ibtihaj became the first American woman to compete …

7 Reasons Why Muslim Youth Love Mohamad Salah

7 Reasons Why Muslim Youth Love Mohamed Salah

Salah is arguably one of the biggest Muslim sports stars in the world nowadays. Just listen to any football-related conversation in a British café and you’ll hear his name. Liverpool’s fans adore him, and Egyptians love him and celebrate his achievements. The 26-year-old has become an inspiration to Muslim youth worldwide. Here are seven reasons why people …

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

Hidden in the Savanna of Nigeria, abounded with rain forests, oil palm, and fertility; a flame lit an invigorating female empowerment, leadership, and competence. The light of her works continues to inspire and is practiced 153 years ensuing her death. Daughter of the Sokoto caliph, and named after Asma’ bint Abu Bakr, she is Nana …

Top 6 Most Influential Muslim Youth You Should Know About

Top 6 Most Influential Muslim Youth You Should Know About

In the US, about 99% of Muslim children attend public schools. However, a great majority of them face identity issues, disconnection from their faith and an erasure of influential Muslim role models to look up to in order to feel normal and accepted in the diversely apparent Western environment. As a result, Muslims have started …

Muslim Woman Challenges Stereotypes about Islam in Canada

Muslim Woman Challenges Stereotypes about Islam in Canada

A Muslim woman is devoting much of her time to raise awareness about Islam across small town Ontario through a series of presentations and interfaith dialogue. Barbara Helms was born Christian to American parents, who were accomplished classical musicians teaching in Canada.  In her 20s, she moved from the United States to Canada to study …

Speaking Truth to Power: The Eloquence of the Prophet’s Granddaughter

Speaking Truth to Power: The Eloquence of the Prophet’s Granddaughter

AHL AL-BAYT – the family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),–those bound to him by blood and by marriage, those whom he spoke of in his sermon at Khumm: “And the people of my household, I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my household! I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my …

Muslim Women Who Owned 2017

2017 was a great year for Muslim women! From hijabi barbies to getting sworn into public office (on the Quran, no less!), Muslim women are doing big things and have every reason to celebrate our incredible milestones! Check the following to feel inspired, proud, and pumped to aspire to even greater heights in 2018, and …



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