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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 …

Laila Alawa

Syrian-American Alawa on Forbes List of Amazing Change-Makers

Laila Alawa, an American Muslim of Syrian origin, has been selected among the amazing change-makers in this year’s Forbes #30Under30 list. The 24-year-old lady is the co-founder and CEO of The Tempest, a website, which gathers 500,000 hits per month.  Alawa originally geared her website toward Muslim women but pivoted to incorporate women of all ethnic backgrounds. The site has more …

NASA

Meet Fatima – A 19-Year-Old Saudi Scientist Who Received Recognition from NASA

NASA just named an asteroid after a scientist as a recognition for her effort in botany research. The asteroid is called Al-Sheikh 33535, named after Fatima bint Abdel Moneim Al Sheikh in the honor of her research entitled “Determining The Effect Of The Novel Carl 2 Strigolactone Analog On The Seed Germination of Parasitic Weeds”. Fatima, who was a second …

Muslims Hit Social Media to Celebrate Black Muslim Women

The Black Muslim Psychology Conference launched on Friday, May 5, the Favorite Black Muslimah Leader social media campaign asking people to name Black Muslim women engaged in constructive communal work and who provide positive influences.

American Muslim Female Neurosurgeon Is Paying It Forward

Dr. Zarina Ali loves the exhilaration she feels when scrubbing into brain or spine surgery knowing she has a chance to make a big difference in life and death situations for her patients. Even with the long hours of razor-sharp focus needed, she wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. But as a mother of …



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